While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power.
Other soldiers, senators, plebeiansand attendants Plot synopsis Marcus Brutus is Caesar's close friend and a Roman praetor. Brutus allows himself to be cajoled into joining a group of conspiring senators because of a growing suspicion—implanted by Caius Cassius —that Caesar intends to turn republican Rome into a monarchy under his own rule.
The early scenes deal mainly with Brutus's arguments with Cassius and his struggle with his own conscience. The growing tide of public support soon turns Brutus against Caesar this public support was actually faked; Cassius wrote letters to Brutus in different handwritings over the next month in order to get Brutus to join the conspiracy.
A soothsayer warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March ",  which he ignores, culminating in his assassination at the Capitol by the conspirators that day, despite being warned by the soothsayer and Artemidorus, one of Caesar's supporters at the entrance of the Capitol.
Caesar's assassination is one of the most famous scenes of the play, occurring in Act 3 the other is Mark Antony's oration "Friends, Romans, countrymen. The conspirators create a superficial motive for the assassination by means of a petition brought by Metellus Cimber, pleading on behalf of his banished brother.
As Caesar, predictably, rejects the petition, Casca grazes Caesar in the back of his neck, and the others follow in stabbing him; Brutus is last. Shakespeare has him add, "Then fall, Caesar," suggesting that Caesar did not want to survive such treachery, therefore becoming a hero.
The conspirators make clear that they committed this act for Rome, not for their own purposes and do not attempt to flee the scene. After Caesar's death, Brutus delivers an oration defending his actions, and for the moment, the crowd is on his side.
However, Mark Antonywith a subtle and eloquent speech over Caesar's corpse—beginning with the much-quoted " Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears "  —deftly turns public opinion against the assassins by manipulating the emotions of the common peoplein contrast to the rational tone of Brutus's speech, yet there is method in his rhetorical speech and gestures: Antony, even as he states his intentions against it, rouses the mob to drive the conspirators from Rome.
Amid the violence, the innocent poet, Cinnais confused with the conspirator Lucius Cinna and is murdered by the mob.
The beginning of Act Four is marked by the quarrel scene, where Brutus attacks Cassius for soiling the noble act of regicide by accepting bribes "Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake? That night, Caesar's ghost appears to Brutus with a warning of defeat "thou shalt see me at Philippi" .
At the battleCassius and Brutus knowing they will probably both die, smile their last smiles to each other and hold hands.
During the battle, Cassius has his servant Pindarus kill him after hearing of the capture of his best friend, Titinius. After Titinius, who was not really captured, sees Cassius's corpse, he commits suicide. However, Brutus wins that stage of the battle - but his victory is not conclusive.
With a heavy heart, Brutus battles again the next day. He loses and commits suicide by running on his own sword, which is held by a soldier named Strato. The play ends with a tribute to Brutus by Antony, who proclaims that Brutus has remained "the noblest Roman of them all"  because he was the only conspirator who acted for the good of Rome.
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Julius Caesar - Analysis of Brutus William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar.
The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar.