Essay on Julius Caesar - Theme of Friendship

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Friendship is a wonderful part of life, but it can unfortunately be used to deceive, for it is easy to manipulate with it, but only true friendship cannot be defeated, even after death. This element could well likely be the very thing that had sealed the fate of Julius Caesar, and Brutus, Cassius, and all the other conspirators knew that they could use this to their advantage, and to Caesar's disadvantage. Friendship, was what the conspirators used as a cover to blind Caesar from the truth, just

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So they decided to use their friendship with Caesar in a horribly deceptive manner, effectively, in order to kill him. Decius managed to start this off well by using flattery and quick wit in order to trick Caesar into going to the senate house, despite the fact that Caesars wife, Calpurnia had dreams of Caesars murder the night before. Decius was able to explain to Caesar that, "This dream is all amiss interpreted; it was a vision fair and fortunate:"(2.2. 83-84). He then continues on to explain how Caesars dream was a good one, and that through him Rome would be revived into a great city once more. With this interpretation of Calpurnia's dream, Caesar was very pleased, and it excited, and pleased him so much that he would not think twice about heading straight to the capitol. So the conspirators had in fact accomplished the first part of their deception of Caesar, and they had done it by misusing their friendship.



Antony was angered by the death of Caesar because he was a true friend to Caesar, and he would, in time exact his revenge on Caesar‘s conspirators. Antony would prove to be the one big problem for the conspirators because he was crafty with his actions and words towards them, and he was a very loyal friend to Caesar, even though Caesar was dead. He was able to deceive Brutus and the other conspirators with his intelligence and his ability of being a smart speaker, to gain their reliance
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