How Does Brutus Influence On Julius Caesar

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For over a thousand years, people have lead countries and groups through good and bad times. Many of these leaders are remembered for their remarkable words that caught audience’s attentions. These leaders could not have been as effective if it wasn’t for their strong charisma. If it wasn’t for their talent of using charisma, these leaders could not have lead their people to success and failure. In the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, many of the characters used their charisma to influence and manipulate those around them. Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Cassius, one of the conspirators behind Julius Caesar’s death, used charisma to strongly influence those around him to follow his plan. One of these people was Marcus Brutus. Cassius wanted Brutus to follow his plan of murdering Julius Caesar, but since Brutus was one of Julius Caesar’s best friends, it was hard for Brutus to follow alongside Cassius. Surprisingly, Cassius was able to catch Brutus’s attention. “‘Therefore good Brutus, be prepared to hear; and since you know you cannot see yourself so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself that of yourself which you yet know not of’” (Julius Caesar 1.2). These words spoken by Cassius were used to manipulate Brutus into believing that he was better than Caesar. The usage of charisma by…show more content…
“‘The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. ‘Brutus,’ and ‘Caesar.’ What should be in that ‘Caesar’?” (Julius Caesar 1.2) Cassius uses charisma to manipulate Brutus in this particular scene by using comparisons to show Brutus that Caesar is as equal as everyone around him and that he has his own faults. This is very important because this shows Brutus that Caesar is not as incredible as he sounds. Brutus’s new opinion helps Cassius to win Brutus by having him join the

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