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The Assassination Of Marcus Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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Throughout the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar, the character Marcus Brutus deals with the struggles of attempting to make Rome as best as it can be. Conspiring with some fellow Romans, the noble Brutus helps assassinate the upcoming emperor Julius Caesar. This begins a war against those who advocate the rise of Caesar, including Caesar’s closest cohort, Mark Antony. At the place of Brutus’ death, Antony stands over his body and gives a short speech commemorating Brutus’ honor. In his brief eulogy, Antony uses the quote “This is a man” to describe Brutus. Mark Antony truly believes, as he states, that Brutus is an honorable Roman citizen. Being a dear friend of Caesar, Antony realizes that, unlike Marcus Brutus, the other conspirators
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