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Ha who comes hereThy evil spirit Brutus 43318325 The remover of an oppressive power may ironically share the same characteristics of the oppressor In Shakespeares Julius Caesar the similarities between Brutus and Caesar the liberator and oppressor are seen in many characteristics Brutus reflects Caesars pride carelessness and methods to gain power Brutus as seen in the quote is just a reflection of Julius Caesar and his character The family honor of Brutus in protecting the republic is equal to Caesar honoring himself and establishing a monarchy Initially Brutus is swayed by Cassius because of family pride O you and I have heard our fathers say there was a Brutus once that would have brooked th eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king 13159 Here Cassius is referring to Brutus ancestor who rid Rome of a ruler and created the republic Brutus puts his own honor before Rome and the republic not caring for what might happen if someone powerful like Caesar is killed Caesars vanity is similar in that he puts his wants before those of the people But I am constant as the Northern Star Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament 3166-68 Caesar puts his pride in being consistent in front of whats better for the people The similarity in Brutus honor and Caesars pride proves both to be equally vain and selfish not considering others Both Brutus and Caesar prove to be careless and not thinking of the dangers ahead Brutus does not heed warning the warning of Caesars ghost when he appears and says To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi 4327 The ghost predicts Brutus death but Brutus pays no heed to the warning If more careful he may have been able to save at least his life Julius Caesar shows similar carelessness during the last day of his life He insists on going
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