Essay about Brutus, Caesar, and Antony as Protagonists in Julius Caesar

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A protagonist is the leading character or actor in a play, novel, or story. The leading character of a play is not easily interpreted. A protagonist does not necessarily have to be good or bad. Determining the protagonist is one of the many engaging issues presented in the play. Many characters exhibit the characteristics of a true protagonist in Julius Caesar, few stand out over all others. Caesar was a powerful, courageous, yet arrogant leader who is depicted in many different ways. Brutus friend of Caesar, loves Caesar greatly but does not think he possess leadership skills. Antony is loyal, trustworthy, and a devoted follower of Caesar, and proves to be a required character in Julius Caesar. All three of the protagonist must go …show more content…

On his way to the Capitol one of Caesar?s followers learns of the plot against Caesar and writes a letter to warn him. He waits in the streets for Caesar to pass by. He asks Caesar to read his letter because of its importance, ?Hail, Caesar! Read this schedule? 3.1:3, ?O Caesar read mine first, for mine?s a suit that touches Caesar nearer. Read it, great Caesar? 3.1:6-7. Caesar disregards him, ?What touches us ourselves shall be last serv?d? 3.1:8. Caesar proceeds to the Capitol, upon arrival and after few words spoken Caesar is stabbed to death by the conspirators. This ends the reign of Julius Caesar and starts a war. Caesar established Rome into the society that it is today. Brutus is one of Caesar?s dearest friends, but cares more for the good of Rome and its people. In the beginning of the play Brutus is persuaded into joining the conspiracy, and turning against Caesar. He helps with the plot against Caesar and furthermore his assassination. Without Brutus the conspirators would not have had the courage to go through with the conspiracy. In his speech at Caesar?s funeral he said, ?If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer:--Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.3.2:17-22? What Brutus is saying is that, If there is any friend of Caesar here,

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