Why Is Marullus And Flavius Worried About Caesar?

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So in this paper I will explain the following questions: What is a roman tribune, and what is their role in society. Why is Marullus and Flavius worried about Caesar? I will answer these questions by the information from the book. Also I will answer them by my own thinking and reasoning.
The Role of a Roman Tribune The first question I will be discussing is what a roman tribune is? A roman tribune is an officer or officers that are elected each year to serve over the military. They are there to protect the rights of the plebeians from the patricians. They protect the lower class from the higher class. Also they were over the generals of the military, or they are telling others what to do. In this play Marullus, and Flavius are the tribunes. The play starts off by them two questioning everyone. They were asking questions like “Is this a holiday?” (pg.1) They were going around asking why people were in their good clothes. Also, they ask why the people of the Rome weren’t working today. “But wherefore art not in thy shop today? Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?” (pg.1) The two of them were wondering why the the people of Rome closed the shops. Lowe 2 The people
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They could see that Caesar was filled with pride, and that he was using fear to control the people of Rome. He committed murder to attain his place as their leader and was not a man to be trusted. They both feared that Julius Caesar would impose a one man rule; that would make him the most powerful man in Rome. If Marullus and Flavius were roman tribunes then I would think it would be their job to protect the Roman people from Caesar, and question his motives. Flavius thought if he could do away with the decorations on the statues of Caesar, and stop the celebrations that the people were displaying in the streets it would make Caesar come to realize that he shouldn’t treat the people of Rome the way he

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