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

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

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

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