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Ron Kim Julius Caesar Essay In a play by Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Caesar ends up being betrayed by his closest companions. One of these companions was Brutus, Caesar’s best friend. Brutus, not only does he help in planning to kill Caesar, he becomes one of the leading conspirers. A Greek tragedy written many years earlier, Oedipus Rex, the king of Thebes, also is taken down from his position of power when he finds out the horrid truth about himself and his family. Julius Caesar and Oedipus Rex have many commonalities ranging from characters to themes to motifs. After winning a battle in Spain, Julius Caesar is offered the crown and throne of Rome. Despite him repeatedly rejecting these offers, in his mind, he still considers himself superior to others in Rome. He is filled with hubris, the element of pride. In Oedipus Rex, the king, Oedipus possesses excessive pride as well. He was blinded by his own pride to see that he had killed his father and married his own mother just like the prophet had said.
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