In Shakespeare’s play Caesar,” Brutus is a conspirator who favors a republic for Rome. He is an honorable man, and many characters in the play show reverence for him. Brutus exemplifies his honor in many ways.
Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to help his fellow Romans. He is an honorable man. Am I entreated to speak and strike? Or Rome, I make thee promise, if the redress will follow, then receive thy full petition at the hand of Brutus” (Shakespeare 397). Brutus will obey whatever the Romans convey to him. Consequently, he joins the conspiracy to help the Romans rid Rome of Caesar.
Brutus also understands that he is putting everything on the line for his Romans; therefore, Brutus is an honorable man. He is a scrupulous man whose virtues endure. No, not an oath. If not by the face of men, the sufferance of our souls, the time’s abuse- If these motives be weak, break off betimes, and every man hence to his idle bed. So let high-sighted tyranny rage on until each man drops by lottery” (Shakespeare 399). Brutus said that if the conspirators do not join for a common cause, then there is no need for an oath because the conspirators are self-righteous and are serving the Romans. If the conspirators do not bind together, then each man will go his own way, become a weakling, and die when it suits the tyrant’s caprice.
Brutus advocates peace, freedom, and liberty for all Romans, which shows that he is altruistic as well as an honorable man. He also had compassion for Caesar when he killed him. If then that a friend demands why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Shakespeare 421). Brutus honored Caesar, but he felt that Caesar was too ambitious and made the Romans slaves.
Therefore, Brutus is an honorable man. He is noble and revered by many. Brutus joined the conspiracy because he desired to help the commoners. He was a follower of idealism, where the Romans would possess peace, liberty, and freedom.
Brutus wanted to kill Caesar because he believed that all the people of Rome would eventually become slaves. Thus, Brutus resorted to the assassination of Caesar. Brutus is an honorable man.