Brutus Conspiracy Analysis

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Brutus would not have any problems if he would not have joined the conspiracy in the first place. Obviously, he had no idea what kind of retaliation the people would have. Brutus believed that the only way for Caesar to not be too powerful is to kill him. To make Brutus join, they put notes around his house as if they were all from different people. Cassius told Cinna “Be you content, Good Cinna, take this paper, /And look you lay it in the praetor’s chair /Where Brutus may find it. And throw this /In at his window. Set this up with wax /Upon old Brutus’ statue.” (1.3.145) Cassius is telling Cinna to go and put letters all around Brutus’ house to convince him to join the conspiracy. After Brutus saw these notes, he agreed with the conspirators, …show more content…
Brutus told Antony to not say anything against them in his speech. “Mark Antony, here, take you Caesar’s body. /You shall not in your funeral speech blame us, /But speak all good you can devise of Caesar, /And say you do ’t by our permission.” (3.1.260). Brutus tells Antony that he may take Caesar’s body, and that he may speak at the funeral, but he may not say anything that is blaming the conspirators in his speech, he can only say things good about Caesar. While he is giving the speech, he doesn’t follow their rules. He talks about how Brutus claims Caesar was ambitious, but what man that is ambitious would refuse a crown, and what man who is ambitious would cry for the poor. “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. /Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. /Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, /And Brutus is an honorable man. /You all did see that on the Lupercal /I thrice presented him a kingly crown, /Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? /Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, /And, sure, he is an honorable man.” (3.2.90). In this way, he turned the people against Brutus. He led them to believe that Brutus had killed Caesar for his own good and not for the good of the people or for Caesar’s own good. He further led them to believe that Caesar cared for them enough to put them in his will. He stirred them to mutiny against Brutus and his fellow …show more content…
cassius wanted to take the army back and not attack because he wanted to live on to an old age. “ Now, most noble Brutus, /The gods today stand friendly that we may, /Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age.” (5.1.95). This says that Cassius wanted to be peaceful and not attack. However, Brutus wanted to attack, and Brutus led the army so he got to choose. “ No, Cassius, no. Think not, thou noble Roman, /That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome. /He bears too great a mind.” (5.1.113). This means that Brutus thinks they should fight and that they do not have a chance of losing because Brutus is too smart to lose. Even though he thought this, he later discovered that he was wrong. “O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early, /Who, having some advantage on Octavius, /Took it too eagerly. His soldiers fell to spoil, /Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed.” (5.3.7). because of brutus deciding to rush in and attack, cassius ended up surrounded by brutus’ men. If Brutus would have listened to Cassius’s idea for battle plans, neither one of them would have had

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