The theme I picked for Julius Caesar essay is the mistakes made by Brutus. According to
Mr. Holtz Brutus was stupid and many mistakes. The first one was him even joining the
Conspirators. The second was letting Anthony live and speak at the funeral. The final
mistake was his battle plan. Every one does make mistakes sometimes, but mistakes
Brutus made where plainly stupid. I feel the first mistake was Brutus joining the
conspirators in the first place. His mine was easily manipulated by the conspirators. They
gave him the justification he needed to kill Caesar, which was "its Good of Rome." The
assumption was that Caesar would eventually take the crown, which would never less
destroyed Rome according to Brutus thoughts. By making this assumption and joining the
other conspirators he set him self up for many problems for him and for Rome. This was
one of the fatal mistakes made by Brutus.
Brutus actually made two mistakes with Mark Antony. The first was letting Mark Antony
live and the second was letting him speak alone at the funeral. When Cassius first
suggested that they should kill Mark Antony, which they should of, but the noble Brutus
said "Our course will seem to bloody." That was not his only mistake with Mark Antony
he also let him speak at Caesar funeral. He was warned by Cassius, but Brutus ignored
him as usual. When Mark Antony spoke he got crowd on his side and they killed all
the conspirators except for Brutus and Cassius (they excepted the angry mob and left
Rome). This was some more trouble that was caused by Brutus.
In the war Brutus makes another dumb decision. He wanted to go into Rome and take it
over, but Cassius wanted them to wait for the army to come. Of course they follow Brutus
decision and they are defeated. This was yet another bad decision by Brutus. This final
decision he lost his life.
I wonder some time who is worst Brutus stupidness or Cassius ignorance. This was the
fatal mistake was the cause of his death. Through out the play all these mistakes Cassius
still followed Brutus. Brutus may have been a natural leader but he just wasn't good at it.
Through this play it shows how people in life get many chances, but sometimes still fail.
Through all his failure his life was lost. One of lesson to be learned is to look at the
past because it may save you in the future.