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Posted September 29, 2011 at 1:15 PM via web

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Describe all the ways that brutus is brave?

give quotes from the story and specific acts and scenes

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted September 30, 2011 at 6:34 AM (Answer #1)

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Brutus is brave in that he denies his love for Caesar to protect his country land. Brutus bravely joins a conspiracy not knowing the outcome. He bravely stabs Caesar along with the conspirators for a total of thirty-three times. Brutus is brave in leading the conspiracy. He loves Rome more than he loves his own life. He is willing to die to protect Rome.

When Cassius begins to try and convince Brutus to join the conspiracy, Brutus realizes it will be dangerous:

What dangers would you lead me into, Cassius,
That you want me to search for something
That I don’t have in myself?

At this point, Brutus is questioning Cassius' purpose for the conversation they are having. He knows that Cassius is leading him into something dangerous. Brutus shows bravery when he joins the conspiracy. He insists that he would rather be a common villager than to become a slave in Rome:

Brutus would rather be a villager
Than to say he is a son of Rome Under the hard conditions that these times
Are likely to lay on us.

Although Brutus is brave, he fears the people are about to choose Caesar as king:

What does this shouting mean? I’m afraid the people
Are going to choose Caesar for their king.

Brutus has to be brave to fight against the great mighty Caesar. He proves his bravery when he kills Caesar. He is brave in ridding Rome of Caesar's tyranny.

He proves his bravery in fighting against Marc Antony. Brutus is not only brave, but he is also noble. Even in death, he fights bravely. Rather than be a slave in Rome, he bravely falls on his own sword. In his death, Marc Antony praises Brutus in his bravery and noble character:

This was the noblest Roman of them all.
All the conspirators, except him,
Did that they did out of jealousy of great Caesar;
Only he, in a general-honest thought
And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world, "This was a man!"

 

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