What are some reasons Brutus would make a good leader?

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As other Educators note in response to this question, Brutus truly is "an honorable man" (3.2.90) and "the noblest Roman of them all" (5.5.74). His loyalty is to Rome above all, even above his loyalty and friendship to Caesar. Brutus is idealistic, but he seems at times to be idealistic to a fault. He believes that others, like Cassius and Antony, share his selfless idealism, and that belief leads him into serious trouble.

It seems unlikely that Brutus is totally lacking in political ambition, but he joins Cassius and the conspirators against Caesar for apparently noble reasons. Brutus believes that Cassius shares his ideals, joins the conspiracy, and becomes a murderer. Interestingly, Roman historian Suetonius wrote that according to the autopsy, Caesar was stabbed twenty-three times. It's likely that Caesar would have died from blood loss in any case, but only one of the twenty-three wounds was actually fatal. Could it have been Brutus, the most idealistic assassin, who gave Caesar...

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