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Betrayal in Julius Caesar

Act 3 after Caesar is killed . His friend Mark Anthony acts as though he is betraying Caesar , in to take his later revenge . When he first arrives at the murder scene , he shakes hands with all of the conspirators that have killed Caesar , even though their hands are covered with blood . He then comments , Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death to see thy Anthony making his piece , shaking the bloody fingers of thy foes , most noble ! In the presence of thy corpse (Act 3 , Scene 1 . He is actually

speaking to the spirit of Caesar

Anthony plays this part of fake betrayal to Caesar , continuing by agreeing to Brutus that he will not say anything bad about him after Brutus gets done speaking at the funeral of Caesar . Yet , the true betrayal happens when Anthony begins to discount everything Brutus has just said to the citizens , and he turns the citizens against Brutus and the other conspirators . The citizens become enraged as they feel that their leader , Caesar has been betrayed by the killers

The last example of betrayal can be seen as family betrays family . In Act 5 , there is a conversation between Lepidus , Octavius , and Mark Anthony . The first family betrayal is when Lepidus consents to have his brother killed along with the other conspirators . Octavius asks Lepidus your brother too must die consent you Lepidus ' to which Lepidus answers , I do consent (Act 5 , Scene 1 . The next family betrayal is when Mark Anthony then agrees that his sister 's son , Publius will be killed too . Anthony replies without hesitation , He shall not live look with a spot I damn him (Act 5 , Scene 1

There are other examples of betrayal in Julius Caesar , but betrayal is a concept that the whole story is...

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