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Is Brutus right to join the conspiracy?

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It is possible to make an argument for both sides of this debate. Brutus himself wrestles with the fact that he has always been "Caesar's angel," a close friend of Caesar's and one who was dearly loved by him. He does not want to kill his friend. However, he truly believes that Caesar wants to establish himself as a king in Rome, and that, although he has "no personal cause to spurn at him," "the general [cause]" is a compelling reason enough. He attempts to distance himself from his personal attachment to...

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