When in the play does Brutus show the trait of nobility, fate, his  recognition of his mistake, and destruction and suffering? Please include the act scene and lines, thank u so much. Its for an...

When in the play does Brutus show the trait of nobility, fate, his  recognition of his mistake, and destruction and suffering?

 Please include the act scene and lines, thank u so much. Its for an essay

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Doug Stuva eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Your question concerning Shakespeare's Julius Caesar contains five parts instead of the one allowed, and it reads like you want us to do the entire essay for you! 

I'll answer one part of your question for you.

Brutus shows his nobility in Act 2.1 when he is deciding whether or not to join the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar:

It must be by this death.  And for my part

I know no personal cause to spurn at him.

But for the general [good].  He would be crowned:

How that might change his nature, there's the question.

It is the bright day that brings forth the adder [snake],

And that craves wary walking.  Crown him that,

And then I grant we put a sting in him

That at his will he may do danger with.  (Act 2.1.10-18)

Brutus has no personal reason to want Caesar dead.  If he joins the conspiracy, it will be for the general good.  He worries that once Caesar is crowned, he may become a tyrant and do harm to Rome.

Brutus shows nobility by thinking of the common good of Rome.  He may be correct or incorrect in his judgment of Caesar, but his motives are pure. 

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Julius Caesar

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