Julius Caesar Friendship

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What makes people friends? How does one actually go about getting into a friendship? Friends are just random people that seem to make lives better. Friendships can be found in a multitude of different ways, but aren’t always the greatest and most enjoyable. Sometimes friendships can be siblings; who have a love, hate relationship, or mutual friends that are their for communication, but not inviting for a sleepover. Forced or true friendships can be found within the play Julius Caesar which can reveal new perspectives about characters. Brutus and Cassius have been friends for a while, but recently, ever since the idea of Caesar’s murder, things have gotten rocky. Once Cassius told Brutus that he would make a better leader, and that Caesar…show more content…
Antony is Caesar’s right hand man, he gives advice and stability to Caesar and his leadership. At a race, Caesar looks to Antony and warns him of his suspicions of Cassius. Act 1 Scene 2. They have been friends the entire story and were able to tell each other anything. When Caesar is killed, Antony weeps over his dead body, and talks to him, praising and worshiping him. “O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever livèd in the tide of times.” Act 3 Scene 1. Antony is genuinely distraught at the sight of Caesar and hates that he must play along with the conspirators in order to gain their trust. Later on Antony realizes that with Caesar gone, this conspirators will be the ones who rule over Rome. Antony takes this and declares war on Brutus and Cassius, Antony teams up with Octavius and they battle for revenge and justice. Caesar and Antony’s friendship was real, with feelings and loyalty towards each other, all through the…show more content…
When Octavius first comes into the story, Antony is worried that he may not be safe on the streets, so he wants him to delay the meeting until later. “Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome, No Rome of safety for Octavius yet” Act 3 Scene 1. Antony knows that Octavius is a powerful ally, and he wants to make his stay comfortable. Discussing their issues can cause them to butt heads; they argue over whether or not they should get rid of a soldier named Ledipus. This is one of the first decisions being made together and already that cannot agree. In less dire circumstances, they also debate over stupid things, like which leader will take their army on the left or the right. This example proves that they came to win this war, and they each want to do it their own way. They came together to avenge Caesar’s death, but only started to make a more complicated and larger mess. Antony wanted the throne, but as Octavius would be the rightful heir, things could get dicey as the story
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