Cassius: The Co-Hero In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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The tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) is regarded as an archetypal pattern of crime and punishment in that it handles the crime of the assassination of Caesar and the entailing consequences of such a horrible deed, through the punishment of the conspirators. Certainly Caesar is a good man who rightly deserves ascending the throne of Rome on the evidence that the people of Rome love and respect him to the extent that they acclaim him as king over them. although, he has his own personal flaw which unconsciously move him towards implant the seeds of his own destruction. There are, moreover, two tragic heroes in this play, Brutus and Caesar, although the one is treated more fully than the other. Each brings about his own destruction, simply because…show more content…
Cassius is the co-hero of the play. Cassius, in fact, is a lot of flaming jealousy consuming him to destroy Caesar. The reason for his hatred is simply jealousy. Brutus is also disturbed by Caesar's growing ambition and is ready for Cassius's hints. (O’Dair,1993:6). As an initial step, Cassius unflinchingly determinates to convince Brutus of his criminal conspiracy against Caesar, because Brutus's character ensures the success of the scheme. Through his wide knowledge of the psychology of man, Cassius is made capable of winning Brutus over to his side. Before the appearance of Cassius to work on Brutus, Brutus never shows any symptoms of criminal trends. On the contrary, is a man universally recognized to be of good nature. Machiavelli has raised his criminal tendency. Conspirators, Cassius. Cassius’s manipulation of Brutus begins with Brutus’s open admission that he is “with himself at war”, (I. 11.35). (Kennedy,1981). The burden of such a moral misjudgment is so lucidly shown through the disruptive pricks of Brutus’s conscience which weighs so heavily on him before, during and after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Before the conspirators explain the finalization of the conspiracy arrangements, Brutus describes the psychic state that shines in him as a result of his decision to get rid of
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