escalated quickly and become a massacre. Acts I through III were mainly about Caesar coming
into power and the conspirators’ plans to kill him. Caesar was eventually murdered after being
told several times to beware of the Ides of March and to watch his back. Because Caesar was the
ruler of Rome, and was murdered, the city needed to find a new leader. The two men competing
for the role of leader were Mark Antony and Brutus. Mark Antony was not the greatest speaker,
but he won over the people by using facts to prove that Caesar was not a bad leader, as he had
been portrayed by Brutus. Octavius, the commander over the legions, came back to …show more content…
Brutus and Cassius joined together to create an
alliance to oppose Antony and Octavius. The fates of Brutus and Cassius will be similar, and
Octavius and Antony’s fates will also be similar.
Brutus was at his camp when he heard that Cassius was coming to visit him, and that was
when things got intense. Lucillius, one of Brutus’ officers, was summoned to talk in private to
Brutus and was questioned about Cassius’ character. Brutus was informed that Cassius is not as
nice as he was previously. Once Cassius arrived to the camp, he accused Brutus of doing him
wrong, but Brutus responded by saying he does not treat enemies wrong so how could he treat a
friend wrong. The two men started to get into an argument, but soon ended when they decided to
settle their feud in private because they wanted people to see them as two loving individuals.
Once in the tent, they began to share their concerns and reveal their real reasons for being upset
with one another. Cassius was upset because Brutus sent Lucius Pella to jail for taking bribes
from the Sardians. Cassius wrote a letter saying Pella should not be punished, but Brutus …show more content…
Octavius and Antony were becoming stronger in force and she did not want to be hurt by
them. Messala asked Brutus if he had spoken to or heard of Portia recently in his letters and he
lied and said he had not. Brutus questioned him on why he was asking about his wife Portia and
Messala responded by informing Brutus that she was dead. Even though Brutus already knew
about Portia’s death, he did not tell Messala he knew, but acted nonchalantly about the matter.
One hundred senators were reported dead. They were killed by Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus
because they were either corrupt or involved in the murder of Caesar. Brutus and Cassius
received word that Antony and Octavius were headed to Philippi to find them and punish them
for murdering Caesar (Julius Caesar).
Brutus and Cassius decided to combine their armies and fight against Antony and
Octavius, but they had two different ideas on how to approach the situation. Immediately, Brutus
wanted to go to Philippi so Octavius and Antony could not grow in number, but Cassius
disagreed. He wanted to remain where they were and let Antony come find them. If Antony