placate the masses by justifying the assassination. Read from Cassius speech as he fumes over Caesars faults; or turn to the touching plea of Brutus wife for her husband to surrender and return home to her. Brutus believes that the welfare of Rome is the most important thing and will do almost anything to help preserve the good of Rome. How many killers would tell the whole city that they had just committed a murder? But still Brutus hesitated to involve himself in such a plot. Commentary, the reader cannot study Julius Caesar with an eye to learning Roman history. He kills Caesar because he knows that with Caesar becoming the only ruler of Rome, the latter would become a tyrant and enslave the people of Rome. Then the conspirators bathed their hands in Caesars blood and marched through the marketplace, brandishing their weapons over their heads, crying, Peace, freedom, and liberty! I would not choose Caesar as king, Cassius, yet I love him well. Referring to Caesar as an immortal god, presenting false evidence of his intentions, and playing on Brutusimmense love for Rome, Cassius finally prevailed on him to help see to the mans death; Brutus agreed to take part in his friends assassination, to think of him. There the conspirators planned to attack and dagger him to death.
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Yet after Antony speaks, the citizens yell enraged, They were traitors. During that conversation Brutus says, I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king./. There is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor, and death for his ambition. This idealistic aspect of Brutus is displayed when his fellow conspirators want everyone to swear an oath of allegiance to the conspirators and their cause. He states, No not an oath. Though Antonius had pretended at the time to tolerate the conspirators and accept their action, in fact, he regarded them as butchers, and secretly vowed to avenge the murder. When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; ambition should be made of sterner stuff. But then, ill-advisedly, Brutus invited Marcus Antonius, Caesars right-hand man, to address the crowd. Even Caesar thinks of Brutus as a noble and honorable friend.