What villain touched his body, that did stab,
And not for justice? What, shall one of us
That struck the foremost man of all this world
But for supporting robbers, shall we now
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes,
25And sell the mighty space of our large honors
For so much trash as may be graspèd thus?
I had rather be a dog and bay the moon
Than such a Roman.
Please compare this to the rest of the play and talk about how Brutus grieves for Caesar and what that tells us about his state of mind plus that he rejects criminal activity and how it makes him an idealist plus what flaws Brutus has