Julius Caesar

Act 4, Scene 2

In scene 2, we see not only problems with the new triumvirate, but problems among the conspirators. Why has the writer put these scenes right nect to each other?

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This scene illustrates the volatile nature of the battle. On one hand, you have those willing to revenge Caesar whatever the cost. They share a common bond on the basis that their leader was murdered in cold blood..... something that could not be tolerated. The arguing of the conspirators gives us a glimpse of their emotional states. Brutus becomes cold and unfeeling, he can't even properly respond to the death of his wife. He is haunted by the role he's played and yet firm in his resolve. Cassius, on the other hand, is grasping at straws. He initiated Caesar's murder and desired glory for himself. He believed himself capable of leading the army, which led him to once again argur with Brutus. In this scene, we can see that while Caesar's avenders are united...... the conspirators have fallen apart. Their unity has been destroyed. This is a testament to the old phrase, "United we stand, divided we fall."