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  • Date Submitted: 01/07/2009 3:26 PM
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The Tragedy of BRUTUS

Following emotions and paying attention to feelings will always show the way to satisfaction in the end. Others aren’t strong enough to stay true to themselves; instead they are easily influenced by the people among them. In the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare, Brutus does not follow his heart and was manipulated into thinking Caesar was not right for Rome. Doing the right thing doesn’t guarantee that unpleasant events wont occur throughout your life. Emotions give us the ability to determine whether certain choices are morally agreeable. Every person has their own idea of what is right and what is wrong and these perceptions will guide you through the obstacles of life.
Good will does not always come to people who follow virtue. There are different views on whether or not it was right to kill Caesar. The reality is that no matter how much you debate if it was right or wrong to kill Caesar, everyone will have a different view. There are good people who do good deeds but terrible things may happen to them. Good things may happen to bad people. There is no way of telling what is in store for the future. Brutus blocked his feelings toward Caesar and was easily swayed by Cassius. Cassius manipulated Brutus into thinking it was right to kill Caesar. Supposedly this was for the good of Rome. Cassius wrote counterfeit letters to Brutus from the people of Rome expressing their negative feelings towards Caesar. This was for the good of Cassius, not Rome.

Neglecting emotion in order to complete a task or follow a goal can be stressful. If feelings are not addressed you may lose yourself along the way. Ignored feelings don’t lead to happiness. Brutus pushed away his true feelings about the well being of Rome. It is important to know who you are and where your place is in the world. In the end of the play, Brutus lets in his feelings and conjures up the conclusion that his choice was wrong to kill Caesar. The people of...

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