The fault dear brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves. In his words brutus tries to explain to the people that his reasons were honorable and just highlighting his loyalty to rome and his belief that killing caesar was justified because it was for the good of the roman people.
If then that friend demand why brutus rose against caesar this is my answer.
Julius caesar quotes about brutus. Friend of caesar s to him i say that brutus love to caesar was no less than his. The tragedy of julius caesar first folio title. The tragedie of ivlivs ceasar is a history play and tragedy by william shakespeare first performed in 1599.
By entering your email address you agree to receive emails from shmoop and verify that you are over the age of 13. Set in rome in 44 bc the play depicts the moral dilemma of brutus as he joins a conspiracy led by. 191 quotes from julius caesar.
It is one of several plays written by shakespeare based on true events from roman history such as coriolanus and antony and cleopatra. Not that i loved caesar less but that i loved rome more. Other than cassius s strong words against caesar the people of rome have not directly witnessed caesar as a tyrant.
Here brutus addresses the people of rome directly following the killing of caesar in act iii. Therefore this speech by brutus is essential to the future of the conspirators in rome. 3 2 19 24 ok fine we believe brutus when he says it was hard for him to murder caesar.
Brutus makes this speech to the roman public and the audience soon after he and his fellow conspirators kill caesar.