Cassius And Brutus In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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In the tragedy ”Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. The fist scene in Act I, tribunes

Flavious and Marullus allow the reader to get an idea of Julius Caesar. Act I, scene II shows both

Cassius and Brutus are not at peace with the idea of Julius Caesar as king, and Julius Caesar tells

Marcus Antonius, Mark Antony, “He loves no plays, / As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music. /

Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort / As if he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit /

That could be moved to smile at anything,” (I.ii.204–208). Julius Caesar could have been

suspicious of Cassius from the start, because Cassius is not a fat man; therefore, he is not easily

pleased.

Anger and fear is built up against Julius Caesar and it is
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Julius Caesar is killed in Act III, scene I. The one to initiate

the killing was Casca, and the last one to stab Caesar was Brutus. Julius Caesar said the lines, “E

tu Brute, then fall Caesar,” which means “you too Brutus?” in Latin. William Shakespeare really

added a lot of emotion with just one line. Brutus betrayed his best friend, and a loved one. The

guilt of betraying one’s friend is very heavy on someone’s shoulders. It is more guilt than most

people could bear. Marc Antony and Brutus give two of the most important speeches in the

whole play. If the people side with Brutus everything goes according to plan, but if the people

side with Marc Antony, a full scale rebellion could go down. The people side with Marc Antony

and Brutus and Cassius escape before they get killed.

In Act IV, scene I, Marc Antony and Octavius go through a list of names in Lepidius’s

house, deciding who must be killed. Marc Antony asks Octavius if Lepidius is to be trusted.

Octavius says he is trustworthy, but Marc Antony doubts Lepidius’s loyalty. Marc Antony

compared Lepidius with Marc Antony’s horse. Octavius and Marc Antony move on from the

subject and mention that Brutus and Cassius are building an

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