Friday, March 21, 2014


Wow, I have officially gone 5 days without a post. (That's terrible, I know). This last week before spring break has not been kind to me, and I just haven't had the energy or time to make a quality post. Fortunately, I am leaving for San Francisco tomorrow and I will have plenty to blog about while I'm there. So there are some quality posts coming that I'm super excited about! Very sorry again! Xoxo, Kyla 

1 comment:

  1. Brutus is the Most Dynamic Character
    While the play is actually called "Julius Caesar," it may as well have been called "Brutus." Julius Caesar was a great senator and military general, but it is Brutus who the play is mostly concerned with. At the beginning of the play, it seems as if Julius Caesar and Brutus are dear friends and would never harm each other, but we all know that this is obviously not the case. Brutus is worried that if Caesar is to become King, the republic would be overturned. They (Brutus and Cassius) believe that Caesar is treated more like a god, even though he is just a man.
    When Brutus finds the letters from Roman citizens that were actually planted there by Cassius, Brutus decides that Caesar cannot become a dictator and lead Rome by himself. At this point in the play, he decides that Caesar needs to be executed before Rome is led into a state of chaos. By the end of Act 3, Julius Caesar is dead; with Brutus, one of Caesar's best friends, one of the men who repeatedly stabs him to death. Brutus not only plans the murder, but takes action in it too.
    During Julius Caesar's funeral, Brutus speaks and explains to Rome that "he loved Caesar, but he loves Rome more" and that Julius Caesar was a threat the to Rome. The citizens do not take kindly to this kind of talk of their former leader and drive Brutus and Caesar out of the city. Skipping ahead to the end of the play, there is a battle where Brutus and Cassius' troops are defeated. Brutus tells one of his own men to hold out his own sword so that he can impale himself on it. Brutus genuinely believed that he was acting with Rome's best interest in mind. Throughout the play, Brutus, the most dynamic character, goes from a best friend, to a conspirator, to a murderer, to an exile, and finally, a victim of suicide.