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02-11-2007, 11:57 PM
What happens to brutus at the end of the play?

02-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Facing certain defeat by the forces of Mark Anthony he kills himself by running onto his sword.
"Caesar, now be still,
I kill'd not thee with half so good a will."
If you haven't read this I suggest you do, its a wonderful play. I read it two years ago and enjoyed it a lot, specially because of the help of the annotations that can be found at www.clicknotes.com which give a lot of insight into the historical aspects of the play.

02-12-2007, 10:49 PM
well i'm in school and we are finished reading the play.
so now my english teacher and worldhistory teacher joined class. you know to talk about the historian julius caesar and the play or role of julius.
So i'm wondering that why he ran into his own sowrd??

02-14-2007, 11:56 PM
Despite his participation in Caesar's assasination, Brutus is essentially a man of honor. He chose to throw himself on his sword rather than accept defeat and the humiliation that would follow. Brutus was a Stoic, meaning his philosophy on suicide was very different than that of, say, a modern day Christian. Also, in Shakespeare's play especially, there's the element of guilt. Brutus was partially driven to suicide because of his murder of his friend--hence the appearances of Caesar's ghost.

02-15-2007, 12:19 AM
oh....so at the end of the play,
anotnoy says , "now this was a man!"
is it because of the four elements in his body that were

02-15-2007, 12:59 AM
Bingo. You know about the Elizabethan humors, that's a good place to start. According to that theory, he's the perfect man! Also, most of Brutus' actions throughout the play are admirable, at least in theory. For example, what do you think about his motivation for killing Caesar? Do you think he was doing the right thing or that he was misled?