Julius Caesar

Julius caeser

In all the chaos of Julius caesar , is there a single voice of reason? If so, who? Please explain the answer citing details from the text.

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I think that this play is special because even the most disruptive characters have reason to their arguments. Even Cassius's reasons to fear Caesar are sound. I think the problem lies in these voices of reason often have ulterior motives once Caesar is killed and the power vacuum begins.

None of the main characters seem particularly reasonable and no one really try to make sense of the conspiracy which ultimately assassinates Caesar on the Ides of March. They all appear to be reasonable - Antony with his "Friends, Romans and Countrymen" speech gives the appearance of being logical and reasonable. The men in the triumvirate appear to want to be reeasonable as they begin to rule the country. Yet, no one can solve the chaos; ultimately Brutus dies and becomes a terribly tragic hero with no ability to be reasonable.