Decisions, Decisions. The mistakes of Brutus.

Essay by Doug NeumanHigh School, 12th gradeC-, March 1996

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Decisions, Decisions

The theme I picked for Julius Caesar essay is the mistakes made by Brutus. According to

Mr. Holtz Brutus was stupid and many mistakes. The first one was him even joining the

Conspirators. The second was letting Anthony live and speak at the funeral. The final

mistake was his battle plan. Every one does make mistakes sometimes, but mistakes

Brutus made where plainly stupid. I feel the first mistake was Brutus joining the

conspirators in the first place. His mine was easily manipulated by the conspirators. They

gave him the justification he needed to kill Caesar, which was "its Good of Rome." The

assumption was that Caesar would eventually take the crown, which would never less

destroyed Rome according to Brutus thoughts. By making this assumption and joining the

other conspirators he set him self up for many problems for him and for Rome. This was

one of the fatal mistakes made by Brutus.

Brutus actually made two mistakes with Mark Antony. The first was letting Mark Antony

live and the second was letting him speak alone at the funeral. When Cassius first

suggested that they should kill Mark Antony, which they should of, but the noble Brutus

said "Our course will seem to bloody." That was not his only mistake with Mark Antony

he also let him speak at Caesar funeral. He was warned by Cassius, but Brutus ignored

him as usual. When Mark Antony spoke he got crowd on his side and they killed all

the conspirators except for Brutus and Cassius (they excepted the angry mob and left

Rome). This was some more trouble that was caused by Brutus.

In the war Brutus makes another dumb decision. He wanted to go into Rome and take it

over, but Cassius wanted them to...