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In the book Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Cassius and the conspirators depicted Caesar as being ambitious He was also said to not be ambitious by Mark Antony He was however ambitious This is because he refused the crown three times he did not listen to the warnings that people gave him throughout the book and he did not end the punishment he placed upon Metellus Cimbers brother Publius Cimber These were all acts of ambition On the Lupercal Mark Antony presented Caesar with a crown Caesar then proceeded to turn down the crown three times The reason he did this is because the crown was not the real one but only a coronet This is known when Casca tells Brutus and Caesar I saw Mark Antony offer him a crown yet twas not a crown neither twas one of those coronets and as I told you he put it by once but for all that to my thinking he would fain have had it The reason that this was ambitious is because it shows that he wanted more than they offered him and that he wasnt satisfied with just that It also shows that he feels that he is too good for it After he turned down the crown the people watching yelled because they wanted him to take the crown This shows he does not listen to othersThroughout the book Caesar received many warnings about his death All of these warnings he refused The Soothsayer told him to beware the Ides of March Calphurnia told him about her dreams the owl was seen in the capitol during the daytime the slaves hand caught on fire and the sky spit fire All of these were warnings that Caesar did not listen to He pushed away the Soothsayer and said He is a dreamer Let us leave him Pass This shows that he will not accept advice from anyone If he does this then he
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