Because Caesar was such a “cut-up,” on the Ides of March, I decided to go punning...
Caesar and Brutus were master harpists and were often seen in fierce competition. However, Brutus was more skilled as a composer, giving
him an advantage. Caesar began to lose the battle against the brilliance of Brutus.
Caesar could surpass Brutus only in arpeggios. However, to Caesar’s
dismay he saw that Brutus had produced a masterful practice
composition designed to improve his own arpeggios.
That was the straw that broke Caesar’s spirit.
He died shortly thereafter, saying to Brutus with his dying breath, “Etude, Brutus?” (By Scot Nelson)
apples and Caesar counts them but finds only 10 apples. He turns to
Brutus and angrily says: “Ate two, Brutus?”