The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare Essay

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“Et tu, Brutè?- then fall, Caesar” (III, i, 85). The last words spoken by the leader, the tyrant, the man named Julius Caesar. In the play “The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, The leader of Rome in 44 B.C.E, Julius Caesar, is assassinated by his closest allies, men he perceived to be loyal to him, among them are Caius Cassius and Marcus Brutus, who were killed in revenge by Mark Antony, Caesar’s most loyal comrade. Caesar is killed by Brutus and Cassius because they were not loyal to him, but to Rome and himself respectively and avenged by Antony because he was loyal to Caesar.

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look./ He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous” (I, ii, 204-205). Cassius’ loyalty to Caesar was a farce, he was only loyal due to his title. He despised Caesar. “[when Caesar was sick in Spain he cried out to us] “‘give me some drink, Titinius’/ As a sick girl. You Gods, it doth amaze me/ A man of such feeble temper should/ So get the start of the majestic world/ And bear the palm alone” (I, ii, 134-138). Cassius’ hatred for Caesar was visible when he was persuading others to join others in his quest to kill Caesar, after all it is very hard to be loyal to someone who you have such malignant feelings for. Cassius’ wariness can be considered rooted in his own self-value and safety. “[We see Antony as] A shrewd contriver; and, you know, his means,/ If he improve them, may well stretch so far/ As to annoy us all; which to prevent,/ Let Antony…

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