"Julius Caesar"

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"Julius Caesar" has started out with many unpredictable characters. At one time you can suspect that a character will do one thing and do the exact opposite. The characters in this story are very incompatible. They play one role and then can turn around and play the contrary type of character. Julius Caesar is a play which has many conflicting characters which can be positively looked at or negatively looked at.

Caesar is a character in this story who I do like. Caesar is very powerful and has done many things to better Rome. Rome was a tough place to rule for Caesar. But he always tried to please the people. Caesar is very high in social status. At this point he is a dictator not a king. When Caesar is offered the crown he denies it three times. Caesar feels it is better for Rome, even though he always wanted the crown.

Another thing Caesar is liked for is his sense of leadership and his particular decision-making. People respect Caesar because some people are scared of him because of his greatness, but most just give him credit for being their leader for so long. If there was any reason not to like Caesar it would be because he acts smug at some times, and also seems very self- centered at times as well. This is a quote that would show his egocentricity:

-"I am the North Star and all other stars revolve around me." But in all Caesar, to me, is seen in a positive way.

Another character who I like is Caesar's good friend and colleague, Mark Antony. Mark Antony is seen by the conspirators as "just a limb of Caesar." But he is so much more. Antony, at Caesar's corpse after being stabbed,