Is Brutus An Honorable Man Essay

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In deciding whether or not a person is good, all of their characteristics must be looked at.That person might look good on the outside, but if their heart is exposed they may not look as perfect as thought. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Brutus is a perfect example of this idea. He is sympathetic, kind, and generous, but when his motives are questioned, he does not look so sensitive. Brutus is not an honorable man. Brutus was a very selfish and self-centered person. He continually ignored Cassius' and the conspirators' ideas. He was the leader and everyone was supposed to go along with them. Not to mention that all of his decisions went against Cassius and they were all the wrong moves. Brutus refused to ad ...view middle of the document...

For most normal people, killing their best friend would not even be an issue, no matter what they thought was best for their country. If they thought something bad could be happening, they would talk to that friend and tell them what they think and how it should be resolved. No real friend would jump to conclusions and make such a drastic decision as killing that person. Brutus also did not value his wife, Portia. He was never home for her and, eventually, part of her suicide was linked to this. To drive her to suicide was a very selfish act on Brutus' part. He should have been there for his wife. Brutus did not think about his actions before they were done. He didn't think about what would happen to the Roman empire if Caesar were killed. By assinating Caesar he started a civil war. He ruined an entire empire by his quick and stupid descions. Many, many people died that did not need to. How can a person be considered honorable when they were responsible for so many lost lives and the loss of an empire? Brutus was not a very good military leader. His action when his army first arrived in Phillipi was to march down from the mountains. Everyone knows that it is better to fight from high elevation rather than low. Brutus' actions were quick, not very well thought-out. This kind of thinking can get other people, as well as himself, into trouble. Brutus may look like a kind and sensitive person while putting a warm blanket on Lucius, but he really was not a good person. This kind of person only means trouble.Just look down deep into his heart and that person's real personality can be seen.Honorable is a good thing and Brutus is not this.


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