Essay Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar Expository Essay The decisions that one man makes can determine the length of life. Rome has many people that have the characteristics to be great leaders. Antony is a manipulative man, Brutus is an honorable man, and Octavius is a quiet strength. All three men would do an excellent job in leading Rome. Antony is a manipulative man. This is shown throughout the play in several cases, but most prominently at Caesar’s funeral. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?” (III, ii, 96-96). Antony is very cleaver in the way that he presents his case to the people. He uses rhetorical questioning to show the people that Caesar was in fact not ambitious. Antony also played on…show more content…
Additionally, Brutus is also a noble person. Brutus helped in the assassination of Caesar not for personal gain but for the love of Rome. “Not that I loved Caesar lee, but that I loved Rome more.” (III, ii, 21-22). Brutus is able to satisfy that his motive is pure; that his action is without bitterness and that the assassination of Caesar is for the general good of Rome. Brutus is also rigidly mortal. “I did send to you For certain sums of gold, which you denied me, For I can raise no money by vile means. By heaven, I had rather coin my heart And drop my blood for drachmas than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection. I did send To you for gold to pay my legions, Which you denied me.” (IV, iii, 78-86) Brutus is distressed with Cassius because he is led to believe that Cassius is accepting bribes, and denying Brutus the proper money to pay his troops. Brutus confronts Cassius and tells him that he was wrong to misuse his power and be so dishonest. Brutus clearly states that he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar, which in turn keeps his motives pure and his reasons for helping in the assassination honorable. Above and beyond, throughout the play Octavius is seen as a silent character, yet shows his strengths in several matters. Octavius is seen to be ill tempered. Though he is a quiet man if challenged

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