regarded as responsible for their own actions, as Cassius says to Brutus:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not
in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
(The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, line 231-232)
What Cassius is saying to Brutus is that he feels that we all needs to be responsible for our own
actions as to why Julius Caesar ends up being assassinated. It was felt that he needed to be killed to
prevent him from doing anything more against the people of Rome if he was ever crowned.
Characteristics of Renaissance Literature
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Discuss how a particular hero in one work we read thus far teaches us something fundamental
about achieving greatness in our fallen world.
Who could behold his greatness without envy? Now what a black sea of terror has overwhelmed