Brutus, a Noble Roman In the play, Julius Caesar, Antony admired many qualities about Brutus. Antony had referred to Brutus as the noblest Roman, but this did not mean Brutus was perfect because he was not. Brutus had illustrated that he is a honest, caring and a determined man. Brutus had proved that he was an honest man. During his funeral oration for Caesar, he was honest with his words, he spoke truthfully to the crowd about why he had killed Caesar and said it was for the good of Rome. Antony truly admired Brutus.
Antony and Octavius were going to give him proper burial out of respect, this proves that if Brutus enemies were going to give him a burial, then that would mean that Antony really admired Brutus for his good qualities. Many people respected and looked up to Brutus before Antony spoke at Caesar s funeral. For example, when Brutus spoke the citizens had been on Brutus side and were against Antony. A citizen had said, We ll bring him to his house with shouts and clamours (3. 2. 55).
Even though Brutus might not have done the best thing for Rome by killing Caesar, he was still a noble and a honest Roman. Brutus was a noble and caring person and in Antony s words you could say, This was a man (5. 5. 75). Brutus had truly believed that it was in Rome s best interest that Caesar were to be killed. Brutus decision for joining the conspiracy or not was not taken lightly.
even though Brutus was tired, he was still making up his mind about joining the conspiracy after his evenings interview with Cassius and the other conspirators. When Brutus had found the several anonymous letters (really from Cassius) he really thought thatthe y were from the citizens of Rome and that they did not want Caesar to be crowned King. His reasoning was that Caesar was not to be killed for what he had done but for what he may do in the future. Brutus had all four elements, and they were all equally mixed up in him, (5. 5. 73).
Brutus did not have to much pride or envy, he had just the right amount of each. Brutus did not tell his wife Portia about the conspiracy because he knew she would be hurt and would not understand. If Brutus enemies could say kind words about him it must have truly meant that he was a great man. Brutus was a very determined man. He was like the Master Mind of the whole conspiracy. All the other conspirators looked up to Brutus and listened to him with great respect.
Anything Brutus told the conspirators to do they did it with out so much as a question asked. His great determination to kill Caesar came from the fact that he thought the idea of Caesar being King would eventually destroy Rome completely. Brutus was not afraid to die if he lost the battle to Antony and his army. Near the end of the play with Cassius dead, Brutus knew that there was no chance that his side could come out victorious in the battle for the control of Rome. He did not want to give his enemies the satisfaction of letting them parade him through the streets of Rome and get tortured so he killed himself.
Brutus fought to the end and to him the whole ordeal was worth it because he was fighting for Rome and died fighting for it. Therefore, in this play, as proven it is obvious that Brutus was not perfect because of his actions in killing Caesar. Brutus had proven that he was honest, noble and determined... What mattered to him is that he fought for what he believed in and that was for the honor o fRome.