The Character Of Brutus In Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'

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Caesar was a famous military general that had great hopes and dreams of becoming the king of Rome, but was prevented from doing so by his death. Caesar was a great man. He was very brave and noble,having all the virtues of a hero, but most terrible in his ambitiousness. Ultimately, it was his great ambition that leads to his downfall finally ending in his death. Caesar’s death was the most tragic part of the story by far. However, there were many warnings and caveats which might have allowed him to avoid his death. In the first act Caesar comes across a soothsayer who foretells that his future holds terrible things. The seer warns Caesar to beware the ides of march. Which the seer foresees to hold terrible danger for Caesar. However Caesar…show more content…
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions. To accomplish his goal of completely removing Caesar from power he tries everything he can. He finally resorts to using his keen insight in human nature to convince Brutus by means of a long drawn out, passionate argument, coupled with bogus notes. In the conversation with Brutus, Cassius says, Brutus sense of honor, nobility, and pride more than he presents concrete example of Caesar’s actions. Then he ends up killing

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