How does Brutus's death compare to Cassius' death as far as being honourable in Julius Caesar?
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Both Brutus and Cassius commit suicide. Cassius incorrectly hears that Brutus is defeated. that is why he commits suicide. He was dependent on Brutus for his leardership. Cassius is giving honor to Brutus in his death. He believes in Brutus. Knowing he is dead causes Cassius to feel hopeless. Cassius is a coward who depended totally on Brutus.
Brutus fights to the end. He rallies Cassius's forces and fights until both armies retreat. It is declared a draw between Brutus' army and Antony's army.
Three weeks later, Brutus finds his army defeated. He would rather die than live under the leadership of men who supported Caesar in his sense of being ovely ambitious.
Brutus has nothing to fear in death. He has lost everything. His wife is dead. Cassius is dead. Brutus would rather die on his own sword than to become a slave under Rome's new condition.
He dies believing in an idealic republic. In honor and glory, Brutus dies. Even Antony admits that no one was more honorable of the conspirators.
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