Julius caesar s last words when stabbed by his best friend brutus. Et tu brute you too brutus or even you brutus.
To question a good friend s loyalty.
Et too brutus. 1591 shakespeare disputed the true tragedie of richard duke of york and the death of good king henrie the sixt thomas millington octavo 1595 read in alexander dyce robert dodsley. He sees the soothsayer in the crowd and confidently declares the ides of march are come 1. Et tu brute is a latin phrase meaning and you brutus or you too brutus purportedly as the last words of the roman dictator julius caesar to his friend marcus brutus at the moment of his assassination.
Et tu brute julius caesar 3 1 77 i e you too brutus. From shakespeare s tragedy julius caesar. And you too brutus.
The quotation in context caesar and his train approach the senate. Et tu brute definition is and you too brutus exclamation on seeing his friend brutus among his assassins. Expression of recognition of betrayal.
The quotation is widely used in the english speaking world to signify the utmost unexpected betrayal by a person such as a friend. Borrowed from latin et tū brūte. Pronounced ɛt ˈtuː ˈbruːtɛ is a latin phrase literally meaning and you brutus or also you brutus often translated as you as well brutus or even you brutus the quote appears in act 3 scene 1 of william shakespeare s play julius caesar where it is spoken by the roman dictator julius caesar at the moment of his assassination to his friend marcus junius.
Although latin et tu brute is one of the most famous quotations from english literature it is uttered by caesar in shakespeare s julius caesar play in one of shakespeare s most dramatic violent and bloody scenes in which a group of murderers including brute gang up on their victim julius caesar to stab him to death then wash their hands in his blood.