Julius Caesar And Brutus Analysis

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“Titus” and “Julius Caesar” plots the respective stories about a conspiracy encircling capturing of power to become the Roman emperor. The Roman play “Antony and Cleopatra” sets a new dimension in the conspiracy. The capturing of power takes a different turn with the incorporation of love and emotion in this tragedy. Though “Titus” is a fictional tragedy, it depicts a similar plot of revenge, murder, rape and treason like the history plays “Julius Caesar” and “Antony and Cleopatra”.
In “Titus” and “Julius Caesar” the most important aspects that hammers a reader’s mind is the greed for power and the immoral acts of murder, revenge and rape that surrounds the plot to fulfill the greed. Besides, in both the tragedies, there is a touch of patriotism
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Brutus in “Julius Caesar” joins the conspiracy to kill Caesar thinking of the good of the Roman people. Both Brutus and Caesar shows a bright reflection of patriotism by their deeds for the good of the Romans. Antony whereas depicts a contradictory theme of patriotism. He leaves his own force in the battle to destroy and flees with Cleopatra. This cowardice act takes place because of his blind love for Cleopatra. Antony sacrifices his patriotic feeling for Cleopatra’s love. He values Cleopatra more than his motherland Rome. And then he also values her over the friendship that used to persist among the three members of the triumvirate. The trait of friendship in “Antony and Cleopatra” is quite consistent to the friendship that existed between Brutus and Caesar. Brutus and Caesar both are good friends but Brutus betrays Caesar by joining the conspiracy plot to kill Caesar for the betterment of Rome. And Antony though a good friend with Lepidus and Octavius as part of the triumvirate, goes to war against Octavius because he asks Cleopatra to take his side. Antony breaks the triumvirate for his fascination towards Cleopatra. However, Brutus and Cassius also reflects true act of friendship when they cannot bear the death of each other. “Antony and Cleopatra” depicts a different face of friendship where Antony sacrifices his respect and alliance with his friends for Cleopatra. Another significant aspect of “Julius Caesar” that “Antony and Cleopatra” complicates is trust and honor. Caesar might be a future threat in the eyes of Brutus. But he is an honorable man. He refuses to be the Emperor every time Antony offers. He dies a noble death serving the people of Rome. Also, Brutus might be wrong by joining the conspiracy to kill Caesar but he does it thinking of the betterment of Rome. Brutus is not evil in his mind rather he lives honorably and whatever he has done was
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