Julius And Antigone Dynamic Characters Essay

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Julius Cesar and Antigone Dynamic Characters In both Julius Cesar by Shakespeare and Antigone by Sophocles there are two stand out characters that change throughout the entire play. In Julius Cesar the audience meets the noble Brutus. In Antigone, the head strong King Creon is introduced. In both of the plays, the two characters are tragic heroes. Their hamartias lead to both of their downfalls and juristically change them and the plot. But, in the end Brutus seems to have come full circle with himself and develop the most between the two of them. Brutus’ character changes from the beginning to the end of the play because of the events that tested his character. In the beginning of Julius Cesar it is clear that Brutus is patriotic and honest, “If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (3.2.19-22). The conspirators use his loyal character trait to manipulate him. Brutus is convinced that killing Cesar is what is right for Rome. Brutus after Cesar’s death becomes a foil to who he was before the killing. He argues with Cassius, another conspirator, until it almost turns into a physical fight. Brutus begins to realize that what he did to Cesar hurt Rome more than help it. The death of Brutus’ wife and his conquest to win the battle against Triumverate and Antony, push Brutus to his regret. The audience still sees Brutus’ loyalty that he used to have, but it’s used as a post…

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