Shakespeare: A Master Of Tragedy, As Seen In Julius Caesar

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Some of the world’s greatest and most recognized writers were and are masters of the tragedy. Though everybody enjoys a nice tragedy in a book or play once and again. One overwhelming in deaths and disasters would defiantly be a turnoff to many. However, a classic trait for many Shakespearian pieces would be rather high in these. One perfect example being his infamous play Julius Caesar. Jealousy, power and war, all of which being huge bullets in the plot of the play. What to say it’s main scheme of it would have to be the conspiracy to murder the Caesar, and the conspirators that helped complete this bloody task. To do so, there were many events that led up to it, thus including the subplot. What this would’ve been most likely was Brutus’ self-struggles and inner conflicts. Julius, was defiantly not the smartest card in the deck and due to his ignorance, he didn’t take Marcus’s many signals that he was going to be assassinated. Though during this conflict, Brutus was also rather busy waging wars on himself, being so unaware of his surroundings, and focus on nothing but the plotting of Caesar’s death. Not the best way of thinking foe either of them, at all. Power, what an evil object, driving people to deceive others. Gaeus Julius, the great Caesar of Rome, such a self-centered man. He had the ever so conceited outlook on life that everybody loved him, and he truly believed it, with all his heart. This is why many other characters, including Brutus , Mark Antony, and Cassius. The three of these men were rather noble in a sense, though each had their flaws. For instance, Brutus was rather a kept-to-himself type man, couldn’t really show much emotion to anybody. Mark Antony was. Cassius was a really valuable man, in the sense that he was easily manipulated or flattered by Brutus’s word play. Four men, all ever so different, all have an equal importance in this piece. Out of the many tragedies in this play, there are two major ones: these of Gaeus Julius and Brutus. It's my personal belief that Brutus 's[change to last name] is greater however, for, Julius honestly had his murder coming to him and due to his own ignorance and huge ego, he had no idea. Brutus however, was really just not able to focus on the things around him or show any emotion whatsoever, which in turn did loose his wife’s life and cause him to end his own. You really can’t help the wy you are, in many respects, but complete selfishness and being overly egotistical really can be avoided if you were to ask my opinion. Don’t take this the wrong way though, for both conflicts are rather horrid either way. Everybody and every thing has some motive as to why it happens or does what it does. In this case however, there were a group of conspirators plotting the murder of Julius Caesar; the two most important however were Marcus Brutus and Caius Cassius. Their reasons for the murder of Caesar were rather different, yet vaguely similar. Their means of similarity...

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