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I am going to be writing firstly about Julius Caesar, secondly about Cassius and lastly about Brutus and the way of their downfalls.

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Introduction

A tale based on false complements, greed and manipulation, which leads to the destruction of three high status men of Rome. Flaws in personality results to tragedy- pride and ambition invites murder, greed, envy and a fiery nature leads to self destruction; and a weak hold on making judgments results to another suicide. This play was written by William Shakespear, in which he based it around 400B.C., which showed us how three significant people of Rome had died because of mistakes, they had made. Shakespear uses flaws and error of judgments among three main characters who are Caesar, Cassius and to a lesser extent Brutus to bring about their downfalls. In this part I am going to be writing firstly about Julius Caesar, secondly about Cassius and lastly about Brutus and the way of their downfalls. Julius Caesar met his downfall because of two things, which are his flaws and he making some error in judgment. His flaws, which led to his downfall, are pride and ambition. His flaws led to his downfall in a number of ways. Firstly, Caesar knew Cassius had a fiery nature- therefore he should of not have trusted him, and saying such men as him (Cassius) are never content when they see better people than them. ...read more.

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This tells you that Caesar had a lot of pride but little ambition even though the conspirators said he had a sufficient amount of ambition for which was the reason they had killed him. Cassius had met his downfall because of two flaws, which are envy and greed. He also was hot tempered, which led to his death at the end. Some of Cassius' flaws are: When Cassius says that all the people in Rome except Caesar would like Brutus to be leader just like Caesar, which is showing his bad temper about Caesar. He also used to complain about Caesar being raised above him and getting all the attention in Rome and tells a story about Caesar getting a fever and how he used to ask for help from him and how Caesar is not better than him showing Cassius' envy. Shakespear indicated through Brutus that many of the conspirators were killing for envy, "Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, to cut the head then hack the limbs - like wrath in death and envy afterwards - For Antony is a limb of Caesar" (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 162 to 165) after suggesting they should kill Mark Antony as well. In the tent scene with Cassius and Brutus, Cassius yells and reveals himself to be hot tempered. ...read more.

Conclusion

Do not consent that Antony speaks in his funeral. Know you how much the people may be moved by that he may utter?" And Brutus replied "By your pardon, I will myself into the pulpit first and show the reason of our Caesar's death"(Act 3, Scene 1, Line 232 to 234 & Line 235 to 237) and after Brutus spoke to the people at the pulpits and persuaded the people that Caesar was bad because he was full of pride and ambition, Antony spoke and persuaded the people that Caesar was good and the fact that Brutus, Cassius and the conspirators were bad and that they should be killed. At the end of the play Brutus commits suicide when he realizes his mistakes. This shows that Brutus had made a stupid mistake in trusting and listening to Cassius and the fact that if he didn't then he would not have been involved in the murder of Julius Caesar and the people of Rome would of liked him. In this essay I have written about how three people who met their downfalls from their flaws or an error in judgment, which they made. I wrote of how three heroes - Julius Caesar, Cassius and Brutus would meet their downfalls for something they believed in or a mistake they made, in brief. I explained how the three heroes met their downfalls in by summarizing their flaws or the error in judgments they made. Abdul Thahir 10A Page:1 ...read more.

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