The Character of Brutus in Julius Caesar Essay
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" …show more content…
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?
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