In class, we studied the Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar. We studied the techniques and looked at the characters. All of them had different traits and personalities but most of them are bent on killing Caesar. The most corrupt character in the play would be Cassius.
Cassius is the ringleader of the conspirators. He is the first person to be against Caesar once he comes to power and fame. He is jealous of Caesar’s power and he wants to get rid of him.
In Act I, Cassius convinces Caesar’s friend Brutus, that Caesar is power hungry and he must be killed. Brutus joins the plot not because he hates Caesar, but because he believes it is for the good of Rome. Cassius however, will kill Caesar only out of spite and hate.
After Caesar is killed, Brutus and Cassius flee Rome and amass their own army. While together, they have a minor argument about their thoughts about Caesar but resettle after.
In Act V, the battle between Brutus’ and Cassius’ forces and Octavius’ and Antony’s forces is waged. When Cassius sees that his forces are overrun, Cassius commits suicide and redeems himself for killing Caesar
Cassius is an ambitious character that is jealous of Caesar’s power and wants to kill him. He deceives the other senators and bends them to his will. When his job is done, he flees Rome with cowardice. I believe that Cassius is the most corrupt and evil person in the play.