Julius Caesar - Analyses of Characters

1157 WordsOct 8, 19995 Pages
Julius Caesar is very much a warrior and he thinks that he is above every one else and that he is more than an ordinary man. As a result he is very arrogant and takes very little notice of the people around him. As far as he is concerned, they are meaningless and not worth his time. He believes he is honourable but really is not. In a way he wants to be trusted and to be a trusted leader of the Roman people but he is very unwilling to do anything to gain trust. Ordinary people have a great deal of respect for Caesar and probably believe that he would be a good, powerful leader who has Roman's troubles at heart. Caesar probably believes those things as well but he is ruthless and he craves power. He also believes that everybody likes him…show more content…
As far as he can see, Mark Antony is an honourable warrior who will now place his loyalty in the conspirators without question and will do whatever they want. He refuses to listen to Cassius when he warns Brutus of the true character behind Mark Antony's skin. At the beginning of the scene the atmosphere is light. Caesar is his usual arrogant self and he is only mildly irritated at the people petitioning in the street. As the scene develops a bit of tension arises when Cassius starts to worry that they have been discovered. For a short time, Brutus seems to manage to squash these fears in Cassius. When Caesar starts talking he is very arrogant and uninterested. He does not look at the people he is talking to as he is above them in his own mind. He therefore looks as he is addressing no one in particular as to him, no one else matters. Tension rises towards the end of Caesar's last speech as the conspirators start to surround him. When Cinna shouts out Caesar then starts to get worried and he is surprised. When he dies there is a short time of sadness as he falls to the floor with little surprise. Then the atmosphere lightens considerably when the conspirators address the crowd. The atmosphere darkens a bit then as Publius is told that he must not be held accountable for what they have done. Then the atmosphere dies slightly when Cassius states that although Caesar is dead, there is still evil in the world that is not
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