Julius Caesar - Analyses of Characters Essay

1160 Words Sep 29th, 1999 5 Pages
Julius Caesar is very much a warrior and he thinks that he is above every one else and that he is more than an ordinary man. As a result he is very arrogant and takes very little notice of the people around him. As far as he is concerned, they are meaningless and not worth his time. He believes he is honourable but really is not. In a way he wants to be trusted and to be a trusted leader of the Roman people but he is very unwilling to do anything to gain trust. Ordinary people have a great deal of respect for Caesar and probably believe that he would be a good, powerful leader who has Roman's troubles at heart. Caesar probably believes those things as well but he is ruthless and he craves power. He also believes that everybody likes him …show more content…
He despised Caesar and people like him. He believes in a truly democratic government for Rome whereas Caesar wanted one leader – him. Cassius saw that Caesar was hungry for power and would not stop until he got it and Cassius refused to let that happen. He is very loyal to Rome and very determined. He saw that Caesar had his weaknesses and he took advantage of them and he will probably do the same with Mark Antony. He can see that Mark Antony is not being sincere when talking to Brutus and he can see that Mark Antony does not indeed place his loyalty with the conspirators but is in fact determined for revenge. He can also see that Mark Antony does not plan all saying all good things about the conspirators at Caesar's funeral. It is unlikely that Cassius can see that Brutus will die because he believes that now Caesar is dead, everything will return to normal and everything will be all right.

Brutus is very loyal to Rome and his friendship with Cassius. Right from the beginning he liked Caesar and in a way he probably regrets killing him. Unfortunately, Brutus is very easily manipulated and Cassius sees that and makes use of it but Brutus does not realise that Cassius is taking advantage of him. He also does not appear to see Mark Antony's plans and ignores Cassius' warnings. He therefore, allows Mark Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral. Brutus has a strong, good character and is a very morally correct person. However he has far too much trust in

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