Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well.
Take Pompey for example, he threatened his power and Caesar not only went and killed him but also his sons. Some people may or may not know this but Caesar’s daughter, Julia Caesar, was married to Pompey and so him and Caesar were related. In Act I Scene ii he says to Antony that Cassius has a “lean and hungry look.” This goes to show that Caesar doesn’t trust some people even by the looks of them. If Caesar were to take power this idea might get the best of him and there’s no telling how many people he would have disposed of just because it looked like Caesar couldn’t trust them. This is another example of ethos and is talking about Caesar and how he views different
Two big conspirators of his death were Brutus and Cassius. Firstly Brutus one of the conspirators was a very big part in the death of Julius. If Brutus did not convince Caesar to go to the senate that day as in document C he would not have gone. But Brutus who was said to be Caesar 's friend in Doc C wanted him to stop so Brutus himself could gain power. Cassius the other big conspirator openly expressed his hatred.
They would consider him a bad man because he would have done so many bad things if he were crowned at the ceremony. The conspirators make this plan so that Caesar does not get crowned. They were scared that he would become a dictator, if this were to happen he would have been a harsh and strict as a ruler. The conspirators were all ready to assassinate Caesar because they did not want the horrible dictatorship. Regardless of the personal motives, the decision was ultimately better for Rome than what it would have been with Caesar in ruling over Rome.
Julius Caesar is a great tragedy written by William Shakespeare that showed the great flaws in people and nations. Everyone in the play had a flaw or a hamartia such as cowardice, manipulation, or betrayal. But, everyone also has their strengths such as power and leadership. Caesar was a key character, even though he didn't appear through the whole play, but he betrayed his way into power. When Caesar first started to get power with three other people but he killed one of them to get the solo power of Rome.
Brutus is the most despicable character in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar The terrible Brutus caused a war making chaos and disruption in the city of Rome some had lost their prized possession even their stores. “Et Tu Brute” (3.2. 75-80) Caesar was amazed that Brutus is in the assassination. Antony calls Brutus an honorable man, using the phrase honorable man in a bad way. He tries to convince people that what was done is good.
There are two characters in the play who killed Caesar for different purposes: one for the good of himself, one for the good of others. Shakespeare criticized selfish people in society by comparing Brutus with Cassius. Cassius murdered Caesar for his own personal benefit; he didn’t consider the happiness of the citizens and brought a destructive civil war. On the other hand, Brutus is a noble man; he considered the happiness of others and tried to save Rome from being ruled by a dictator. According to the play, we should have more concern on others and consider the group
The conspirators took matters into their own hands by killing Caesar so his powers decreased. The conspiracy contained many important individuals including Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus. Cassius got Brutus’s assistance by persuading him to join. At the end of William Shakespeare 's play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” Caesar was killed by the conspirators at the Senate and later on some of the conspirators died. Although Caesar’s death is very controversial, this event was going to be necessary for the future.
The reason why I think this is because he is a very selfish person. Cassius couldn’t even bare himself to commit suicide, he had to have someone else stab him. Also the main reason why he didn’t like Caesar in the first place was because he didn’t understand why Caesar got to be king over anyone else. Cassius is also very manipulative, he basically uses Brutus’ good for bad and turns him into a bad person a little bit. Though if I had to choose from Brutus and Cassius I would have to say the Brutus is my favorite.