Keywords : modern literary theories

An Invogue Myth of Dear Brutus

Poornima S V

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICIES 9S, Pages 70-73
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.162

Shakespeare has made Brutus a renaissance humanist. He is identifiable with Plato, Aristotle, Thomas More or Francis Bacon. He is a republican and an idealist. He is made to love the nation and to love the individualism. In this way Shakespeare makes him the image of the renaissance embodying all the beams of the spirit. In course of time, Brutus becomes a knowledge center and who undergoing a change to fit an ideal to the changing situation. The image of Brutus also changes in due course. The image is socialized and secularized to represent the meaning of freedom and liberty in different versions. In this regard, one can bring an analogy between the character of Brutus in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and any character in Barrie’s play Dear Brutus. The thoughts of the Elizabethan Brutus are reminded and practiced by the common men and women in their routine existence. During the transition, the new knowledge is spread as if it is the Christian knowledge which can brighten the human condition pushing aside the dark ignorance. The brightness of Brutus is now distributed in the form of the practicable human activities preserving the same values of liberty, equality and the brotherhood. The renaissance Brutus symbolizes the love of the nation, the love of new knowledge, the love of justice and above all the love of freedom. These ideas become the main forces in the formation of Brutus myth. Brutus continues to live propagating these values even to the modern periods. Being an archetype Brutus passes on through the path of art and through the doctrines relevencing the path to the path human construct in society.