Use Of Roman Tribune In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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A Roman tribune is an officer or magistrate chosen by the people, to protect them from the

oppression of the patricians, or nobles, and to defend their liberties against any attempts that

might be made upon them by senate and counsels. The Latin word for tribune was tribunes. The

word was originally used to indicate an officer connected with a tribe(tribus), or who represented

a tribe for a certain purpose. This was indeed the character of the officers who were designated

by it in the earliest times of Rome. It may also be traced in the later officers of this name. The

tribunes were at first one, but their number was increased ultimately to ten. There were also

military tribunes, officers of the army, of whom there were around four to
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Flavius uses an image of Caesar as a bird who is flying too high and therefore

must be brought back down to the 'ordinary ' level of men. This idea is developed throughout the

play, as the misgivings expressed by the tribunes will be taken up by Brutus and Cassius, which

will eventually lead to Caesar 's assassination. One of the ways that Brutus uses these

misgivings is by telling people that Caesar is not as powerful as they think he is. He and

Cassius also discuss throughout the play that he saved Caesar 's life and yet he still gets treated

like a dog. For example, when Caesar was sick, Brutus provided for him and when Caesar

almost drowned, he rescued him. In fact, in the beginning of the play, Brutus is able to sway the

crowd into supporting the assassins. However, as soon as Antony speaks to the crowd, they are

convinced that the assassins are wrong. Therefore, the opening scene of this play acts as a

foreshadowing of the climatic portion of this drama.

Flavius and Marullus are not just upset at Caesar, but they 're also upset at the way the

citizens of Rome are celebrating his return. The tribunes rebuke the people sharply for

supporting Caesar, when, previously, they had turned out to support Pompey. The fickleness

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