Marcus Brutus character analysis, from Julius Caesar

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Marcus Brutus character analysis, from Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly

based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in

charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant

and close friend to Julius Caesar. But what would cause a person to kill

a close friend? After examining Brutus' relationship to Caesar, his

involvement in the conspiracy, and his importance to the plot, the truth

can be revealed.

Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Caesar, has a strong

relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and its

people. Brutus is very close to Caesar. In Roman times, the only way for

someone to get close to a person of high rank is if he/she is close to

him/her. In many points of the play, Brutus was talking and next to

Caesar. Brutus also loves Caesar but fears his power.

In the early acts

of the play, Brutus says to Cassius, 'What means this shouting? I do

fear the people do choose Caesar for their king...yet I love him

well.'(act 1, scene 2, ll.85-89), as he is speaking to Cassius. Brutus

loves Caesar, but would not allow him to 'climber-upward...He then unto

the ladder turns his back...'(act 2, scene 1, ll.24,26). As the quote

says, Brutus would not allow Caesar to rise to power and then turn his

back onto the people of Rome. After the assassination of Julius Caesar,

Brutus talks to Antony about Caesar's death. 'Our hearts you see not;

they are pitiful; and pity to the general wrong of Rome...'(act 3, scene

1, ll.185-186). Brutus says that Antony cannot see their(members of the

conspiracy) hearts, which are full of pity. Again, this shows how Brutus

loved Caesar but cared for the...