How Shakespeak Crafts The Character Brutus In Julius Caesar

749 words - 3 pages

Harry Diem
Section 61
02/16/11
Brutus
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare uses alliteration to craft Brutus as a noble man in order to suggest that he is a high ranking, well respected and honorable person. Brutus is believed by many people such as Cassius that he is a high ranking man because he has a high status in Rome being one of Caesar’s closest and best men. Brutus is well respected by many people. Cassius, Casca, and Cinna thought with Brutus being well respected by many people that with Brutus in their group, them and their acts would be worthy to the people. When Brutus and Cassius address a crowd of plebeians after the assassination of Caesar, Brutus ...view middle of the document...

“O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts, And that which would appear offense in us His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change virtue and to worthiness.”
(I.iii.162-165)
Soon they all had to have respect in order for Brutus to join them. Being well respected helps make Brutus a noble person.
The last reason why Brutus is a noble man is because of Brutus’s honor. After doing an act that doesn’t honorable and noble which was the killing of Caesar, Brutus comes out and addresses a crowd of plebeians about what happened. He tells them he did what did not because of Caesar but because he loved and honored Rome. Brutus says a quote which shows his honor to Rome,
“…not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.”
(III.ii.23-24)
This line showed Brutus’s honor wasn’t just for Caesar but also for Rome. Brutus saying this shows that he didn’t have any less honor for Caesar but he just honored Rome more. Having more honor for a whole group of people rather than one person shows that he’s an honorable man. Brutus being honorable shows that he is...

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