julia ceasarconsider brutus's actions. is he right to join the conspiracy against caesar? what are his reasons? does he choose to join the conspiracy, or is he tricked by cassius? how do cassius's...

julia ceasar

consider brutus's actions. is he right to join the conspiracy against caesar? what are his reasons? does he choose to join the conspiracy, or is he tricked by cassius? how do cassius's motivations compare to brutus's? are the more noble or less noble?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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We can't really know if Brutus's actions are right or not.  The only way to tell would have been to let Caesar live and see if he truly became a tyrant.  Brutus thought he was going to, but it's a little iffy (in my opinion) to assassinate someone because of what they might become.  So I think that Brutus had good motives, but there is no way to know if he was right to join the conspiracy.

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Brutus's motives might have seemed more pure. If he truly felt that Caesar was a threat to the empire, his actions against Caesar would have been understandable. However, do not forget, that initially Brutus took a stand against the assassination of Caesar. He let the words of other men sway him from his own moral stance. While some might consider him to have been "tricked", Brutus made his own choice for his own reasons, so he cannot blame anyone else, including Cassius, for his choice.

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julia ceasar

consider brutus's actions. is he right to join the conspiracy against caesar? what are his reasons? does he choose to join the conspiracy, or is he tricked by cassius? how do cassius's motivations compare to brutus's? are the more noble or less noble?

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