Was Brutus a hero or a villain? Were Brutus’s intentions good or bad? These are the questions that people ask when they are discussing Brutus’s personality, an honarable man in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. In the play Julius Caesar, Brutus leads a conspiracy against Julius Caesar, a man that the senate is about to crown king of Rome. Theconspirators end up assasinating Julius Caesar. Since Brutus was the leader of the conspiracy people often see him as a villain, but I believe that Brutus was a hero. The reasons that I believe that Brutus was a hero is the fact that he had good intentions, he felt really guilty about killing his friend (Villians do not care about what they do), and because he shows pity towards Marc Antony, Julius Caesar’sbest friend. Brutus does have some charecteristics of a villain but overall he is a real hero. We can compare this to when a man runs and tackles a little girl to prevent her from getting ran over by a bus. He had good intentions, but I am prety sure that tackling a little girl is wrong.
Brutus did not kill Julius Caesar because of a Man versus Man conflict, Julius Caesar did not owe him money.Brutus Killed Julius Caesar so Rome could be a better place. Brutus and the conspirators thought that Julius Caesar was going the change their government from a democratic one to an empire.The other reason why the conspirators wanted to murder Julius Caesar was because they thought that he was going to force all of the Roman citizens into slavery.” Had you rather Caesar were living, and die allslaves, than that caesar were dead, to live all free men?(Shakespeare 23-25).” Basically Brutus is saying that if Julius Caesar was still alive he would of made them all slaves and that they would all die as slaves. He also says that now that Julius Caesar is dead he can no longer make them slaves, that they will always be free men, and that they will die being free men. Brutus thinks thatby killing Julius Caesar he has freed the citizens from ever becoming slaves. This is probably the best reason that makes me believe that Brutus was a hero and not a villain.
Have you ever noticed that villains like Hitler do not care what they do and whom it might affect? Brutus is not a villain because he thought a lot about what he was going to do and he felt really guilty afterwards. “ Iknow no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crowned. How that might change his nature,…(Shakespeare 11-13).” Brutus is thinking about the reasons he wants the conspirators to kill Julius Caesar. He states that he does not want to kill Julius Caesar because of a Man versus Man external conflict. Brutus says that he wants the conspirators to kill Julius Caesarbecause when Julius Caesar gets crowned that he will change his ways. For example, Brutus thinks that once Julius Caesar has power that he will become very ambitious. “ And therfore think him as a serpent’s egg, which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell (Shakespeare 32-34).” Brutus is saying that at the moment Julius Casear is weak and helpless, but thatsooon he will become powerful and create a lot of destruction.
Have you ever noticed that villains usually attack their enemies friends and families before they attack their actual enemy. When the conspirators are planning out Julius Caesar’s death one of the conspirators suggest that they kill Marc Antony. If Brutus was really a villain he would of wanted to harm or even kill Marc Antony andmaybe even Julius Caesar’s wife before the conspirators even touched Julius Caesar. “ Tell him, so please him come unto this place, he shall be satisfied and, by my honor, Depart untouched(Shakepeare 152-154).”Marc Antony’s servant walks up to the conspirators after they have Killed Julius Caesar and tells them that Marc Antony wants to have a word with them, but that first he wants to...