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Shakespeares Julius Caesar is the story of the resultingconflicts from the assassination of perpetual dictator and Romanemperor Julius Caesar A great friend of Caesar Mark Antonycomes to the senate to see the dead body of their dictator Hepretends to not be angry at those who took part in theassassination and asks to speak at his funeral a request whichhe is granted However after the men leave he begins a soliloquyin which he suggests that Caesars spirit will take revenge uponhis murderers and invoke a war involving the entire countryAntony begins the revenge of his death by speaking at the funeralabout the wrong done to Caesar the mans generosity to thepeople and how Brutus tried to persuade them to believe hisjustification of the murder The crowd turns to agreement withAntony and then accuse the conspirators of murder The accusedmen flee eventually leaving the bounds of the city and thecitizens leave to loot and burn the houses of the guilty menThe armies of Brutus and Cassius set up camps near another cityand knowing that Antonys soldiers are coming they decide tomarch toward the enemy at once The fighting begins with theconfrontation of the two sides as Cassius and Brutus armiesarrive Antony and his partner challenge the assassins to fightand the bloody battle begins The armies of the conspirators fallinto vulnerability many times and their side does poorly losingmany men Cassius hears mistakenly that one of his importantsoldiers has been captured loses hope and commits suicide whileBrutus feels that his army has been cornered and throws himselfonto another mans sword killing himself also They call off therest of the battle for Antonys army now had victory over Brutusand Cassius Caesars murder had been avenged and order had beenThere are a couple of main characters in this story Caesar iswell liked by the citizens of Rome yet is a somewhat arrogant manand believes himself to be above everybody else He is givenpraise often and honored by events such as
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