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basitaowns | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM via web

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What would be a good thesis for The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to show what Brutus seemed to suggest about the human desire for power (as a theme)? 

This what I came up with. Thesis: In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marcus Brutus, demonstrates a kind of a person who can go against his friend not because he hates you, but because he loves his country more.

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted March 25, 2012 at 7:30 AM (Answer #1)

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Possible Thesis statements:

In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus demonstrates a love for his country even at the expense of killing his friend Caesar. 

In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus kills his friend Caesar due to his greater love for his country.

In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus demonstrates his love for his country by protecting it against his friend Caesar who become overly ambitious. 

In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus risks his life to end the power of his friend Caesar who had become overly ambitious. 

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