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In your opinion who was the noblest Roman of them all? Examine the ways treachery and deceit are shown in Julius Caesar.

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Rough Essay. In your opinion who was the noblest Roman of them all? Examine the ways treachery and deceit are shown in Julius Caesar. In this essay I am going to examine how each of the characters in Julius Caesar were noble or not noble in the things they did and decide who is the most noble as well as examining the ways treachery and deceit are shown in the play. Firstly Julius Caesar. We know Caesar is a good leader and fighter in battle because everybody comes out to see his return at the start of the play and they say "What conquest brings him home" that quote suggests he has made many conquests which was considered noble in Roman times. ...read more.

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Brutus though did eventually lose the final battle at the end so he wasn't a good fighter like Caesar was so he wasn't noble in that way. Cassius not only killed Caesar for the good of Rome but also persuaded Caesars friend Brutus to help with the killing so he was being noble to his country because the people of Rome didn't want a king and doing what was best for your country is noble. But like Brutus, Cassius lost the final battle "Guide thou sword. [Pindarus thrusts him through]" losing battles in Roman times shows that you weren't a good fighter which was not noble although they did kill themselves in a noble way, they ran onto a sword that was held by somebody so it was an assisted suicide which was the noble to way to kill yourself.. Next Mark Anthony. ...read more.

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In Brutus' speech Brutus is trying to persuade the audience to believe him that he murdered Caesar for Rome and not for just his own power "I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more" wear as Mark Anthony was winning the publics support showing them the stabs in Caesar's clothes and telling them that Brutus betrayed Caesar "well-beloved Brutus stabbed". He was turning the public against Brutus and the other conspirators. Mark Anthony's speech persuaded the public better because he used lots of rhetorical questions and said things in groups of three whereas Brutus' speech contained none of these things. I personally think that Cassius was the noblest Roman because he lost the battle he killed Caesar and also he persuaded Brutus to kill Caesar because he wanted the best for Rome which I think is very noble. ...read more.

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