Brutus and Cassius are two prominent conspirators in the play Julius Caesar; one of these two fits Aristotle's depiction of a tragic hero. The difference between a normal hero and a tragic hero is that the latter will have a tragic flaw that keeps them from succeeding. These characters are often sympathetic and will cleave to the reader's pity. Firstly, we shall discuss Cassius. He was a man of questionable character. He could be manipulative and scheming, allowing his flesh to rule his heart. Cassius hated to be subservient to any man, and especially to Caesar. Upset by the rich and powerful who allowed Caesar to rule, he began to think of a way to remove Caesar from his throne. By using other men's good intentions, Cassius orchestrated and
Honor in the world gives people a reason to fight for the things that they believe in. Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus has had to make many tough decisions that display the great honor within him. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare's, it is made very obvious that Brutus is an honorable man.
Overall Cassius did more bad then good he manipulated his friends, allies he killed someone he said he loved, he lied to get revenge, and he killed out of greed. Brutus said he asked for money from Cassius to pay for his troops when you are about to go to war you do not help
A quality all humans possess is questioning leadership. The reasons why we challenge or rebel against our leaders describe what kind of individual we are. Cassius and Brutus have different reasons for questioning Caesars power. Both characters have a common goal but exceedingly different values, thought process, and motives for killing Caesar.
Brutus and Cassius murder Caesar and begin a conspiracy against his leadership of Rome for both selfish and selfless reasons, Brutus being the selfless one and Cassius the selfish. In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar there is a variety of conspiracy, war and destruction of friends and colleagues. Marcus Brutus and Gais Cassius conspire against Julius Caesar the current leader and proposed tyrant of Rome. Brutus conspired against his friend Julius Caesar out of loyalty, love and patriotism to his country and his people. Whereas Cassius began a conspiracy against his leader out of greed and selfishness, to gain superiority and full control over Rome to hold the high level of leadership
“Men at some times are masters of their fates” (Shakespeare. I. 2. 139). These famous words spoken to Brutus by Cassius describes how people should not let fate define them and should take hold of the reins of life. In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is plotted against by a group of conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, and is assassinated. But by taking fate into his hands, Brutus ultimately brings upon his own untimely death. Brutus’ character, conflict about killing Caesar, and loyalty to Rome make him the tragic hero in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
Julius Caesar is one of the best remembered plays in history. The play tells the tale of Marcus Brutus, a noble and key character in the play Julius Caesar. There were multiple reasons behind the decisions Brutus made. Caius Cassius was the mastermind leader behind the conspiracy that Brutus unfortunately joined. However, Brutus did have some noble reasons to join. Eventually, the master manipulator Cassus tricked Brutus into joining the conspiracy, which led to Brutus’s death. Brutus was the noblest of all the conspirators, however the conspiracy lead to his fatal end.
A person can become a tragic hero in many ways. In the story, “Julius Caesar”, Brutus was a very honorable man and very noble but as the story begin to rise and become a plot , he started to change his ways. Cassius contrasted with him which man him develop into a tragic hero.
Is friendship what you think it is? Do friends come and go? Cassius is a very determined man that doesn’t want Julius to be the leader. Therefore, he uses Brutus to kill his old friend because Julius has a soft spot to his friends. Cassius is attempting to gain Brutus’s trust so he can manipulate him to murdering Julius. I think that Cassius is the enemy because he wants Brutus to kill Julius. Cassius also tries to manipulate Brutus to killing Julius. Cassius states, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (L.iii.141-142). I chose this quote because this is something Cassius would say to manipulate Brutus. Cassius would explain that he makes his own decisions and no one else can… except for Cassius.
Cassius is often referred to as a villain in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. A villain is a play or stories antagonist. Traits of a villain include manipulative and untrustworthy. Cassius was a known companion of Caesar’s that was an active part in the assassination (Gaius).
A tragic hero is defined as someone who “is of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. This person is fated by the Gods or by some supernatural force to doom and destruction or at least to great suffering. But the hero struggles mightily against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration.” (Tragic Hero Classical Definition) In Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Brutus is the tragic hero. The reasons he is a tragic hero are that he is used by people who are close to him, Brutus kills his best friend for the good of Rome, and he ends up ruining everything he is trying to protect.
In “Julius Caesar,” Shakespeare used two different strategies of tragedy. His main influence being of ancient Greek tragedies, and used his style to create a brand new way of tragedies. The play follows all seven structures of a Greek tragedy. The action occurs over a short period of time, such
I think other than loyalty and betrayal in Julius Caesar you can also see examples of power, a hunger for it. You can see themes of gender because back then it definitely was more so about men, they had more freedoms and rights where women had many, many restrictions. I think manipulation could be an important theme because it ties into betrayal in that others can manipulate you into doing the opposite of what you wish to do.
At first, Brutus’s motivations were to stay low in the assassination. After a long conversation with Cassius, he was convinced that he needed to kill Caesar. He had thought was going to do something good for Rome. He believed that one man shouldn’t take advantage and ruin other peoples lives. Brutus is very honorable and had a high reputation. He is a good leader