Julius Caesar Compromising Analysis

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When we look at compromising in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, it is not done very often. In Act 2 Scene 1, Brutus refuses to confront Caesar when he is being crowned king, if he were to confront Caesar, he might not have taken the crown and he would not have to kill caesar. For example, in the play Brutus says, “It must be by his death.” (II. i. 10). What Brutus is trying to say in present day English is, the only way is to kill Caesar. Brutus says this about Caesar getting crowned as king because, he knows once he is crowned he will be too powerful to stop, so he must stop him before he takes over Rome. Another example of Brutus not compromising is when he said, “And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn him, / But for the general.”…show more content…
For instance, Cassius said “I know where I will wear this dagger then. Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius.” (I. iii. 93). Cassius’s quote is saying, if Caesar is not killed, then he will kill himself, but if Caesar is killed he will not kill himself. This example of Cassius not compromising shows just how stubborn he is and how he will only settle for what he thinks is the right thing to do. Another example of Cassius not compromising is when he said, “I have moved already / some certain of the noblest-minded Romans / to undergo with me an enterprise / of honorable-dangerous consequence,” (I. iii. 129). Meaning he has already convinced many noble Romans to carry out this dangerous and honorable deed. At that point, Cassius thinks it is wrong to tell these noble romans they are not needed, so he can’t compromise or else he would not be a noble roman. Cassius decided not to compromise in many situations where he could have done the right thing, therefore he was not a very successful leader. This is shown when he finds out Brutus killed himself and he decides to do the same thing, because he lost his friend and would have nothing to live for without
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