Julius Caesar Brutus Relationship

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“Julius Caesar” is a suspense filled Shakespearean play that involves many important characters. The tragedy in this play is built up at a steady pace. The character Brutus plays the role as Caesar’s most trusted friend. Brutus has alliances with other soon-to-be conspirators such as, Antony and Cassius. Throughout this play, there are many events where loyalty leads to betrayal. This play demonstrates how easy someone you trust the most can betray you. It is both an entertaining and informative piece of writing. This play should be appreciated for the close relationships Brutus keeps with the other characters. The friendship between Brutus and Antony is more of a partnership. They both teamed up with other conspirators in a plot to kill Caesar.…show more content…
In Act 1, Scene 2, Cassius is trying to manipulate Brutus into believing that there will be danger as Caesar’s power increases. Cassius is trying to bring Brutus to the conspirators side. He uses this quote to exaggerate what might arise from Caesar’s power: “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus, and we petty men / Walk under his huge legs and peep about / To find ourselves dishonorable graves.” (1:2:136-139) Alongside this, Cassius tries to convince Brutus that he would be a better leader than Julius Caesar. Cassius claims he would never manipulate his good friend, Brutus, but this is exactly what he does. “And be not jealous on me, gentle Brutus. / Were I a common laugher, or did use / To stale with ordinary oaths my love / To every new protester; if you know / That I do fawn on men and hug them hard / And after scandal them, or if you know / That I profess myself in…show more content…
This applies to Brutus and his relationship with Julius Caesar. Brutus is supposed to be Caesar’s most trusted friend however, he ends up betraying Caesar and killing him. Brutus had to make a decision to either be loyal to the Roman Republic, or loyal to his friend who could become a tyrant. “BRUTUS: What means this shouting? I do fear the people / Choose Caesar for their king. CASSIUS: Ay, do you fear it? Then must I think you would not have it so. BRUTUS: I would not, Cassius, yet I love him well.” (1.2.75-89) Although Brutus expresses how much he loves Caesar, he fears Caesar will become a monarch. Brutus and Caesar’s friendship is short lived and filled with neglect. They were both loyal to each other until Brutus decided to betray
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