How does Brutus change throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?My teacher told me that Brutus is a dynamic character, but he hasnt explained why. I would like to know and understand why he is...

How does Brutus change throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

My teacher told me that Brutus is a dynamic character, but he hasnt explained why. I would like to know and understand why he is dynamic. Thank You.

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At first, Brutus is a loyal friend to Caesar. The two of them are very close. At the same time, Brutus loves Rome and he is a concerned citizen. When Cassius plants the idea that Caesar is becoming overly ambitious, Brutus begins to examine the situation. He begins changing his mind about Caesar.

After Brutus decides to join the conspirators, he becomes a murderer. He commits a violent act against his dear friend. After the assassination, he insists that the conspirators wash their hands in Caesar's blood and walk through the market-place. In this image, he appears to be a cold-blooded murderer.

After Antony is permitted to speak as a memorial to Caesar, Brutus has to flee for his life. He becomes despondent. His country is plunged into a civil war. Portia commits suicide. Brutus loses his wife and becomes hopeless.

He is angry with Cassius now. He was trying to spare his country from  the slavery following Caesar's dictatorship. Although Caesar is dead, Brutus sees his ghost and realizes that Caesar is still ruling.

Because Antony's forces defeat him, Brutus falls on his own sword. In a sense, Brutus has lost all the courage and bravery he once had. He dies without hope of seeing Rome remain a free country.

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