In Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, what are Brutus' internal and external conflicts?
In the play Julius Caesar, Brutus has many struggles – both internal and external. As for internal struggles, he is very divided. On the one hand, he genuinely loves Caesar. From a historical perspective, Caesar has been kind to Brutus. Caesar even pardoned him when he fought against him. In other words, Brutus has experienced Caesar's famous clementia. On the other hand, Brutus is beginning to believe that Caesar is a tyrant, which means that he has to do something to defend Rome. Another struggle concerns Brutus’ family lineage. He is...
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