At the enemy you should look
Find their plans you must
Leave soon I shall
Now, quickly go!
Pindarus, higher on the hill you shall get
You shall watch Titinius
(Pindarus climbs the hill)
What do you see?
Surrounded Titinius is
Towards him, horsemen ride quickly
Look no more and quickly come
One promise you shall keep
With this good sword, thou shall seek my chest whilst my head is turned
(Pindarus stabs Cassius)
With the same blade that killed thee, Caesar is revenged
Free I now am
So far away I shall run
(Titinius and Messala re-enter)
Tis’ but change, as Brutus overthrew Octavius
And Antony overthrew Cassius
Comfort, Cassius shall feel when he hears this news
Left him, I did with Pindarus
Is that not he?
Not like the living doth he lie
No more Cassius is, and gone now, our day is
This tragedy hath been done through mistrust of my success
Oh error of hate, melancholy’s child
To a happy birth, thou never comest
But the mother that endangered thee, thou kill’st
Go bring Brutus, thou should
And look for Pindarus I shall
Cassius! Misconstrued everything thou hast
Oh Cassius’s sword, find my heart you now will
(Titinius stabs himself)
Caesar Audio Essay
In the play “Julius Caesar,” Cassius shows many different personalities within a short amount of time. For example,
in scene 5 act 3, Cassius gives off an emotion never before seen in the play; he threatens to commit suicide and does do it.
Cassius thought Titinius was being captured but in reality only greeting Brutus’s troops and Cassius construes what
he sees and lets his emotions take control of his logical reasoning and decisions. Cassius also shows another side to him
when he carries out the suicide, Cassius tells his own slave to kill him, which is the lowest case of Roman honor and nobility.
Cassius shows that he can lose control of his emotions easily which leads to careless decisions. Cassius goes from a scheming,
duplicitous, and power-hungry assassin to somewhat of a pusillanimous child during the last parts of the play and also when
he argues with Brutus. The philosophy of Epicurean encourages followers to create their own fates and that is what Cassius
Scene 5 act 3 showed a different side of Cassius. I chose to do the audio on this particular scene because Cassius also shows
several characteristics of a tragic hero. He falls from high to low and suffers from a flaw. This scene shows off a side of
Cassius never seen, he is so fearful of being captured that he lets his slave kill him. The fact that Cassius persuades Brutus
to assassinate Caesar, kills Caesar for greed, flees Rome in fear, and commits suicide cowardly shows that he is one of the
few characters with numerous personalities. This scene was a good cap off of Cassius’s emotions finally destroying him.