Character Analysis Of Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar - Character Essay

(A) Explain how two characters from a play you have studied are different from each other in their attitudes and in the way they behave.
2. (B) In your view how does the playwright 's use of contrasting characters help to make the play more interesting?

A) i) A play I have studied is Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. In my opinion, two contrasting characters are Marcus Brutus and Caius Cassius.

ii) In Act 1 Scene 2 of the play, Cassius and Brutus encounter for the first time to our knowledge. Cassius pulls him aside and immediately strikes up a conversation regarding Caesar and how he needs to be ridded before he is elected King. He mentions that he, along with other senators are forming a conspiracy and are planning to assassinate caesar before it is too late. Caesar wins over the people of Rome by self-flattery and acting great and noble after his various conquers and battles. They are gullible to his actions and insist he should be crowned King. The conspirators are fully aware of this, but they also know that the citizens respect Brutus more than any other senator bar Caesar. They believe getting Brutus in on the conspiracy will bring more diversity and trust to their group, and will make the people respect their decision to kill Caesar when they have Brutus on their side. "The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars", this clever line from Cassius is a way he indicates to Brutus that Caesar must be stopped. Cassius holds a
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