Brutus plans to explain the reasons for the killing to the Roman people. The tribunes watched until they had all gone. By prearrangement, Brutus and the other conspirators arrive to accompany Caesar, hoping to fend off any possible warnings until they have him totally in their power at the Senate. Caesar had been a controversial figure ever since he had marched on Rome and defeated the popular leader, Pompey. In addition, he decided to appoint his senators. In the play, the three main characters, or protagonists, are Caesar, Brutus, and Cassius.
However, his dreams were short-lived when the Senate decided to kill him. The coalition came to an end the Republican government was transitioning to a monarchy. He stands on a street near the Capitol and waits for Caesar to pass by on his way to the Senate so that he can hand Caesar the note. Brutus grants this permission over the objections of Cassius and delivers his own speech first, confident that his words will convince the populace of the necessity for Caesar's death. Cassius, , Decius, , Metellus and , all of them conspirators against Caesar, have arrived at Brutus' home.
That for which Julius Caesar was most well known: the , military victories in Gaul, the dictatorship, civil war, and, finally, assassination. Brutus takes leave and tells the plebeians that he has willingly given permission for Marc Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral and share the achievements of Caesar, a man who was considered to be a great warrior. Portia is the first of the two to appear, and she struggles to convince Brutus that she is worthy of his confidence. The conspirators flee to Asia so as to save themselves from the outraged mob. He has left all his wealth to the people. Julius Caesar became dictator for life literally, perpetual dictator.
Soon Brutus rejoins the group of men and shakes all their hands, agreeing to join them in their murderous quest. The law stated that all workers should be at work, and if they had to be in the streets of the city, they were obliged to wear the clothes of their trade. The consul was like a president, but there were two consuls and they only served for one year. Marc Antony flees the scene, but returns later when he knows it is safe and requests that he be allowed to speak at Caesar's funeral. Purposely asking Caesar for a favor they know he will refuse, they move closer, as if begging a favor, and then, reaching for their hidden weapons, they kill him before the shocked eyes of the senators and spectators.
While the other conspirators acted out of envy and ambition, he observes, Brutus genuinely believed that he acted for the benefit of Rome. When Caesar sees his dear friend Brutus among his murderers, he gives up his struggle and dies. When finally they decide to stop at the town of Sardis, Cassius and Brutus quarrel bitterly over finances. Cassius and Casca meet others who oppose Caesar, and go to Brutus's house to convince him to join them. Mary Beard shares her thoughts in.
A committed supporter of the republic, Brutus fears the possibility of a dictator-led empire, worrying that the populace would lose its voice. Julius Caesar for Kids is written as a story that can be read by children, or read to them by parents or teachers who wish to introduce them to Shakespeare. He states that these are rare traits for an ambitious man. The battle is essentially a tie, with Brutus's troops defeating Octavius's, and Antony's defeating Cassius's, but Cassius thinks all has been lost and kills himself rather than be captured. Two armies now battle for supremacy—that of Brutus and Cassius on one side, and that of Antony and Octavius, Caesar's nephew, on the other. Caesar joined the army and left Rome in order to avoid Sulla and his allies. Then he uncovers the body for all to see.
Brutus says he gets what Cassius is saying, but he is also good friends with Caesar, so he needs a little time to think about things before he makes any decisions. Finally, Caesar can rest satisfied, he says as he dies. What can the Ancient Romans teach us — if anything — about modern life? After the meeting is ended, Brutus' wife, Portia, suspecting something and fearing for her husband's safety, questions him. He says that Caesar has left Rome all of his land. It was through his campaigns that Julius Caesar was finally able to work his way out of debt, although the third member of the triumvirate, Crassus, also helped. If Brutus is as honorable a character as we have been led to believe, it seems that his death will be inevitable once the plebeians begin to question the crimes of Caesar.
He has just demonstrated that Caesar did not act in an ambitious way. Ultimately he sides with the well being of Romans. Caesar insists on misinterpreting the omens, but Calpurnia begs him to blame her for his absence from the Senate, to which he finally agrees. She has had visionary dreams and fears the portents of the overnight storms. Brutus goes on to describe Caesar as an ambitious man but tells them that he will still honor his bravery and that his crimes of ambition have not been exaggerated.
They have demanded to know why Caesar has been killed by the senators and they seem to distrust Brutus. He led the Roman army to Gaul. He built new buildings and temples in the city of Rome. Brutus addresses the onstage crowd, assuring them that they may trust in his honor. The formation of Triumvirate was a threat to the Republican government. Cassius despairs and orders Pindarus to kill him with his own sword.
His personal struggle is a microcosm for the civil war that eventually occurs. Brutus dies because of his idealism. Crossing the Rubicon Pompey was now a rival, and his faction in the senate ordered Caesar to disarm and come home. As Caesar proceeds through the streets toward the Senate, the Soothsayer again tries but fails to get his attention. However, the letter, which he believes to be from Roman citizens, provides him with an excuse to act. He created the first news sheet, Acta Diurna, which was posted on the forum to let everyone who cared to read it know what the Assembly and Senate were up to. The enemy's forces approach, so Brutus' friends must retreat.