please answer the questions below according to the play Julius Caesar How was Caesar a leader who puts first things first? How was Antony a leader who puts first things first? How was Brutus a...
How was Caesar a leader who puts first things first?
How was Antony a leader who puts first things first?
How was Brutus a leader who puts first things first?
How was Cassius a leader who puts first things first?
I want a characterestic for each character. Write two senetences about this characteristic.
Cassius does not have the good of Rome at heart:
In the seduction scene of Act I, Cassius lures Brutus to his side, compelling Brutus to feel that Caesar is covetous of too much power. Clearly, his envy of Caesar is apparent as he tells Casca, "Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius" (I,iii,90).
After relating to Brutus the physical weakness of Caesar who falls in the street with a seizure, and who needed Cassius's help as they swam, Cassius complains that he rescued Caesar but
...this man/ Is now become a god, and Cassius is/A wretched creature, and must bend his body/If Caesar carelessly but nod on him. (I,ii,115-118)
Even Caesar recognizes the envy of Cassius:
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;/He thinks too much: such men are dangerous
Later in the play, however, the cold-hearted and envious Cassius does advise Brutus well regarding their battles. Unfortunately--ironically--Brutus does not follow his advice when he should.
- Caesar - He puts Rome first. He refuses to let the people make him king three times. (This changes, however, as the play progresses).
- Antony - Puts his friendship for Caesar first. He pretends to be on the side of Brutus to protect himself, but gives that awesome speech towards the end of the play - "Friends, Romans and countrymen" - which causes the crowd to revolt against Caesar's killers.
- Brutus - Puts Rome first. Although he is a good friend to Caesar, he believes in the republic more and fears that Caesar will become a dictator.
- Cassius - Puts himself first. He is a true politician. He fears Caesar because Caesar has become too powerful.
Read an analysis of the play right here on enotes (see link).
You asked for something additional for Cassius. I am assuming you are looking for something positive, to put it in the same light as the others -- hard to do, since he is the villain. How about this: Cassius - He puts Rome first. He believes he is doing the right thing for Rome by calling for Caesar's death because Caesar as dictator would not be good for Rome. Rome should remain a republic.
How is that?