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The play Julius Caesar is an eclectic mix of wise and ignorant cunning and nave heroes and cowards The pageantry set forth in the play exemplifies the formality of everyday Roman life and the gravity of the official duties Each main character in Julius Caesar has a positive quality that embraces the reader and a negative quality that leads to their tragic downfall Although the characters possess more than two qualities their strongest most aggressive points shine through At the end of the play two characters are forced to penetrate each others minds and evaluate the good and evil One is a domineering egotistical selfish conspirator He lacks the power and appraisal that his enemy Julius Caesar has and therefore uses his envy and jealousy as a drive to convert others to challenge Caesar His opposing force is a reserved mediocre man whos only love his the country he stands upon The powerhouse of confidence versus the dollhouse of reservation ends in an explosion of destruction Marcus Brutus is the most admirable character in Julius Caesar He is the only person involved in the conspiracy against Caesar for his country He truly believes that Caesars ambition will ruin the fortitude of his beloved Rome Brutus uses his hidden inner strength to survive the brutality of the conspiracy and the harsh reality of the aftermath In the beginning of the play Brutus appears as a quiet lamb He follows the herd lives by example and keeps his thoughts and opinions disclosed from the public masses Although he is reserved his undying desire for a better Rome shines through like light flowing from a stained-glass window When Cassius first confronts Brutus to become a member of the conspiracy his lacking confidence is evident Brutus says Into what dangers would you lead me Cassius that you would have me seek into myself for that which is not in me 1245-47 However his self-assurance grows as the
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