Julius Caesar Character Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… First, Caesar manipulates Pompey into pushing the pirate protection plan. He happened to be whispering in the ear of Pompey that he could again be in charge of an army, while he was sleeping with Pompey’s wife. Caesar also played the role of the people’s politician when he presented the statue of Marius, whom the aristocrats’ hated, while the whole thing was being funded by Crassus. Cicero knows that the friendship of Crassus and Caesar will be trouble to him. Cicero never trusted Caesar from his first introduction to him, but his feelings for him are confirmed when it is rumored that Caesar is sleeping with Gabinius’s wife while he is out fighting in the army with Pompey. Cicero makes the statement “If a man would steal your wife, what wouldn’t he take from you.” Cicero does not believe that Crassus is anything more than the money for plan to buy out all of the elections. He believes that it seems more likely that Caesar is the mastermind of this plan in the same way that he was with Pompey. With this plan, Caesar manages to gain control of Egypt through annexation. Although Caesar is the most sinister of all the characters, he has the charisma required to make him beloved by the people of Rome. Caesar plays with the other politicians as though they are pawns in his ultimate plans for Imperium. They are the face of his ideas. Caesar controls the politicians that can …show more content…
He was always the voice of reason and ethics to Cicero. Lucius was a philosopher in a world of politicians and corrupt power. To the rest of the family, Lucius seems naïve to how politics work but he always serves as a moral compass to Cicero. Lucius was a man who found more joy in books than in the games involved with politics. During the trial of Verres, Lucius made Cicero promise that he would “never preside over cruelty and injustice.” Lucius was almost made sick to his stomach at the sight of what a power can do to people. At the end of the trial Lucius was thin and sick. Uncomfortable with the actions of politicians, he was clearly a better fit for the scholarly world of philosophy. Lucius did not agree with Cicero’s way of securing his victory in the trial of Verres, and thought it unwise to owe someone like Pompey such a favor. Lucius felt that it would be an injustice if Verres was not punished to the full extent of the law. Cicero makes the statement that “the problem with Lucius is that he thinks politics is a fight for justice. Politics is a profession.” To a philosopher such as Lucius, politics should have been a fight for justice and a way to rid the world of wrong and the people who have wronged so many. Lucius comes to the end of his rope when Cicero agrees to represent the governor of the Gauls who was a very corrupt politician. Cicero justifies his

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