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In deciding whether or not a person is good all of their characteristics must be looked at That person might look good on the outside but if their heart is exposed they may not look as perfect as thought In Shakespeares Julius Caesar Brutus is a perfect example of this idea He is sympathetic kind and generous but when his motives are questioned he does not look so sensitive Brutus is not an honorable man Brutus was a very selfish and self-centered person He continually ignored Cassius and the conspirators ideas He was the leader and everyone was supposed to go along with them Not to mention that all of his decisions went against Cassius and they were all the wrong moves Brutus refused to admit that he was wrong or listen to other people He had a big ego and was obviously used to being in charge When Cassius thought it was a bad idea to leave Sardis and go to Phillipi to fight Antony Brutus did exactly the opposite His idea of friendship should be questioned because he constantly disagreed with Cassius his best friend and that is not what friendship is all about Brutus did not value the people around him Along with ignoring his friends he killed his closest friend of all time For most normal people killing their best friend would not even be an issue no matter what they thought was best for their country If they thought something bad could be happening they would talk to that friend and tell them what they think and how it should be resolved No real friend would jump to conclusions and make such a drastic decision as killing that person Brutus also did not value his wife Portia He was never home for her and eventually part of her suicide was linked to this To drive her to suicide was a very selfish act on Brutus part He should have
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