Julius Caesar Character Analysis

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Throughout Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the plot is affected by multiple nonconcrete aspects. These aspects are intermixed with some of the actions of the characters. The play begins with Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating his rival and is close to becoming the leader. A group of conspirators plan to assassinate Caesar in hopes of interfering with the obscene amount of power that he would gain if he took the position. Although there are warnings against going to the senate-house, Caesar ignores all of them and goes anyway. Both the group of conspirators and Caesar end up at the senate house. There, Caesar is killed. The aftermath of the assassination includes a debate involving an entire crowd of people and a civil war. These events are examples of the nonconcrete aspects causing alternation of the plot; this occurs throughout the play even though the aspects aren’t openly mentioned. Probably the most common and effective aspect throughout the play is persuasion, which is used by many characters throughout the play. It is even present in the deaths of some of the characters. Persuasion is especially used in the debate between Brutus and Antony after Caesar’s death. Brutus attempts to sway the crowd of people toward believing that Caesar’s death was for good intentions using his honor. Antony secretly turns the crowd against the conspirators with evidence; according to Susan Hines, it is the display of Caesar’s body that successfully turns

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