Essay on Caesar versus Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

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Caesar versus Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Throughout history Marcus Brutus has been blamed for the death of Caesar and

ultimate downfall of Rome; upon taking a closer look Burtus is not entirely to

blame. Brutuses actions were based only for good of Rome, and even then he was acting

on the false letters that were sent to him by Cassius. It can also be said the Cassius was as

much to blame as Brutus, after all he was the one sending the fake letters to him. But

most unlikely of all people, it was Julius Caesar that caused his own death.

Brutus was a loyal and trusted friend of Caesar's and also one of the main players

in the assassination of Julius Caesar. He was also the only one of that bunch
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On the other, hand Cassius only had one reason for killing Julius Caesar. He was

jealous and thought he was better than Caesar:

"For once upon a raw and gusty day,

The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores,

Caesar said to me "Darest thou, Cassius, now

Leap in with me into this angry flood,

And swim to yonder point?" Upon the word

Accuot'red as I was, I plunged in

And bade him follow: so indeed he did.

The torrent roared, and we did buffet it

With lusty sinews, throwing it aside

And stemming it with hearts of controversy.

But ere we could arrive the point proposed

Caesar cried "Help me, Cassius, or I sink!"

I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor,

Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder

The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber

Did I the tired Caesar. And this man

Is now become a god, and Cassius is

A wretched creature, and must bend his body

If Caesar carelessly but nod on him.

He had a fever when he was in Spain,

And when the fit was on him, I did mark

How he did shake: 'tis true, this god did shake.

His coward lips did from their fly,

And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world

Did lose his luster: I did hear his groan;

Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans

Mark him and write his speeches in their books,

Alas, it cried " Give me some drink, Titinius,"

As a sick girl. Ye gods! It doth amaze me,

A man of
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