In the play, Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, Caesar is seen as greedy and ambitious by many people. For the most part, the betrayers who murdered Caesar, including Casca, see him as an icy ruler who, if he gets ahold of too much power, would destroy Rome. Since the betrayers only see him as something which could turn out to be very wicked, they attempt and succeed in murdering Caesar. When Casca sees Caesar turn down the crown, he sees a man who becomes weaker and weaker under the crown's power. Each time that Casca saw Mark Antony offer Caesar the crown, it seemed as though he was about to say yes. However, under great strength and determination, he said no. Through Casca's own eyes the only thing to be seen is an ambitious
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the character Cassius can perfectly be described as a very manipulative man with very bad intentions. But even with that, as said by Caesar himself “So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much/ He is a great observer, and he looks/ Quite through the deeds of men”. Caesar here describes a very dangerous characteristic of Cassius, that he is able to see right through people and understand their secrets. Throughout the play, Cassius becomes very angry with the way Rome is beginning to become governed. He believes that the nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome, but they have let one man gain excessive power so it's their right to stop him, and with Caesar being as loved and ambitious as he is, he believes assassination is the only way.
In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar there were many people that had major faults that hurt them but also so helped them in some cases. For example; Antony, Cassius, Brutus, and even Caesar himself. in that day in age patriotism was a noble thing and as many people stated Brutus was a noble man. Brutus didn't believe Caesar should have been in power and that Caesar was overly ambitious and that his ambition would cause problems for the kingdom.
The least honorable character in julius caesar is cassius. Him and the other conspirators Are the ones that killed julius caesar on a hunch, That if he had power he’d tear rome to pieces. Brutus is the only one that killed caesar out of love. Cassius did it out of spite for caesar he just didn't like him. Brutus said it's not that i loved caesar any less, it's that i loved rome more. Cassius and Brutus would only take the “honorable” way out of their lives.
Cassius is a talented general, and does not like the fact that Caesar has become `god-like' in the Roman people's minds (see above quote Act I, Scene ii). Cassius can be seen as a
In this situation Cassius had a conversation about killing Mark Antony as well as Caesar. This was a form of Treason. Cassius would never have said such things if he did not have the power to. Being a senator he felt he had the right to decide what was good for Rome. He not only said this for Rome, but for himself as well. If Caesar had become King, he would have been able to get ride of Cassius. This thought did not please Cassius. "Casca, you are the first to that rears your hand" (Shakespeare 3.1.30). This was another point in the story where treason was committed. It took place in the Senate House, as Caesar approached. Cassius and the other senators discussed how Casca would attack Caesar first.
Throughout the play, Cassius finds ways to manipulate people into doing the things he wants. He persuades Brutus to join the conspirators. Brutus was on the fence about joining the conspirators when Cassius asks him. So, Cassius slips Brutus letters from “citizens” saying, “Brutus, thou sleep’st… Shall Rome, etc. Speak, strike, redress!” (II.i.48-49). This gets Brutus on board. This uses pathos to get Brutus convinced. The letters from Cassius are saying that they do not want Rome to be under one ruler. Brutus needs to fix it. Cassius uses Brutus’s raw love of Rome against him. He makes Brutus think that the people do not want Caesar, so he must do something. Cassius also uses persuasion to manipulate Casca into joining the conspirators. Casca
As you read Julius Caesar you get to know the characters better and better. Like you start to understand that Cassius is way wrong with the whole plan to kill Caesar, and that Brutus should not have listened to him, but that we are talking about Brutus let me just say some things about him. Brutus was a fellow friend of Caesar but the problem was is that he started to listen to Cassius a fellow traitor of Caesar but used to be his friend a long time ago, in the story when Cassius and Brutus met on the day when Caesar has come from his conquest from Pompay Cassius told Brutus stories of how Caesar was a little girl and that he got cold for just falling in to the river and how he cried for help and Cassius helped him but he was a shamed of having such a little girl of a leader. To say the truth Brutus was not that bad of a person, he was a very good friend with Caesar, I bet he would have helped Caesar with anything, but the things changed and Cassius persuaded Brutus that Caesar was a
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Morality is the basis of things along with truth are the substance of all morality.” In the play, Julius Caesar, the characters lose all morality while making an endeavor toward gain political power. When Brutus was persuaded by Cassius toward liquidating his beloved friend, Caesar, he lost all of his morals along with went through with this horrendous action blindly. In the play, Julius Caesar the characters did lose all their morality.
As the plays tragic hero Brutus is above us but human he is a high ranking official in the Roman government and is admired by the masses. Shown by Casca when he acknowledges his rank and merit with the people because he knows the people trust him (Casca pg 24 lines 157-160) “ OH he sits high in all the peoples hearts; and that which would appear offense in us, his countenance, like richest alchemy, will change to virtue and worthiness”
Brutus and Cassius are both conspirators against Caesar, but for diverse reasons. Brutus, though pressured for the wrong reasons by his friend Cassius, joins the conspirators solely to promote the well being of Rome. Through out the play Julius Caesar, the guilt of the thought of slaughtering his benevolent friend Caesar overwhelms him. His wife Portia comments on the anguish caused from his inner battle between his love for Rome and his love for his Caesar. "Yesternight at supper you suddenly arose and walked about, musing and sighing, with your arms across" (Julius Caesar, 571, act 2, scene 1). Portia displays her concern of her husband's problems,
Whereas Plutarch's version of Caesar's death goes into more detail. In this version, Caesar grabbed Casca's dagger when Casca stabbed him in the neck and said, ""˜ Casca, you villain, what are you doing?'"�(The Life of Caesar 236). Caesar was then surrounded by the conspirators and "was driven this way and that, and like a wild beast in the toils, had to suffer from the hands of each one of them"¦"�(The Life
While often when a character is described as honorable and honest these seem to be very positive attributes of the character, to much of anything is never good. This is shown in the tradgety of Julius Caesar in the fact that these two traits are one if the main characters’, brutus, flaws. These traits are considered brutus’s trajic flaws in that they lead to his demise. Time and time again through out the play brutus’s actions are based soley on his need to remain honorable and honest in the eyes of all. Many of these acrions end up hurting him beacause brutus was only thinking of his image and not of the possible concequences that could occur. An example of this in the play would be in act 2 when brutus joins the conspirators against Caesar soley because he believed the people of rome needed and wanted him
In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, one must read the text closely to track the shifting motivations and loyalties of each character as the play progresses. An important factor that must be kept in mind while reading is the degree of loyalty, in other words, the degree to which characters act out of a motivation to help others. Throughout the play, each character's current degree of loyalty to others is clearly exhibited by words or behavior – this holds true for the characters of Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Portia, and Calpurnia. The focus on loyalty is critical because before the play ends an even-handed justice is meted out to a number of people who fail to live up to an expected standard of
Caesar could have left her but stayed because he loved Calpurnia unconditionally. Honour was also essential because, Cassius and Brutus were named honourable but Mark Anthony proved to be honourable when he revealed the true motives of the conspirators which were to kill Caesar for personal satisfaction instead of the country’s greater good. Betrayal was a key factor in the story, Cassius felt betrayed by Caesar himself because he saved his life at sea and Cassius feels that Caesar owes him a debt of gratitude because it wasn’t for his brave act Caesar wouldn’t have lived to see his victory also Caesar was betrayed by his fellow men when they turned on him and eventually killed him. Patriotism was also a factor because Brutus always had a vision for Rome and he would do anything to protect his country, even if takes the heartache of killing Caesar. Selfishness was a serious issue in this tale because Cassius was so wrapped up in his own agenda that he would do anything to get his vindication on Caesar if it meant manipulation. Selflessness was an attribute in this story by Caesar risking his life and limb to free the Roman citizens against