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In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare the themes of friendship between men jealousy betrayal and death are ever-present In Act 1 Brutus is feeling betrayed by Caesars success Although he loves Caesar he wants to get supporters conspire against him and eventually kill him He speaks to Cassius and the other Senators to convince them to feel the same way By Act 2 others have learned of Brutus plan and Caesars true friends try to warn him in order to save his life However being a loyal and trusting friend Caesar does not listen to the warnings He does not believe that one of his closest friends would ever go against him Once Caesar is dead Act 3 the conspirators feel some relief They believe his death was necessary and dont try to hide their actions Later in the play the Senators start to feel some remorse Cassius now understands that Brutus manipulated him and feels bad for not bearing his friends infirmities By the end of the play those who have killed Caesar feel the repercussions of their actions They are burdened by guilt and have no choice but to kill themselves First in Act 1 Brutus is feeling betrayed by his good friend Caesar Caesar had great success and even though he and Brutus were very similar Brutus did not Although he was happy for his friend he had some feelings of jealousy In his mind he questions why Caesar was destined for greatness over him Was he a better person Brutus becomes very unhappy and the fact that Caesar did not notice his frustration makes Brutus doubt their friendship even further There are no answers to his questions so he chooses a negative approach- conspire against Caesar and kill him He believes this is completely rational and approaches Cassius and the other Senators I would not Cassius yet I love him well But wherefore do you hold me here so
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