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How is the theme of Loyalty presented in 'Julius Caesar'.

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JULIS CAESAR ESSAY QUESTION : HOW IS THE THEME OF LOYALTY PRESESNTED IN ?JULIUS CAESAR? Loyalty Is defined as faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. Loyalties can conflict with eachother, and what should be done then? One would have to choose, and in Julius Caesar trust was broken. Julius Caesar was a great noble roman. A country man, he was even respected by the people that conspired to kill him. Why would men that loved and respected him kill him? Loyalty is the answer. The loyalty for your country surpassed the loyalty towards your friend. ...read more.


Brutus was very weak. He was noble towards his country, but was disloyal towards Caesar. ?Et tu Brute?? ? these were Caesar?s last words, meaning you too Brutus? Cassius convinced Brutus to join the conspirators as they were scared that Caesar was ambitious and could become a tyrant. It wasn?t that he hated Caesar, he loved Rome more. This shows that he was a very weak person in the novel. His loyalty for his country blinded him for his loyalty towards his friend. He listened to Cassius and was blinded by his love for his country. Mark Antony, another man who possessed loyalty. However with Antony, loyalty towards his country and his dear friend did not conflict. ...read more.


Octavius also helps avenge the death of Caesar. They go at war against the conspirators and risk everything because they are showing their loyalty. their reward was Brutus and Cassius killing themselves with their own swords. The play revolves around the theme of loyalty. It is shown in two ways, the loyalty of Antony and Octavius by avenging Caesars death, and the loyalty from Brutus towards Rome rather than Caesar. If loyalty didn?t play a part in the play , maybe Caesar would have lived on to become the greatest noble roman of all time who has ever lived, and no war would have taken place, with Rome staying as a happy country ...read more.

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