27 Mar '15 10:31>
Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Family members and close friends often treat each other in a dichotomy of the best/worst ways imaginable. Wonder why?
"Et tu, Brute?" (pronounced [ɛt ˈtuː ˈbruːtɛ]) is a Latin phrase meaning "and you, Brutus?" or "and 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. The quotation is widely used in Western culture to signify the utmost betrayal by an unexpected person, such as a friend.Seems Shakespeare also considered the question: "Family members and close friends often treat each other in a dichotomy of the best/worst ways imaginable. Wonder why?" When close family members and trusted friends love unconditionally, they also act in the best ways imaginable: donating an organ or putting their lives on the line in an emergency to save yours.
The fame of the quotation is entirely due to its occurrence in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, as Caesar utters these words as he is being stabbed to death, having recognized his friend and protégé Brutus among the assassins. However, there is no evidence that Caesar actually said these words.
Another common translation for the phrase is "You too, Brutus?". Literally, the Latin phrase translates to "And" (or "Also" ) "you, Brutus?" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_tu,_Brute%3F