Julius Caesar Rising Action Essay

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare, and is based upon the assassination of the Roman leader Julius Caesar. There are three tragic heroes in the play that hold very important roles during the rising action, climax, and falling action. The rising action of the story is when the conspirators kill Caesar and then run all around the surrounding area with his bloods on their hands and swords. Marc Antony’s speech, where he turns his listeners against Brutus and the conspirators, is the climax of the play because that is when all of the action happens. The falling action is considered to be the battle between Brutus’ army and Antony’s army, as well as the suicidal deaths of Brutus and Cassius. The play is filled with…show more content…
It is evident that he does not hold as much influence over Brutus as he would like when the stoic man denies Cassius’ request to murder Marc Antony when they stab Caesar to death by saying “For Antony is but a limb of Caesar. Let us be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius [Cassius].” (2.1.172-173) Further on in the play it becomes clear that Cassius was right to be worried about Antony’s influence over the situation, but because Cassius lacked control he just went along with what Brutus decided. As a Roman senator he holds more influence over the people than some, but relies too heavily on Brutus in order to get his own way. This is shown when he uses flattery to convince Brutus that Caesar is a threat, concluding his argument with “I’m glad that my weak words have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus.” (1.2.176-177). From this one can conclude that Cassius is a manipulative and power-hungry individual. From the evidence displayed above we can conclude that Cassius’ most tragic flaw was that he was unable to convince Brutus is key moments and was way too dependent on Brutus. His

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