Corruption is something that tends to happen in a multitude of government systems. Such events occurred in William Shakespeare’s drama, Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is based on the occurrence of Caesars assassination and the aftermath throughout the struggle for power. Brutus, a well-respected roman politician and also murderer of Caesar tries to maintain the power from Octavius, Caesars son and Antony, Caesars loyal friend. Some people may think that Brutus was not a noble leader because he was not loyal to Caesar and was not honest to the people of Rome when he attempted to justify his actions. However, Brutus was a noble leader because he was loyal to the people of Rome and was honest about his feelings.
Although many argue that Brutus is not a noble leader because of his betrayal towards Caesar, it is clear that Brutus was loyal to the people of Rome. The text reads, “I have no personal reason to strike at him-only the best interest of the people. It is evident that Brutus’ objective was to improve the lives of the Roman people. Admitting to the fact that he plans to kill Caesar for the better of the people. Loyalty to their people is a trait any noble leader must have, therefore Brutus, seeking only to satisfy his people, is a noble leader.
Others argue that Brutus is not a noble leader because he was not honest to the people of Rome when justifying his actions of killing Caesar. However he was honest about his feelings when he gave his speech after Caesar’s death. “I weep for Caesar in that he was good to me.” In tears Brutus honestly reveals to the people what he feels for Caesar and the