“Everyone dies, it’s just that some need a little help.” –Samuel Imlig. Although this quote is true, this quote does not apply to the situation with Caesar’s death. Caesar was murdered. He was stabbed repeatedly in the back by his former friends and allies until he drew his last shaking breath.
Even after the senators got what they wanted and killed him the aftermath didn’t go their way. With the aftermath the community was plunged into chaos. Julius Caesar should not have been stabbed because he was loved by many and he was stabbed for wrong reasons. Caesar was beloved by many people. At Caesar's funeral the people of Rome turned against the senators.
There were many deaths in the book “Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare. Every death or suicide in this book didn’t happen without a strong reason to back them up. Some people were very brave and selfless people, other characters in this book were very selfish people who only thought about themselves, and for those people it ended very badly. There were three main people that come to mind instantly when I think of deaths in this play, Julius Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus. These three characters are the ones that will be talked about during this essay. Julius Caesar of course will be the first to be talked about.
Even though Brutus kills with the intent of helping the people, many are focused on the aspect that Caesar is the ruler of Rome and no one should kill him- especially his best friend. As Caesar is stabbed, Caesar looks his best friend as says, “Et tu, Brute?” (3.1.77). Caesar is heartbroken to see his best friend is willing to kill him. The idea of a man killing his best friend influences people’s mind to view Brutus as a traitor.
44BC Julius Caesar was killed by people who thought he did not make right decisions. In 44 BC, Caesar was murdered by those politicians who feared that he was too obsessed with his own importance. His murder took place at the Senate House in Rome. After his murder, Rome was divided as to whether it was a good thing or not.
In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the person most responsible for the death of Julius Caesar is Cassius, he started the conspiracy and developed the plan of how to manipulate and convince Brutus to kill Caesar and lead Rome. While it may look like Brutus was the one responsible for his death, it was Cassius who made him think that he needed to that by slipping fake letters into his room. Cassius began the rebellion against Caesar, and then developed a plan to make Brutus think he need to kill Caesar and become the leader, and finally as well as the other conspirators, Cassius contributed to stabbing Caesar. TS 1: in the beginning of the story we are introduced to the conspirators, who are lead by Cassius and we discover that they are determined to destroy Caesar. In the beginning of the play Cassius is trying to convince Brutus that there is nothing special about Caesar, he is “Like a Colossus, and [they] petty men Walk under his huge legs”(I, II, 137).
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.
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).
In the song” Fixer-Upper” from Disney’s 2013 Frozen, one line stands out: “People make bad choices if they’re mad or scared or stressed” (Becke and Lopez). Brutus truly worried for the future of Rome, and he acted on that. Some may call him a traitor, because he did directly murder Caesar, without consulting other options, and his stab was “the most unkindest of them all.” However, in that Brutus “killed not thee with half so good a will” (Crowther) as he killed himself, Brutus can only be called a patriot.
Oscar Wilde once said that “a thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” This statement proved to be true in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Caesar was well loved by the people of Rome until, one day when, Cassius and Brutus decided he would be dangerous to Rome and killed him. In the play, we see a struggle between Brutus as he stands in the middle of the cross fire undecided of killing Caesar or not. We also see Cassius trying to convince Brutus to take action against Caesar later leading to Brutus trying to convince himself Caesar must die.
In public, Caesar was the leader Rome had always wished for, a strong, valliant man that would let nothing in his way. Consequently, Caesar had a more vulnerable side to him where the reader would be able to see glimpses of throughout the play. Still, Caesar allowed his public self image to take priority in which would eventually lead to his death. Speaking historically, the great Julius Caesar was a people’s leader with a deep hunger for power in which he would do anything to