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The Character of Brutus

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The Character of Brutus In the play "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare we meet the character Brutus. This essay is about the character of Brutus and how he acts in the play from act 1 scene 2 to act 2 scene 2. Brutus' character is (affected by the fact that he loves Rome.) built on the fact he loves Rome and his ancestors also killed for the good of Rome. 53 "My ancestors did from the streets of Rome, 54 the Tarquin drive ..." In the second part of act 1 scene 2 we see Brutus talking to Cassius here we learn that he is thinking about different things. This is shown by what he says in line 39-41, 39 '...Vexed I am 40 Of late with passions of some difference, 41 Conceptions only proper to myself.' ...read more.


The next time we meet Brutus is in act 2 scene 1. In part 1 of act 2 scene 1 Brutus is seen talking to himself. During this part of the scene he is trying to decide weather or not to kill Caesar. This is proven in the opening line of his soliloquy, in line 10, 10 'It must be by his death. And for my part 11 I know no personal cause to spurn at him' By this he means the only way to stop Caesar becoming king is by killing him, but he has not any personal reason to kill him other than he may become a tyrant. Brutus shows how perceptive he is when thinks that giving Caesar the crown will change him for the worse. ...read more.


This is shown in line166. 166 "Let's be sacrificers, but not butchers..." When talking to the conspirators he shows that he is a poor judge of character when he decides not to murder Mark Antony, because he does not consider him a threat. This shown in lines 165 to 183, 165 "For Antony is but a limb of Caesar." ... 181 "And for Mark Antony, think not of him, 182 For he can do no more than Caesar's arm 183 When Caesar's head is off." In part 3 of act 2 scene1 Brutus is talking to his wife, Portia, who suspects something strange is going on but doesn't know what it is. Brutus tries unsuccessfully to put her fears at rest in line 257 with, 257 'I am not well in health, and that is all.' This shows that he is a caring husband because he doesn't want wife to get involved the murder of Caesar. James GRATY 10B English Coursework ...read more.

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