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  • Cassius Jealousy And Brutus Loyalty To Rome
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    This year in English, we have studied many different characters. We have studied the works from Ancient Greece, England, about King Arthur, and of Oedipus, just to name a few. One type of character we have studied throughout this year is the tragic hero. This character starts high, and falls low due to a tragic flaw. Throughout historical literature, a person can find these tragic heros. In the play "Julius Casar" (written by William Shakespeare) Caesar's lust for power, Cassius' jealousy, and B...
  • Cassius And Brutus
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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play about loyalty, betrayal, love, and deception. There are many characters with fairly in-depth personalities. Some of the main characters are Cassius, the crafty, deceptive, witty man who is the leader of the conspiracy that killed Caesar. Brutus, the noble, honest, honorable man who is one of the key members of the conspiracy. There is also Antony, who is Caesars right hand man. He is shrewd and ruthless man, willing to do anything to get revenge for Caesars...
  • Brutus Stabs Caesar
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    Julius Caesar is very much a warrior and he thinks that he is above every one else and that he is more than an ordinary man. As a result he is very arrogant and takes very little notice of the people around him. As far as he is concerned, they are meaningless and not worth his time. He believes he is honourable but really is not. In a way he wants to be trusted and to be a trusted leader of the Roman people but he is very unwilling to do anything to gain trust. Ordinary people have a great deal ...
  • Caesar And Cassius
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    Based on his thoughts and actions, how would you describe Caesar? In Act II Julius Caesar is barraged with warnings to stay home and not go to the Senate, but he ignores them. Calpurnia, his spouse, tells of a dream she had and fears for Caesar's safety. The priests also warn Caesar. However, Decius is able to persuade Caesar to go to the Senate that morning. Considering his actions and thoughts in Act II, Caesar is a ruler who rejects superstitions and is concerned about how he is perceived by ...
  • Brutus Jealous Of Caesar
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    Cassius If there were to be a villain in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius would be it. Cassius is the character who first thought up of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. His motives weren't as noble as Brutus' but he made Brutus believe they were. Cassius did whatever it took to get Brutus to join in the conspiracy. We can clearly see Cassius' true nature by what he does and says in the play. Cassius is a sly, deceitful and an untrustworthy character. Caesar described him best. He said (...
  • Decius Brutus Great Caesar
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    Act 3, Scene 1 Rome. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting above. [ previous scene ] [ home page ] [ next scene ] A crowd of people; among them ARTEMIDORUS and the Soothsayer. Flourish. Enter CAESAR, BRUTUS, CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS BRUTUS, METELLUS CIMBER, TREBONIUS, CINNA, ANTONY, LEPIDUS, POPILIUS, PUBLIUS, and others CAESAR [To the Soothsayer] The ides of March are come. Soothsayer Ay, Caesar; but not gone. ARTEMIDORUS Hail, Caesar! read this schedule. DECIUS BRUTUS Trebonius doth desire you ...
  • Political Enemy Of Caesar And Brutus
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    Julius Caesar William Shakespeare THE PLAY THE PLOT The working people of Rome are overjoyed: Julius Caesar has beaten Pompey's sons in battle, and everyone's getting a day off from work to celebrate Caesar's triumphant return. But two Roman officers, Flavius and Marullus, chase the crowds away: how dare the citizens support a tyrant who threatens to undermine hundreds of years of Republican (representative) rule! Don't they know that Caesar wants to be king? Caesar parades by in full glory, jus...
  • Caesar's Arrogant Thoughts
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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar does not focus on Caesar. Although the plot of the story revolves around him, the focus of the story is on his lover, Marcus Brutus. Because of this, Caesar's character remains an enigma. He envisions himself as an invincible god, however Shakespeare portrays Caesar as a common man with many weaknesses. "The gods do this in shame of cowardice. Caesar should be a beast without a heart if he should stay at home today for fear. No, Caesar shall not. Danger knows full we...
  • Murder Of Caesar
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    Julius Caesar: Jealousy Jealousy causes many of the characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to commit dangerous and foolish acts. Cassius' jealousy drives him to kill Caesar. All the conspirators, except the noble Brutus, kill Caesar because they feel threatened by his power. Brutus is the only conspirator who murders Caesar for more honorable reasons. Jealousy is a very important theme in this play. Cassius feels very threatened by Caesar's power. He remembers when he was an equal to Caesar,...
  • Strong Leadership Characteristics Brutus And Cassius
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    In Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, the use of diverse leaders plays an important role in the plot, showing vividly how strong personalities conflict. This is the case with Brutus and Cassius, the two leaders among the several conspirators. The story of Julius Caesar is set in ancient Rome during a time when Julius Caesar is to become king. This, however, angers Cassius, a nobleman, and he plots with Brutus and others to kill him before he becomes king. They do just that, justifying their ac...
  • Caesar's Avowed Political Opponent And Brutus
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    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Rome, - 44 B. C Principal Characters Julius Caesar, popular Roman general and statesman Brutus, a prominent and devout Roman, and close friend to Caesar Cassius, a conspiring enemy of Caesar Marcus Antonius, Caesar's supporter, a brilliant politician Story Over veiw Rome was in an uproar. General Julius Caesar had just returned after having defeated his rival, Pompey His many military triumphs had made him the mo...
  • Brutus And Caesar
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    Castilla, Sebastian English II Pre-Ap / Honors Ms. Mays 5 February 2000 Essay #2 In Act I, scene ii of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Cassius delivers two very important monologues. Throughout these important speeches he uses rhetorical techniques and employs an appeal to Brutus logic to make his persuasive speech effective. During the second monologue, Cassius uses rhetorical questions to convince Brutus that Caesar is no better than he is. One of these techniques shows up when Cassius says, Bru...
  • Leaders Like Cassius
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    There are many similarities and differences between the characters of Brutus and Cassius in the play "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. It can be concluded by analyzing these differences which of the two characters is more suited to lead the revolt against Caesar, and also which is more suited to lead the ensuing revolution. Upon studying the play, one finds it difficult to find many similarities between the two characters. They are however both closely involved with the same group of consp...
  • Brutus's Transformation Into A Caesar
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    Brutus's comment on the impending battle of Philippi is more precisely true than he realizes: "this same day must end that work the ides of March begun". Indeed the inevitable results of the process initiated on the Ides of March. All the conspirators acknowledge that Caesar has avenged himself on them. Those who died by the sword died not just by any sword, but by the very same sword. Brutus exclaims, "O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet! Thy spirit walks abroad, and turns our swords into our ...
  • Brutus Stabs Caesar
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    Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' is not really about Caesar at all. It is about the contrast between two of the main characters, Brutus and Cassius. The play is called 'Julius Caesar' because he is the pivot. The play is about the events leading up to and following his assassination. There are three main characters: Marcus Brutus, Caius Cassius and Mark Antony. Brutus is the main focus of the play. He was Caesar's friend but was dragged into the plot to kill him because of his love of Rome. He beli...
  • Roman General Julius Caesar
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    William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in 1599. The play is set in ancient Rome in the year 44 B.C. when the Roman general Julius Caesar, ruler of almost the entire world, is at the height of his career. The title of the play is slightly misleading because the play mostly focuses on Marcus Brutus, Caesar's best friend and another Roman general, as opposed to Caesar, who is assassinated midway through the play. The play is about the internal conflict in Brutus over whether he shou...
  • Effective Leader For The Conspiracy
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    cassius possesses many suitable traits in his character which would make him an effective leader for the conspiracy to murder Caesar. All things considered, Cassius is definately not "the noblest of Romans". However when it comes to a secretive enterprise such as a conspiracy he would definatelyu be most suited to assume the position of leadership. Cassius is extremely eloquent by nature- this is clearly evident in the diverse and extremely effective methods he uses to persuade others such as Br...
  • Brutus And Caesar
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    Persuasion is the action of changing a persons minds or thoughts about a certain subject. In the book Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare, Caesar is murdered by his fellow senate members and his two friends, Cassius and Brutus. Cassius is able to persuade Brutus to agree to Caesar's murder by telling Brutus they need to take away Caesar's power because he has become a danger to Rome. Toward the beginning of Cassius's peach, he tries to convince Brutus that Caesar has been given too much...
  • Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
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    In society the ability to persuade is a major component of the ability to deceive. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare demonstrates how humans are susceptible to persuasion when idealism is intertwined. Man can deceive an individual by appealing to idealism, man can deceive himself by using idealism to cover guilt, and man can deceive a group of people by appealing to idealism. When convincing another man of a particular viewpoint, the persuader may make up fake statements to back up his idea. This is...
  • Julius Caesar Corruption
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    Julius Caesar – Power's Corruption Essay, Research Julius Caesar – Power's Corruption Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, and the other Senators held the power to do things others could not. With this authority came their ability to use poor judgement. In William Shakespeare's tragic play Julius Caesar the theme Power Corrupts is arrayed thoroughly. Murder, treason, and ethical / moral corruption were three prevalent themes that proved the overall topic of Power Corrupts. In Julius Caesar corru...

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