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What happens to Brutus at the end of the play? What do Antony and Octavius then say...

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Posted January 14, 2008 at 9:20 AM via web

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What happens to Brutus at the end of the play? What do Antony and Octavius then say about Brutus?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted January 14, 2008 at 9:32 AM (Answer #1)

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Brutus has watched his friends and fellow soldiers be captured or die. Lucilius tries to give Brutus the opportunity to flee by claiming to be Brutus, but Antony recognizes him.

He realizes that they have lost the war. He pleads with some of the men to help him end his life, but they cannot do it and leave. Brutus is able to convince Strato to hold the sword so that he can run into it. Brutus dies believing that he did the right thing for Rome.

Antony and Octavius praise Brutus after his death. Antony calls him a good and noble Roman and an honest man. Octavius plans to bury Brutus as an honorable soldier. 

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