Julius Caesar - Brutus

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Tuesday-17-04-06        English        Lore Steenmans

Drama - Julius Caesar

‘Brutus may have been an honourable man in the eyes of some, but not all of his actions were wise or well-reasoned.’ To what extent would you agree or disagree with this statement?

        In William Shakespeare’s play ‘Julius Caesar’, Brutus plays one of the main characters. He is portrayed as a very developed and honourable character, ending up as being the hero of the play. Many of his actions, however, led to his downfall and make us question whether his actions were wise or well-reasoned. I agree with the above statement, yet think that some of his actions were for the best of Rome.

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        One of Brutus’ most important decisions was whether to join the conspirators in killing Julius Caesar. He did not kill out of jealousy or out of power hunger, but he felt that Caesar was a threat to Rome and must therefore be killed: “As he was ambitious, I slew him.” (Act 3 Scene 2) This was both a wise and well-reasoned decision. It could be argued, however, that Brutus should not have killed Caesar as they were close and loyal friends. This questions Brutus’ nobility yet it proves that Brutus even put the best of Rome before his friendships. Brutus ...

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