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Character Study of Julius Caesar

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Introduction

Vicky Whelan Character Study of Julius Caesar From what I have read so far of 'Julius Caesar' I have formed an opinion about the character of Julius Caesar and to me he comes across as a fighter. He thinks that he is above every one else and that he is more than a regular man. This makes him very arrogant and takes very little notice of the people around him. As far as he is concerned, they are meaningless and not worth his time like the beggar from the crowd that warns him about the ides of March, he dismisses it because he is just a beggar. ...read more.

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Caesar probably believes those things as well but quest for power often clouds his judgement. He also believes that everybody likes him and that is why he's surprised when the conspirators approach him. When they do stab him, his last words are "es tu brute" which means "and you Brutus". He did not believe that Brutus could do such a thing. All the time when he has been thinking that everyone looks up to him but he has just been to pompous and big-headed to notice these things until the conspirators approach him and he realises he is not invulnerable. From what I have read so far of "Julius Caesar" I have formed an opinion about him and I think he is ...read more.

Conclusion

He wants to be trusted but it looks like he will do nothing to gain their trust. Common people admire and respect Caesar and probably believe that he would be a good, powerful leader who has Roman's problems at mind. Caesar probably believes those things as well but he is cruel and he longs for power. He also believes that everybody likes him and that is why he's surprised when the conspirators approach him. Then he realises that they have seen through his disguise and see that he is really an arrogant power-crazy man. All the time when he has been thinking that everyone looks up to him but he has just been to pompous and big-headed to notice these things until the conspirators approach as he was being to self-centred to see this. ...read more.

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