I recently recieved an assessment task on the ways Julius Caesar represents conflicting perspectives.
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The play does present the point of views of different characters through dialogue. Since it's a play, we rely on dialgoue to understand what the characters are thinking. We know from both the heros and villains what they are thinking.
Cassius has a conflicting perspective and he shares it with Brutus. He feels that Caesar has become too ambitious. Cassius fears that Caesar will crown himself king and then all Romans will become slaves to Caesar.
Cassius tries to convince Brutus that Caesar is too ambitious and must be assassinated for the welfare of Rome.
Brutus is in conflict with Caesar's plan as well. He claims that he loves Caesar, but he loves Rome more. He is experiencing a conflicting perspective. While he loves Caesar, he is afraid that Rome will suffer at the hand of Caesar who is becoming overly ambitious.
The conspirators are in conflict with Caesar. They must rid Rome of the powerful Caesar. This decision definitely causes conflict, especially since Brutus truly loves Caesar. In Act 3, Scene 2, Brutus must put aside his feelings and do what is best for Rome:
Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome.
In this statement, Brutus is dealing with a conflicting perspective. He must decide to murder his friend Caesar for the good of Rome. No doubt, Brutus is torn inside. He cares about Caesar but realizes that Caesar has become overly ambitious.
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