Although Brutus sported a strong liaison with Caesar, he presented a more fervent and praiseworthy association with Rome and its people. In the early portions of the play, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people do choose Caesar for their king…yet I love him well” (A.I, sc.ii, l.86-90). Brutus cares for Caesar but refuses to allow Caesar to gain command, to turn his back to the people of Rome, to domineer Rome, because a person with power becomes fraudulent and concerned with improving his own life, rather than caring for Rome’s populace. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Brutus talks to Antony about Caesar’s death proclaiming, “Our hearts you see not. They are pitiful; and pity to the general wrong of Rome…” (A.III, sc.i, l. 184-185). Brutus says Antony cannot see the conspirators’ hearts, which only feel compassion and remorse for their dealings and that Brutus carried no personal cause to assassinate Caesar except that Caesar’s ambition inevitably brought him down. Brutus’s persona in general played an imperative function in the conspiracy against Caesar as he stands as the “backbone” of the plan. The conspirators desired Brutus, held high in the hearts of people, to support, to justify their actions, and to not make the murder seem as a crime hate. Brutus himself even discloses that his role in the conspiracy deems compulsory to save Rome when he advises the people that, “…I slew my best lover for the good of Rome...” (A. III, sc.ii, l.45).