Julius Caesar Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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What are the leadership strengths and weaknesses of Caesar, Antony, Brutus, and Cassius?

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In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Caesar is a strong leader—very wise, a great strategist, and a valiant soldier who inspires respect. Caesar is not good about taking advice from others. For instance, on the Ides of March, Caesar's wife and the priests tell him he should not go out, but he allows Decius (secretly his enemy) to appeal to his ego so that Caesar goes anyway. Caesar expresses his conviction that he is always right—he is never wrong without good purpose, and he cannot be swayed to change his mind. This inflexibility does not endear him some people, like Cassius, Cinna, Metellus, Casca, and Decius—his murderers—who have asked him to free Publius Cimber.

CAESAR:

But I am constant as the northern star,

Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality

There is no fellow in the firmament…

But there's but one in all doth hold his place.

So in the world, 'tis furnish'd...

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