Augustus Essays

Brutus in the Play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Marcus Brutus is a character in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar which is based on the true story of events in Rome more than 2,000 years ago. Caesar’s loyal friend, Portia’s loving husband, and a noble Roman. However, he leads other conspirators and murders Caesar. People often question, is Brutus a hero or a villain? Brutus is not a hero nor a villain because he is not totally bad or good. Brutus doesn’t kill Caesar for power, but the good of…

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Relationship Between Brutus and Cassius

The personalities of Brutus and Cassius differ significantly, which causes them to have a corrupt relationship. Brutus is an honest, truthful man. He is also shown to be naïve when he allows Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. He has a passion for the prosperity of Rome, and believes that Caesar will not be a fit ruler. He debates joining the conspiracy, but doesn’t want to murder Caesar. Cassius is a deceiving, selfish man. He knows that the conspirators need…

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William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. Records show that Shakespeare was baptized three days after he was born, on April 26, 1564. He grew up in a town called Stratford upon Avon. During his lifetime, Shakespeare had three jobs. He was a playwright, a businessman, and an actor. Shakespeare not only wrote plays, but also sonnets. His most famous sonnet would be “Sonnet 18”. Some of his greatest plays are The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and The Tragedy…

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Julius Caesar

How Betrayal Led to Downfall in Julius Caesar In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happenCassius If there were to be a villain in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius would be it. Cassius is the character who first thought up of the conspiracy against…

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Julius Caesar_ Brutus’ Mistakes

In the play, Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, the main character Brutus made several errors in judgment. His many aberrations led to his own death. The first and most basic fault by Brutus was allowing himself to become involved with the conspirators. The second was allowing Mark Antony to live and then permitting him to speak at Caesar’s funeral. The third fault by Brutus was his battle plan for the war at Philippi. The act of joining the conspirators in a…

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Roman Republic and Brutus

Caesar’s saying really helps sum up Brutus’s character in Julius Caesar. Brutus was thought to not be a problem for Caesar and to be his right-hand man due to his dignity and devotion to him; however his qualities are exactly why it is such a disaster. What Brutus did was a huge surprise considering his traits. Caesar’s surprise was so huge; he could only whisper the three last few words, but Brutus also showed honor; and patriotism which also made…

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Julius Caesar_ Tragic Hero

A tragic hero is a man of noble stature, not just any ordinary man, but a man with outstanding qualities and greatness about him. This nobleman will also have a serious tragic flaw which leads to his disastrous downfall. In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, two characters come to mind who may fit this definition – Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus. Julius Caesar is a military leader, politician and the ruler of Rome. Many people love him for taking down Pompey,…

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Compare and Contrast Plutarch and Octavian

Compare and contrast the ways in which the passage below attempts to discredit Anthony with the ways this is done in the speech attributed to Octavian by cassias die * Before I start to answer the question above, we need to study the background of the individuals involved. * Cleopatra was a very complicated character… she had volatile and tempestuous relationships with both mark Anthony and Julius Caesar , which eventually led to the deaths of Cleopatra and mark Anthony…

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