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What do we learn about the characters of Cassius and Brutus in these scenes, and how does their behaviour change from one scene to the next?

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GCSE Julius Caesar

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JULIUS CAESAR COUSEWORK ESSAY

What do we learn about the characters of Cassius and Brutus in these scenes, and how does their behaviour change from one scene to the next?

Julius Caesar is set in 44 BC were Rome was a republic. Roman influence had spread beyond Italy and through the Mediterranean and some of North Africa and also parts of Germany, Belgium and Britain. Rome was governed by a senate. The main objective of all this meant that not one person was solely in charge and had absolute power and were king like.

Marcus Brutus is the most complex character in this play. Brutus is one of the men who assassinate Caesar in the senate. Brutus is complex, because he does not just kill Caesar for greed, envy or to preserve his social position like so many of the other conspirators. This Brutus makes very clear in his speech in act III, scene II (lines 12-76), where

he explains his actions for being the good of Rome. Unlike the other conspirators, Brutus is in fact a dear friend of Caesar's but kills his ally not for who he is, but what he could

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