“Death is not the greatest loss in life.The greatest loss is what dies while still alive.” This quote by 2pac relates to the tragedy of Julius Caesar.Caesar had so much potential and did many things for Rome. Caesar was murdered for the sole fact that others were afraid of a tyrant running Rome. I think that Caesar did not deserve to be murdered for the fact that he had a different view than other people.
It is astonishing how one man can take away another’s life so quickly and easily. It is alarming how one could argue that the murder of Julius Caesar was a group effort, when there is only one man who is behind this horrific feat of hatred. It is amazing how anyone could think that the killing of our powerful leader-to-be could be justified by any reasoning. Ladies and gentlemen, we are standing in the very same room as the murderer of the great Julius Caesar. May I direct your attention to the man guilty of this crime, Marcus Brutus.
Was Julius Caesar a hero or a villain? Was he greedy for land and money or was he just trying to help the Roman Empire? I believe Julius Caesar was a hero and a reformer because of all the astonishing things he did to help the citizens of the Roman Empire.
Historians may argue that Julius Caesar helped rome to make it better and stronger for the people. While this might be true this is misleading because all of Julius Caesar's good actions like giving people more jobs,but it just covered up his worse actions that hurt rome. Also Julius Caesar was named a awful man throughout history from not persevering in hard situations, hurting not helping rome, and doing things for himself.
And while Brutus did work in part with other conspirators, which eventually led to him killing Caesar, he did it for a more morally sound reason which was that Caesar was going to cause the downfall of Rome because he was too ambitious, which is ironic because Caesar's death led to a string of unfit leaders, and civil unrest that eventually led to the downfall of the roman empire. Brutus was also focused on preventing corruption. “The name of Cassius honors this corruption,/ And chastisement doth therefore hide his head (IV.iii.15-6)...Remember March, the ides of March remember./ Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake” (IV.iii.18-9). But in the end, Brutus felt he had not made an honorable use of Caesar’s death and realized he made a mistake so he took his own life, and unlike Cassius, he died an honorable death for honorable reasons. “This was the noblest Roman of them all./ All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did in envy of great Caesar./ He only in a general honest thought/ And common good to all, made one of them”
Was Caesar really a bad man? He had great qualities to be a leader, but the conspirators had a great reason to kill Caesar. He was also was a very bad man. He would kill all people that would disagree with him, was a terrible leader, and weak. He was a terrible leader because he was not going to go to the traditional race at the festival of Lupercal. The only reason he was not going to go is because a soothsayer told him to beware the ides of March, March fifteenth to be specific.
Caesar contained few characteristics of a tragic hero compared to Brutus. “I rather tell what is to be feared than what I fear; / For always I am Caesar” (Shakespeare I.2.211-212). Caesar, like Brutus, is hubris and thinks fondly of himself. Caesar, so far, only expresses one tragic hero quality. This does not necessarily mean he cannot be a tragic hero. Only having one characteristic just means a character with more tragic hero qualities would be a greater bet.
Politicians grew envious of his power. The senate thought he had too much power, and thought his rule was beginning to resemble the style of a king's (Biography.com editor). He was very clemency, and impatient, which were not safe for his security (Toynbee). His death included about sixty senators. Even though almost all the senate members were in on his death, but Marcus Junius Brutus was the most surprising member of the group (History.com Staff). They were former enemies but then were in the senate together (Biography.com editor). It was first Cassius Longinus’s idea to assassinate Caesar, and others started to join. He was naive to think that his assassination was not near because the other senators disliked him greatly. The first to stab him was Servilius Casca, and others soon joined in. (History.com Staff). Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, in 44 B.C. on the steps of the senate. The Ides of March is the middle of the month, which happened to be the 17th. The last thing he said before he died was, “Et toi, Brutus?” This translates from French to,”And you, Brutus?” (Toynbee). Brutus was his friend and protege, so to be killed by him was certainly a shock. Julius’s power was left with his adopted son, Octavian. Octavian vowed to assassinate everyone that killed Caesar. Cassius and Brutus forces had been beaten by Octavian's, so they both ended up committing
The noblest Roman of all was Brutus for many reasons. In many cases Brutus would rather chose death over a life with no honor. He claimed all the traits honor; integrity, decency, morality, and rectitude. His decision to kill Caesar was not based on his own views or the views and beliefs of others he made his decision on which would be best for rome and for its people. Brutus was a gentle and honest man who killed caesar for the right reasons and not just so he would have a greater shot at becoming the king of rome. He would have rather watched himself die a thousand deaths than to watch his city in peril.
To lead means to “be in charge or command of”. To run a large city like Rome, the citizens need someone like Brutus to “take charge” or “command”. To be a good leader means to have courage, integrity, and kindness. Brutus was the most pleasing leader of all the men. He showed great acts of leadership throughout the duration of his life and thought of others rather than himself.
Who was Julius Caesar was he a hero or a villain? Julius Caesar was a hero to many plebeians because he made many great accomplishments of the government , Rome, and for the poor. Some people might think he was a villain, but some people think differently.
Julius Caesar was the Dictator of Rome in 42 BC who accomplished many things. Many people believed that he was a hero, but Julius Caesar was a very ambitious dictator and was more of a villain than a hero. Julius Caesar was a villain because he didn’t think first before doing something, he forced the Senate to name him dictator for life and he also was a glory hound and put his needs before the republic.
Julius Caesar, is a play based on the true events that occurred in Roman history. The play follows the fictional lives of Caesar and his people leading up to, and after his assassination. Several characters can be labeled as both villainous and heroic at different points in the play due to their actions, however, this does not apply to the character of Marcus Junius Brutus, who remains a hero through the entire play. Brutus is a hero for several reasons, The first reason Brutus is considered to be a hero is because he continuously stands up for what he believes in. Secondly, it is clear that Brutus is a hero because he kills himself as a sacrifice to the roman public. Finally, the third reason that Brutus is a hero is because he process several heroic qualities and attributed unlike the other conspirators and characters in the play. Therefore, it is clear that despite different opinions regarding the character of Brutus he is the hero of Julius Caesar. (7 sentences) 168
At only nineteen, he had his own army and freed the Republic and made himself ruler. He executed many wars throughout his lifetime and “when victorious [he] spared all citizens who sought pardon.” He did this because he wasn’t seeking to kill innocent people. He wanted to have a strong, peaceful empire. His victories allowed him to restore peace to Gallic and Spanish provinces and also to the Alps, which no other roman had been able to do. This proved his worthiness to being ruler by justifying his abilities to provide for and protect his empire. Since the Romans did not like that title of king, “he received the title Augustus by decree of the senate.” During his reign, Caesar accomplish countless things, which is why he is still talked highly about to this day. He repaired the conduits of aqueducts, dozens of temples, and completed the Julian forum and the basilica. He did these things because, like Qin, he loved and truly cared about his empire and wanted to see it flourish and restored; not broken and destroyed. His political authority grew stronger as the years went on therefore, he “attained supreme power by universal consent.” He did this by gaining the peoples respect. The people loved him so much that gave him the title of “father of the country.” Which showed how much they truly adored
Murder is the unlawful planned out killing of one human being by another, which in society is seen as an action that is morally incorrect and should not be done; yet can this act under any circumstance ever be justified? In the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar, a group of conspirators are against Caesar's rise in power and popularity, so they assassinate him to prevent Cesar from ascending greatly in power and becoming a tyrant. Even though the conspirators had the “good of Rome” in their intentions, Caesar's murder was not justified. Caesar was murdered under the pretext that he was gaining too much support and would eventually become a danger, and his “ambitious” behavior. Therefore, Caesar was murdered out of jealousy, morally incorrect