The Character of Brutus in Julius Caesar Essay

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The Character of Brutus in Julius Caesar

Brutus was a very important character in the play Julius Caesar

written by William Shakespeare. He helped plan a plot against one of the

most powerful people in Rome and killed the king to be. Brutus was well

renowned for his deep thinking, his honor, and most importantly, his

belief in stoicism.

Brutus's stoic qualities played a major role in his character. He

trusted his wife Portia very much. In fact, he trusted her so much that he

was even going to tell her about the plot against Caesar.

"You are my true and honorable wife,

As dear to me as are the ruddy drops

That visit my sad heart"
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Impatient of my absence,

And grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony

Have made themselves so strong for with her death

That tidings came with this she fell distract,

And, her attendants absent, swallowed fire.

And died so?

Even so.

O ye immortal gods!

Speak no more of her. Give me a bowl of wine.

In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius."

( IV, iii, 141-158)

The people of Rome respected Brutus greatly. The conspirators

thought very highly of him and wanted him to be part of their scheme

against Julius Caesar. If they could get Brutus to join in on the plan the

people might think it was all right that they killed the great Caesar.

" O Cassius, if you could

But win the noble Brutus to our party"

( I, iii, 140-141)

The people respected Brutus. They thought he was a very wise and noble man.

They believed anything he would tell them.

"Oh, he sits high in all the people's hearts,

And that which would appear offense in us

His countenance, like richest alchemy,

Will change to virtue and to worthiness."

( I, iii, 157-160)

Brutus was a very deep thinker who always put others first. He

killed Caesar for the good of Rome. He

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