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Julius Caesar Essay

  • Submitted by: xamorex
  • on April 29, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 399 words

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Julius Caesar

Characters fatal flaws

In shakepear “Julius Caesar” uses examples within the play to show that that plays fatal flaws existed among all the conspirators but 3 of them had major fatal flaws which led to their own downfall. The three of them made a similar but different mistake in the death of Caesar. This included getting involved in the stabbing of Caesar. Brutus, Cassius and Cinna in the play “Julius Caesar” had fatal flaws all because of jealousy and passion.  
The first conspirator Brutus who was one of Caesars friend who joined in on the murder that let to hid downfall by allowing Anthony to speak in the funeral.. When they found Caesars body Anthony as pretending to be nice only to speak in the funeral. But the conspirators didn’t want him to, in case he leads the society of Rome to turn on them. Brutus’s famous quote is, ““it must be by his death and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general. He would be crowned. How that might change his nature, there’s the question.””(2.1 10-13)
The second conspirator Cinna was ambushed in the streets of Rome. He was caught and defined as one of the conspirators. Where plebeians found him to be a conspirator not a writer who he admitted he was. His
Flaw was saying his name after he was mentioned to be one of the conspirators and he gets taken away by the plebeians. “” I am Cinna the poet not cinna the conspirator””. (3.3 29+32)
The fatal flaw of the third conspirator, Cassius is that he is scared of what will happen to him after he murdered Caesar. Cassius and Brutus though that Anthony will turn Rome against them and realize what they did was wrong and their traitors. Cassius’s famous quote is “” Men at times are masters of their fates; the fault; dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves””.(1.2 139-142)
In conclusion, these conspirators lead to their own downfall by not listening to each other. The conspirators thought that if they give a speech and let...

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