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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare tells of Caesar his rise to power and his tragic demise Shakespeare tells the story in five acts what is now called the Shakespearian Triangle Act I sets the stage for the rest of the play by using characters telling of conflicts and plot and by expressing foreshadowing and tone The play introduces several important characters in Act I First is Caesar Caesar revered by the population is seen as a hero to many However to the senators he is a dreaded enemy who will possibly put them out of power when he is crowned Emperor Next Brutus is Caesars best friend However as a senator Brutus also does not wish Caesar to become Emperor Cassius is the main leader of the faction against Caesar He wishes that Caesar not come into power as Cassius will lose his In such Cassius then attempts to convince the senators to go against Caesar The final important character in Act I is Casca Casca at the end of the play joins in the faction against Caesar when he is speaking of the prodigies that happen on that night to Cicero Then leaves Cicero and enters Cassius and they discuss how the tokens might be a sign of Caesars coming to power Shakespeare introduces several conflicts into the story of Julius Caesar in the first act The first conflict expressed is one between Brutus and Cassius Cassius attempts to convince Brutus that Caesar is an enemy Cassius know that Brutus will not want to lose his noble power and will not interact with the common people and says so when he states Thy honorable mettle may be wrought From that it is disposed there fore it is meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes Caesars conflict is with Cassius though he does not express it to Cassius himself Caesar states Let me have men about me that are fat
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