Brutus Weaknesses

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William Shakespeare has written 37 plays over his lifetime and died when he was only 52. During The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is becoming the leader of Rome and everyone loves him. Brutus is a noble and respected man all throughout Rome. But, as Cassius brings up the idea of killing Caesar, Brutus is hesitant at first, but then finally decides he must do what is right for Rome. Brutus and the conspirators plot to kill Caesar and later carry out their plan, but left Caesar’s good friend, Antony, alive. After Brutus had spoken at the funeral, it was then Antony’s turn. He aroused the crowd against the conspirators and looked for his revenge against them. Brutus and the conspirators fled Rome and later went into battle against Anthony. …show more content…
Brutus is stubborn when it comes to his ideas against others. He believes that his ideas are better and he rarely sides with other ideas. This leads Brutus to be too trusting in his own ideas, that they lead to his downfall. Cassius says to Brutus, “Then, with your will, go on;/ we’ll along ourselves and meet them at Philippi.” (4.3.222-224). An explanation can be described as, Cassius has finally given up arguing with Brutus and lets the plan of marching to Philippi go through. And yet again, Brutus wins another argument. Brutus’ tragic flaw is evident, he strongly believes that his idea will work better than Cassius’. Brutus believes it is best to go to Philippi and meet Antony and his troops there. This was the plan that opposed Cassius’ idea that they wait from them and let them get tired as they march. As respected and honored as Brutus is, his idea seems smarter and wiser. As they use Brutus’ plan, this shows how he is always making decisions based on his own ideas. This reveals that Brutus does not consider other ideas that oppose his own, making him too trusting in his own. This example displays Brutus’ tragic flaw of being too trusting in his own ideas. This plan eventually backfires and both, Cassius and Brutus die on the day of the battle. This shows how Brutus’ tragic flaw of trusting his own ideas too much, can lead to his downfall. He convinces the others that it is best to march to Philippi, without giving the other plan much thought. Brutus is caught up in thinking he is right all of the time, that he does not ponder other ideas and thinks to quickly about one. This leads to his downfall because he is killed, after the battle, which was started by him making the decision to march to Philippi. As the conspirators plot to kill Caesar, they are deciding whether or not they should let Antony live. After Cassius suggests they kill Antony,

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