Julius Caesar And The War After The Death Of Their Beloved Emperor

1093 Words May 16th, 2016 5 Pages
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in the shallows and in miseries. (4.3 220-230) This quote sheds advice that has stood the test of time, giving hope to the characters as they faced war and in lands far away, inspiring those that need hope. This quote lends one of the oldest pieces of advice, missed opportunities lead to heartache.
Within Julius Caesar, the characters are on the brink of war after the death of their beloved emperor, Julius Caesar. Cassius and Brutus are fighting to create a new and better Rome. Whilst newfound enemies, Octavius and Antony are fighting to restore Rome as it was under the rule of Caesar. Considering Brutus and Cassius’s traitors to the country. The men are not interested in compromising, thinking that there can only be one ruler of Rome. The men begin to plan their battle strategies, and this is where the audience is allowed a glimpse into the minds of the combatants. Brutus and Cassius continuously fight and are not organised in the least sense. Throughout the entirety of the play, the two could only agree on one thing. That Caesar meant the end of Rome and had to be destroyed. Afterwards, with no enemy to fight, the two turned on one another. Brutus considering Cassius “to have an itching palm” (act 4.11-14) and Cassius considering Brutus to be a bully. This is a stark contrast to Antony and Octavius, who strategically plan with one another.…

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