Dynamic Character In Julius Caesar

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Marcus Brutus and Cassius are both strong characters in William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar; but Brutus is the only character who experiences a crucial change towards the end of the drama, which makes him the dynamic character. Brutus can be considered the dynamic character in William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar. Brutus ' role changes from the beginning of the play to the end while Cassius remains fairly constant. At first he is known as Caesar 's dear friend. He then joins a conspiracy to kill Caesar. After the conspiracy he is considered a murderer and flees his own country, eventually committing suicide. “I would not Cassius, yet I love him well.” (I.II.83), “I killed not thee with half so good a will.” Dies (V.V.51). These two quotes strongly highlight Brutus ' change throughout the play. One aspect changes, but one does not;…show more content…
These two quotes also portray his change of thought between acts 1 and 5. In the start Brutus refuses to fall for Cassius ' persuasion; he claims he loves Caesar and would not turn against him. He would, however, listen to Cassius ' reasoning. Soon he made up his mind ' Caesar must be killed. After a short time, Antony convinced the plebeians Caesar was a good man who must be avenged and Brutus was named a murderer. Brutus fled his country where he eventually killed himself. While Brutus experiences an impactful turning point, Cassius ' actions and personality remain fairly constant within the negative traits. He represents gloominess from the beginning of the play; he is jealous, manipulative and pessimistic. “O coward that I am, to live so long to see my best friend ta 'en before my face.” (V.III.34-35). This quote by Cassius distinctively shows the different reactions between Brutus and himself. Cassius quickly kills himself to escape pain. On the other hand, Brutus is mentally stronger and lasts longer as he waits for the gods to decide his fate. In the end, he took Caesar 's ghost as a sign
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