Tribunes In Julius Caesar
far it has been an interesting play, but we cannot read something unless we understand the setting
of the play. This play is set in Ancient Rome, so we have to understand the role of the characters
in their time. In the play we are introduced to two characters, Flavius and Marullus. They are
Tribunes in Rome. They play a major role in this play as Tribunes. Therefore we have to know
what role a Tribune played in Ancient Rome.
A Tribune was the title given to elected officials in Ancient Rome (Tribune). For most of
Roman history, a college of ten Tribunes of the Plebs acted as a check on the authority of the
senate and the annual magistrates. …show more content…
Marullus and Flavius both went off on
the towns people once they found out why they were doing this they asked why don’t you have
any loyalty for Pompey anymore, but the towns people had no answer (Shakespeare).
Later in Act 1, Cassius explain about Caesar 's past. He says that he and Caesar used to be
good friends and now Caesar acts likes a giant and everyone else is like his servant. Cassius all
around is very bitter about Caesar taking Pompey 's place by ruling Rome and seems to want to
be treated equal with him. This reveals a lot of things about Caesar 's background and explains
why some people don 't want him to take control over Rome (Shakespeare).
In Act 1 Scene 2, Cassius talks about how Caesar isn’t any better than anybody else, but
acts like he is on top of everybody. Cassius says at one point Caesar was super sick and he was
acting like a little girl. And that he stayed with him until he was all better. Something else
Cassius said was that he saved Caesar 's life in the river of Tiber. Cassius states that they …show more content…
They were equal and you can tell that
Cassius wished it Caesar was still like that. He can 't stand how people worship Caesar because to
Cassius, he isn’t better than anyone else and doesn 't deserve to be treated like that (Shakespeare).
Cassius thinks that he has a solution to keep Caesar from being Emperor. He will butter
Brutus up to make him think that everybody in Rome wants him as Emperor. He will do this by
verbally telling him and sending fake notes from people saying how much they love him. He also
is forming a group that plans to kill Caesar. To make matter worse they are meeting on
Pompeyes porch. This shows us that Cassius likes Pompeye not Caesar and that’s why he is
doing all this