Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Act 2

Where does the theme power appear in act 2? who is concerned about the idea of power and why? Need eveidence and examples from the play.

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In Act II, Scene II. we find that Brutus, contrary to the way he tries to present himself, is a vain man, easily manipulated by Cassius. Cassius first compares Brutus to Caesar by comparing their names, and subsequently tells Brutus he represents the best qualities of Caesar without the flaws. Next, Cassius drafts letters to Brutus which he has Cinna deliver by tossing them through the window or leaving them where Brutus will find them. Brutus' fatal flaw is revealed when he interprets the first letter he receives according to his personal bias. Brutus misconstrues the letter's meaning to fulfill his desire for power.