Development of Brutus In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there were several complex characters. A complex character is a type of character that has more than one dimension. He or she's attitude and behaviors shift to adapt to a situation. Among the characters in the play, Brutus emerges as the most complex character in Julius Caesar. During the course of the play, Brutus's over-idealistic tendencies shift to reckless behaviors and ultimately result in his demise. To start off, Brutus was not only the most complex character, but also the tragic hero of the play. In his soliloquies, the audience gains insight into the complexities of his motives. He is an influential public figure, a husband, an honorable military leader, and a close friend of Julius Caesar (I.ii.160-75). One of his qualities that make him such an exemplary Roman is his Roman idealism. He is bound so tightly to his values that he decides to kill his closest friend, Caesar, for the greater good of Rome. This choice, however, does not come without conflict. The conflicting value systems that clash with each other in the play as a whole are enacted on a microcosmic level in Brutus’s mind. Brutus develops from being a careful, over-idealistic Roman to someone who begins taking unnecessary risks as he attempts to deal with the disastrous after-effects of killing Caesar. Early in the play we see the philosophical, methodical side to his personality as he argues at length with himself over whether he should join in with the conspiracy against Caesar or not (II.i.5-30). However, in the final stages when forced to join battle with Antony and Octavius after the assassination, he starts to become a bit more reckless. This is seen most obviously when Cassius considers staying where they are rather than advancing to attack the enemy at Philippi. Brutus at this point completely throws out all caution, insisting that they be proactive rather than waiting passively for battle. Brutus now is insisting to capture the moment, to take action immediately rather than fall back out of fear and later regret losing their chance(III.ii.15-30). He therefore appears quite different from the hesitant man of the play’s opening scenes. There is more than a hint of anxiety in Brutus at this point too. We
So let it be with Caesar” to reflects his view of Caesar as noble and good. Further, imagery combined with rhetorical question is used in “General coffers filled: whose ransoms seem ambitious?” (III.II) to show how Antony saw Caesar as a worthy of being crowned for his positive impact on the people. Caesar has brought prosperity to Rome. Note however, that Antony’s perception of Caesar is based heavily on his position as Caesar’s friend.…
Correspondingly, Antony then defames the portrait he painted of Brutus by saying, “I thrice presented Caesar with a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse./ Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says/ He was ambitious” (3.2.104-108). Through Antony’s rhetoric, the plebeian’s point of view is completely shifted, Antony keeps Caesars picture humble opposite to that of which they’d thought then unmasked the truth with facts and sceneries of when Caesar still lived.…
The final difference is the addition of Antony’s speech after Caesars murder. This was added because this speech changes the entire mood of the play along with paradigms on certain characters. As of now, Caesar is made to be the antagonist and Brutus the protagonist, but with this speech it brings about the true nature of Brutus and swaps him from a good to bad character and puts Antony in the hero position.…
In Julius Caesar Shakespeare shows how being the one in power cannot always be the safest place for a person. Caesar has returned from a long expedition of war, but with his victorious return comes fear for some of the citizens of Rome. Caesar now stands alone from the triumvirate and there is a lot of talk that he will be crowned king.…
While the opening scene illustrates Caesar’s popularity with the masses, the audience’s first direct encounter with him presents an omen of his imminent fall. Caesar’s choice to ignore the Soothsayer’s advice proves the first in a series of failures to heed warnings about his fate. Just as Caesar himself proves fallible, his power proves imperfect.…
By asking the Plebes a question, Antony actually creates a statement saying that Brutus was the ambitious one, not Caesar. Antony correlates the differences in the cries between the Plebe’s and Caesar: “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept…” (JC 3.2.100). By destroying the image of a strong and powerful leader through the image of tears and sadness, Antony redirects their sorrow for Caesar into anger towards Brutus.…
The Change Analysis - Images of Change
Director style: Change is a strategic choice made by managers.
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William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, is brimming with humans fighting for power, and the one who stands out as the most skilful of these is not the play’s tragic hero Brutus, but Mark Antony, Caesar’s confidant and friend.
During Lupercal, Caesar shows his keen insight by remaking to Antony that Cassius…