Julius Caesar Patriotism Essay

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Within the play one of the most profound themes which resonates throughout is the portrayal of patriotism (specifically patriotism shown to the Roman Empire or Republic). This deep patriotism is shown throughout the book and by this idea characters such as Marc Antony and Cassius were able to persuade other characters within the story to gain support for their cause. For Cassius, patriotism or the idea of a failing Roman Republic and the need to save it, is used in his plot to induce Brutus, a respectable person within Rome, to join his ranks with other conspirators to bring down Julius Caesar. This is shown in lines from Act I scene II were in conversing with Brutus he says quote, “..Age, thou art shamed! Rome, thou hast lost the breed of…show more content…
He in fact in a few lines before states and I quote, “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates : The fault dear Brutus is not our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings.” He further induces skeptical Brutus to his cause by using flattering words to compliment his image greater than that of Caesar and by even telling of a story earlier were he himself had to save Caesar from death. These are shown in the lines quote, “Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that name Caesar? Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; sound them, it doth become the mouth as well, weigh them it is heavy; conjure with’em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar..” and “..Caesar cried ‘Help me, Cassius, or I sink!’ I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor, Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder the old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar.” Brutus being thus

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