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Julius Caesar 1 The key events in this play that give it thecharacteristics of a tragedy are that Caesar the main charactercomes to an unhappy ending Caesar is conspired against by hisfriends and is betrayed and murdered by his good friend Brutus Act III Scene I Line 77 They stab Caesar Et tu Brute Thenfall Caesar Dies The deaths -- suicides -- of CassiusBrututs and Portia also portray a tragic elementThe entire play revolves around Caesars death Betrayalambition cowardice and loyalty are themes in the play that fuelthe tragic plot Act II Scene II ln 32-37 Cowards die many timesbefore their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once Of all the wonders that I yet have heard It seems to me moststrange that men should fear Seeing that death a necessary endWill come when it will come 2 The funeral speeches of Caesar given by Brutus and Antony aredifferent Each manipulates the populace to their own advantage As you see Brutus begins his speech with act III scene II Ln 13- Romans the word Romans thus appealing to the patriotism of the populace Antony starts his speech with the word act III scene II Ln74FriendsFriends so he is personalizing the death of Caesar Brutus says act III scene II ln16-20Censure me in your wisdom and awake your senses that youmay the better judge He is saying that the poeple are wise judgesand if they were real friends of Caesar they would agree that he was tooambitious and a threat to Rome act III scene II Ln32-36Who is here sovile that will not love his country In this quote Brutus is sayingthat if the populace dosent believe that Caesars death was a benefit toRome then they dont love their country act III scene II ln 15-16believeme for mine honour and have respect to mine honour that you may believe Brutus claims he himself is an honorable man and that
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