Friendship Between Caesar And Brutus And Antony Essay

1117 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Friendship is defined as a state of mutual trust and support between two or more parties. In the play the definition couldn’t have been better displayed. The friendships between Caesar and Brutus, Caesar and Antony, Brutus and Cassius, and Antony and Octavius displays the definition of friendship and shows the good and bad consequences of having said relationship. The reason behind such friendships were revealed by their actions and their deaths. Friendship also played a vital role in the play’s plot as the audience could use it to predict the actions each characters may take. This was important for the development of the plot and the portrayal of betrayal and tragedy. Each friendship in the play were unique and varied from person to person. It could be split into multiple categories, each one could formed for different reasons, and revealed the participants’ character. The friendship between each character in the play could be split into three categories alliance, manipulation/false friendship, and true friendship. For instance, Brutus and Caesar’s friendship was a true friendship meaning that both of them are true friends. “Et tu, Brutè”(III.i.77) When Brutus betrays Caesar, the fact that they were once true friends shocked Caesar the most. Meanwhile the friendship that developed between Brutus and Cassius was considered a false friendship where Cassius manipulated Brutus into forming a friendship with him; however, this isn’t the only friendships in the play another is…

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