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Comparison of Shakespeare's presentation of Antony and Brutus

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GCSE Julius Caesar

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Compare Shakespeare's presentation of the characters of Brutus and Antony.

In Shakespeare's play, 'Julius Caesar', Shakespeare presents the way power affects the individual and examines people's loyalty to one another and the state during Roman times. Brutus and Antony are two interesting characters in the play. They are both portrayed differently and have differences. The first one being in their attitudes to enjoying life and having some fun. Brutus is a more conserved and quiet person whilst Antony enjoys parties and late nights. Secondly their loyalty to Caesar differs. Brutus is not loyal to Caesar whilst Antony is a lot more loyal to Caesar. Thirdly, Brutus's decisions have power and are listened to whereas Antony doesn't have much power without Caesar being there. And lastly, Brutus thinks of him as highly then all the rest and interrupts people rudely when they talk whilst Antony is so much more polite.

Brutus likes to stay conservative and quiet whilst Antony enjoys partying and having lots of fun. In Cassius and Brutus's first conversation, Brutus says to Cassius 'I am not gamesome: I do lack some part Of that quick spirit that is in Antony.' This line said by Brutus

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