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One of the most interesting aspects of studying Shakespeare is that he does not contend with just one aspect of any given problem in a drama.
Studying the variations of the concept of loyalty within his different plays will always bring a unique disposition to one particular aspect, coming from varied angles. The negative factors of courage and strength and some unique settlements that come through them have been looked into in several other plays. For instance, “Romeo and Juliet” is one play that focuses on that unique interaction.
Many factors are involved in the variation, and in “Julius Caesar,” this issue is handled through separate versions of loyalty and regard for social justice. The contest of loyalty to self, as opposed to loyalty to others, becomes a very prominent part of the entire play.
The ending deals with the meeting of justice and the concern for popular welfare. “Julius Caesar” is thus a play that works through the layers of loyalty and support brought through the different aspects of clear motivation (coming from Mark Antony) to others who have opposed Caesar in favor of loyalty to their cause. However, transformation and mutation are also several causes in the play.
As the play move,s, there are changes in people’s motives and actions.
All these come in context with the determination of the signs and issues that construct the whole drama. The later part of the drama asks questions on Antony’s part and whether his drives have been motivated through dissuasion towards his ambitions or in assuagement to seek personal grief while taking vengeance. Fac’s final speech is similar to Bruass’ rhetoric that followed Caesar’s murder.
This also shows how Antony’s mark of transformation takes place throughout the play. Again, in Cassius’s case, loyalty and support shift towards Brutus and Titinius by the end of the play. The play, in its historical structure, is thus observation of the changing themes and patterns of human behavior and different aspects of the tilt of loyalty and support seen with the altering phases of time.
Brutus’ pattern again lies somewhere between that of Antony and Cassius.
He is seemingly ardent at the beginning but then alters through the vicious corners of flattery. However, he develops the strength of his new sense of loyalty to his new comrades and somehow acknowledges the guilt he has indulged in. He drops to the bottom in several ways and then rises through self-recognition.