Julius Caesar Character Analysis

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Having trust is a great quality to have, but sometimes there might be one person that takes advantage of that trait. For example, once they start trusting people too easily they might, or will, start taking advantage of them. In one of Shakespeare’s plays, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, it demonstrates that being too trusting of someone could end with bad consequences. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, one of the main characters, Brutus, trusted his best friend, Cassius, with everything. Brutus trusted that Cassius was right about him being a new ruler of Rome, how killing Caesar would make a safer and better living space for the community, and that the people would support Brutus while he was leading. Cassius saw that Brutus trusted him. He…show more content…
One time Caesar dared Cassius to dive into the Tiber river and to race him to a certain point. Then Caesar cried out to Cassius that he needed help, otherwise he would drown. Then Cassius went to help him. This quote explains how Brutus can be too trusting because Cassius was telling him that he would be a much greater leader than Caesar. He tricked him into killing Caesar for “Rome’s sake”, while Cassius just wanted Caesar dead because he disliked him. This shows that it leads to Brutus’ downfall by Cassius saying that Brutus would be a much better leader, Cassius tricked him which lead to the whole downfall of Brutus killing himself Near the end of the play Brutus is kind of realizing that Cassius is not acting the way he usually is. He notices that Cassius really wants to kill Caesar.“That you do love me, I am nothing jealous; / What you would work me to, I have some aim; / How I have thought of this, and these times, / I shall recount hereafter. For this present, / I would not so (with love I might entreat you) / Be any further moved. What you have said / I will consider; what you have to say / I will patience hear, and find a time / Both meet to hear and answer such high things;” (1.2.162-170). This quote is saying that Brutus knows that Cassius loves him, He does not doubting what Cassius would do for him. Brutus has some idea of what Cassius is saying on what to do with Caesar. He will

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