Trials And Tribulations In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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The famous play by the name of Julius Caesar written by Shakespeare has a lot of information and key points packed into each Act and Scene, thus making some of it difficult to understand. In the beginning of the whole play, in Acts I through Act II, are basically leading up to Act III, where Caesar is assassinated. The aftermath of the assassination and how things work out is the following Acts & Scenes prior to Act III. In Act IIII, there are many trials and tribulations Brutus and Cassius encounter, especially in Scenes II and III. These Scenes lead up to the fates of Brutus, Octavius, and Cassius, and readers can infer their fates in these Scenes. In the beginning of Act IIII Scene II, Brutus is at his tent at his camp near Sardis with …show more content…
Brutus asks Lucilius if Cassius is near, and he replies that he is, but he is not so friendly anymore. Then, Cassius and his army arrive on the Scene, Cassius immediately starts to accuse Brutus of him doing him wrong. Brutus asks how he wronged his brother, then asks for Cassius and himself to move their locations to talk out their differences in Brutus’ tent. Brutus tells Lucius to let no one enter the tent till they are done.

Cassius informs Brutus in Scene III that he is upset because Brutus “condemn’d and noted” Lucius Pella, one of Cassius’ friends who was taking bribes, which Brutus counter argues by stating that Cassius had taken bribes himself before. Brutus brings up the Ides of March when they killed Caesar because Cassius had convinced Brutus that Caesar was corrupt. Brutus also claims that the Cassius in front of him is not the same Cassius he once knew. Brutus and Cassius go back and forth with insults aimed at each other, then Brutus claims that he couldn’t raise money himself for his army and that when he asked Cassius for help, he ignored him. But, Cassius claims it was not his
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Readers can also infer that there will be some type of battle or fight between Brutus, Cassius, Octavius, and Antony. The fates of Brutus and Cassius will just depend on whether they win the battle or not. Brutus may either become the leader of Rome or Antony may. Brutus and Cassius may be murdered or they may kill Octavius and Antony like they killed Caesar. Ultimately it all depends on what happens at Philippi. Readers still do not know what the ghost of Caesar has to really do with anything. But, some Readers may believe that if Cassius and Brutus lose the battle, Brutus may slip into some sort of depression due to the fact that his wife killed herself, he lost the battle, everyone in Rome wants him dead, and many other things that may weigh him down. The same could also be true for Cassius, since he has already wished that Octavius and Antony would kill him because he thought he had lost Brutus due to their argument. Maybe this could end up being some Romeo and Juliet type stuff that Shakespeare is known for, like Brutus dies or kills himself and Cassius ends up being so sad since he lost his partner in crime and his best friend, that he ends up killing himself or vice versa. Basically, readers can infer that someone is going to die. Whether it be Brutus, Cassius, Octavius, or Antony, someone’s dying. Also, someone is going to win and become the leader.

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