A Lot Of Important Events Occur During Act 4 Of Julius Caesar

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A lot of important events occur in Act 4 of Julius Caesar. One thing that I believe will be important in the future is actually in Scene 1, Octavius and Antony decide that Lepidus’ brother, Publius, should be killed. Some most important things are that Cassius and Brutus are in an argument, Brutus’ wife, Portia, died, and the ghost of Caesar pays Brutus a visit. I definitely think that all of these things are crucial to the future of the play and the fate of Octavius, Antony, Brutus, and Cassius.

One of the things that I would like to point out about Act 4 is Scene 1. This scene is very short, it is just one little conversation between like three people, but I think this is an important part. In this scene, Octavius and Antony are basically making a hit list, they are deciding who need to be killed, and they decide that because Publius was a part of Caesars death, he deserves to die. Publius is the brother of Lepidus, and one of the conspirators that murdered Caesar. Really, this scene is just Octavius and Antony asking Lepidus if it is okay with him that they are going to kill Publius. They say they need his consent and he gives it to them (literaturepage.com). In my opinion, Lepidus is not doing the right thing. If my brother was about to be killed and I knew about it, I would not give my consent so that he can be killed, no matter what he did. I think Lepidus’ thinking is that he murdered Caesar, so he should be murdered, but I personally do not believe in…

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