The play Julius Caesar is about politics and betrayal in ancient Rome. Mark Antony repeats that line to encourage Brutus in becoming Caesar's heir. After being adopted by his uncle he used the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, but eventually returned to using his original name. Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? That's how important this is. Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is the most heroic character in the play. Third Plebeian: Your name, sir, truly.
What Brutus is saying at this point in time is that the public crowd should listen to him because he is an honorable and trustworthy person. The play takes place in 44 B. I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. 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. The survival of the monarch was all-important, and killing the wrong guy was just too bad.
He was the leader and everyone was supposed to go along with them. Honorable is a good thing and Brutus is not this. Brutus had honored Caesar but Brutus felt that Caesar was to ambitious. Third Plebeian: Tear him; tear him! He is willing to suffer for the good of Rome, and he was not looking for personal gain by killing Caesar as the other conspirators were. His speech achieves that end.
Brutus was not an honorable man because he displayed many unacceptable characteristics throughout the play. For most normal people, killing their best friend would not even be an issue, no matter what they thought was best for their country. How are Cassius and Brutus related? Yes, that's the solution, kill for better! When she briefly served on the Senate Watergate Committee staff, she demanded that Richard Nixon be deprived of his constitutional rights. Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to abet his fellow romans. He broke trust and that alone is not possibly honorable. Constitution left, right, and center, and the swamp went along with him.
An example of the amount of respect people have for Brutus is when Cinna, Casca, and Cassius talk about how important it is to have Brutus involved in their plot to kill Caesar. Brutus had integrity of character: he was loyal, selfless, strong, an honorable man in everything he did — one of Caesars favorite. Brutus did not think about his actions before they were done. In this statement, Brutus clearly displays disapproval towards the act of suicide, yet he decides to commit suicide in the end. Through this the well-belovèd Brutus stabbed; 1.
As he was valiant, I honor him. He returned to Rome a rich man, where he married Claudia Pulchra. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. So let it be with Caesar. There are also other reasons why should not be considered honorable. Brutus also understands that he is putting it all on the line for his romans, therefore Brutus is an honorable man.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, give me your attention. During the play, Brutus becomes increasingly patriotic because he concurs with the conspirator's beliefs about Caesar. Brutus did want what was best for his country more than anything. Just as in Elizabeth's court, nobody really knows who is a conspirator. Brutus said that if the conspirators do not join for a common cause, then there is no need for an oath because the conspirators are self-righteous, and they are serving the romans.
All the Plebeians: The will, the will! Brutus also felt that Caesar made the romans as slaves, and feared for the Republic. 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. Honorable is a good thing and Brutus is not this. Read the excerpt below from act 3. In Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus, a venerable politician, becomes a victim of the perpetual conflict between power-hungry politicians and ignorant commoners. This is not high school English anymore. To begin with, Brutus acted hypocritically more than once throughout the play.