Caesar realizes that there must be a noble reason for this assassination if Brutus was in it. Just allowing Brutus to speak to Caesar shows his respect for Brutus. How to cite this article: Shakespeare, William. To do otherwise would be unjust, and so would overthrow the whole nature of the enterprise as it lives in his mind.
Brutus later hears that Portia has killed herself out of grief that Antony and Octavius have become so powerful. He chooses personal honor over a strict adherence to an abstract philosophy.
He is swift to do that by which he thinks his country ought to be benefited. Coleridge has a shrewd doubt as to what sort of a character Shakespeare meant his Brutus to be.
He is unable to see through the roles being played by Cassius, Casca, and Antony. On the whole, it is not wonderful that Brutus should have exclaimed, as he is said to have done, that he had worshiped virtue and found her at last but a shade.
Yet this very delusion serves, apparently, to ennoble and beautify him, as it takes him and works upon him through his virtues.
And yet the character of Brutus is full of beauty and sweetness.
Also, if Brutus was not in the play, the whole end of the play would not ever occur.