Julius Ceesar: Examples Of Loyalty In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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If someone is loyal, most likely they will stand up for what they believe in. Sometimes it may be a friend or a political belief, but one certainly will not compromise their beliefs id they are truly loyal. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there are numerous examples of loyalty present. Several different characters are loyal to one another or their country, while other characters are not loyal at all. This may go for Brutus or Cassius, as they often manipulate and betray each other. While other characters like Antony will fight to the death to prove his loyalty to Caesar. Loyalty shown in the play may have possibly foreshadowed the success of some characters and led to the manipulation and downfall of others. Because …show more content…
Cassius is not a loyal person; however, he is loyal to Brutus. At times, Cassius and Brutus disagree on certain ideas. Cassius often comes up with a worthy plan; however, Brutus is arrogant and denies his ideas. This leads to disagreements between the two, making it harder for them to be successful. . For instance, Cassius offers “Decius, well urged: I think it is not meet, / Mark Antony, so well beloved of Caesar, / Should outlive Caesar: /[…]/ Let Antony and Caesar fall together” (II.ii.157-163). Brutus then responds, “Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, / […] / For Antony is but a limb of Caesar” (II.ii.164-167). This conversation demonstrates the arrogance of Brutus and the disagreements between Brutus and Cassius. Their loyalty struggles at times, especially when it comes to decision making. If Cassius would have taken over Caesar himself, he could have followed through with his own plans. Antony most likely would have been killed, and there would have been no bloody civil war. In addition, Cassius is often a manipulative man. The true reason for their loyalty is because Cassius manipulated Brutus into taking over Caesar. He talks to him during the games about Caesar and how he is no better than Brutus. Brutus is reluctant, but Cassius will get his way. This is evident when Cassius

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