Julius Caesar: The Fault Is Not In Our Stars

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Sabrina Pineda
06 May 2016

The Fault Is Not In Our Stars Some qualities people possess cloud their judgment and prevent their ability to see things thoroughly. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a play written by William Shakespeare, ironically focuses on Marcus Brutus, a loyal friend to Julius Caesar, who perfectly exemplifies this situation. Brutus fears that the public’s desire for a crowned Caesar will overturn the republic, making him more willing to accept the proposal of assassinating Caesar despite the beloved friendship they possess. Caius Cassius and other conspirators, who want to kill Caesar for their own personal gains, deceive Brutus into thinking that the assassination is for the good of Rome. Influenced by
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In the beginning, Cassius deceives Brutus into thinking that all of Rome want Brutus to be crowned by creating false letters from the public praising him. He immediately believes that the Romans do not want Caesar so he says to himself, “O Rome, I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, thou recievest Thy full petition at the hand of Brutus” (1118). This is an important scene because the reader now knows how easily Brutus can be influenced especially with his judgment that killing Caesar is what the people want. His vulnerability causes him to involve himself in the assassination, leading to his death in the end in which he killed himself out of guilt. Early in the story, Cassius emphasizes Brutus’ gullibility when he says to Casca, “Three parts of him Is ours already, and the man entire Upon the next encounter yields him ours” (1114). This significantly shows that because Brutus can be easily influenced, Cassius and the other conspirators are able to take advantage of him. This all leads to the poor decisions he makes later in the story considering he can easily be controlled. Because Brutus is easily influenced, he is unable to see things …show more content…
His idealistic thinking causes him to strongly believe that everyone is honorable, preventing him to distinctly determine moral from immoral. Brutus’ gullibility is what allows him to manipulate himself into believing that everything must be done for the good of Rome. Lastly, his cowardice causes him to give up so easily to his emotions that leads to his death. In comparison to Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, the faith of Brutus was in his own hands, not

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