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At this point in the play do you support the conspirators?

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At this point in the play do you support the conspirators? At this point the play I do not support what the conspirators are going to do. I do not support what they are going to do, nor do I support the reasons of Cassius and the other conspirators. I do support Brutus' reasons because he believes that killing Caesar is the best thing to do for Rome. He assumes that with Caesar dead, Rome will remain a Repubic and not be forced under dictatorship. When Brutus joins the conspiracy, I believe that he was na�ve, he did not get the real reasons why the other conspirators joined, other conspirators like Cassius, said there reasons for the killing of Caesar was for the good of Rome. What Cassius didn't tell Brutus was that he was so jealous of Caesar's love and power, he was willing to kill. At the start of the scene Cassius is very nervous about the procedures of the plot to kill Caesar, he is very tense because Popilius Lena knows of their plan, he says to Brutus:-" I fear our purpose is discovered" Cassius is very anxious, he wants the plan to go smoothly. He says that if Caesar is to find out about the plot he would kill himself:- " Brutus, what shall be done? ...read more.

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rank: If I myself, there is no hour fit As Caesar's death's hour," Antony asks that if the conspirators are planning on killing him he would prefer to die at no other time than the hour of Caesars death. He also goes on to say:- "..............................nor no instrument Of half that worth as these swords, made rich With the most noble blood of all this world." He wishes that if they are to kill him they must use the same sword they used to kill Caesar, he believes that the sword that killed Caesar is the sword that should kill him as well because it was:- " ..........................................made rich With the most noble blood of all this world." Brutus though assures Mark Antony that they don't attend to kill him now or ever:- " ...............................For your part, To you are swords have leaden points Mark Antony;" Brutus insists that there swords would not harm or even kill him. Brutus them goes on to say, that they consider him as one of them:- "Our arms in strength of malice, and are hearts Of brothers' temper, do receive you in With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.' Brutus welcomes him with love and respect. ...read more.

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In this scene Caesar is arrogant:- " The ides of March are come" He is says this to the soothsayer so as to establish he is not taking heed of the warnings, so as not to be afraid or superstitious. He is also very vain in this scene, he has a very high opinion about himself:- " But I am constant as the northern star" By comparing himself to the northern star he is saying that he is extremely important and there is no equal. Caesar also says that if he were an ordinary man like the others, they could easily change any decision he made:- " I could be well mov'd, if I were as you" He believes that no one can change his mind , he is Caesar, the best. I'm not 100% sure that the killing Caesar was the best option. I do believe that he was becoming very ambitious , not so ambitious as to have to kill him. The reasons on Brutus' behalf were that he considered Caesar to ambitious, Brutus assumed that killing Caesar was there best option to keep Rome a republic. Cassius though was just jealous of Caesars' power. He considered himself as good as Caesar. He believed it wasn't fair that Caesar had all this power, Cassius should of realized that life just wasn't ever going to fair. By Kassandra Greaves-Ramal 9DV ...read more.

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