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Brutus Strikes Out

Brutus Strikes Out

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TUBMAN 1 Bulette Stevens Brown SHLA 2nd 23 March 2010

Brutus Strikes Out

In the time of 1599, William Shakespeare, a playwrighter, wrote a tragedy, a series play with an unhappy ending, called The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. In the drama, in 44 B.C, Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, acted ambitiously; consequently, Rome polarized into his supporters and his enemies, who do not support his ambitious actions. Brutus, a senator of Rome and friend of Caesar, wants the best for Rome; however, he later partakes and leads the conspiracy by making the decisions. As the tragic hero, Brutus makes three fatal mistakes. As the tragic hero, Brutus constructs the error of not making an oath because of his idealism. Brutus assumed that the rest the conspirators planned to kill Caesar for the same reason. Brutus addressed the conspirators “If these be motives weak, break off bedtimes; And every man hence to his idle bed.” (2, 1, 11) Brutus wanted to kill Caesar for the good of Rome, whereas the rest of the conspirators were doing it out of

despite the fact he took the place of Caesar’s right-hand man. Brutus underestimated Antony. young and powerless.possessiveness and hatred. Brutus creates the mishap of not killing Antony because of his idealism. As the play continued. young and athletic. Unfortunately. does not have any control. Consequently. Brutus convinces the conspirators to do the opposite. obviously Brutus has not seen through Antony’s exterior and allows Antony to speak at the funeral of Caesar. in regards to Caesar. Soon after the conspirators agreed to not make an oath. Brutus shares “For Antony is but a limb of Caesar. Antony mentally listed all the conspirators in his head and plotted his revenge against the conspirators. Instead TUBMAN 2 of killing Antony. which leads to his third mistake. due to the underestimation of Antony. Brutus comes up with a false conclusion about Antony. 165) Antony. therefore. Brutus forms the choice of letting Antony speak because of his idealism. which leads to Brutus’ second mistake. As the conspirator. Brutus is unable to see Antony’s true mission: to . 1. As the protagonist. he assumed he would take no action. would not threaten the conspirators whatsoever. while the riot killed an innocent poet. nevertheless. Despite Cassius’ warning that Antony should die because of his loyalty to Caesar and Antony’s reaction to the corpse of Caesar. He thinks Antony. six of the conspirators fled during the riot and the six died.” (2. Antony enters.

As the tragic hero. this resulted in angry crowd killing six conspirators and starting a battle in which Cassius and Brutus die in. Brutus should have made an oath. subsequently. 1. Brutus makes three defect mistakes because of his idealism. The second mistake.avenge Caesars’ death. some innocent and some guilty. as Antony persuaded the crowd using charismatic factors. Brutus did not kill Antony and underestimated him. The first mistake. by which he will utter. Brutus’ choice ultimately sealed the fate of the comparators. Cassius warned “Know you how much the people may be moved. 235-236) Cassius warned Brutus if Antony spoke at the funeral he may sway the crowd on his side. while TUBMAN 3 pointing at every wound. . The third mistake. bringing out the body of Caesar and naming the conspirators. many people died.” (3. Because of these three mistakes Brutus made. Brutus let Antony speak at the funeral.

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