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).
Caesar most likely would have become one of the most prosperous leaders of Rome. If Antony was also killed like Cassius wanted I believe Cassius would have started a rise to power that would lead to everything he said he was trying to prevent. Overall Cassius did more bad then good he manipulated his friends, allies he killed someone he said he loved, he lied to get revenge, and he killed out of greed. Brutus said he asked for money from Cassius to pay for his troops when you are about to go to war you do not help pay for an allies troops when they need it. You also don’t lash out and say you are better than your ally when you should be planning for the pressing battle.
Brutus uses pathos in order to pull on the emotions of the crowd, so many of the people can believe that killing Caesar was the right thing to do. “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead,to live all free men?” As Brutus says this in his speech he is trying to appeal to the emotions of the people who don’t agree with killing Caesar. When he says this he wants to make it sound as if it would be Roman-like to kill him, which could gain the attention of some of the crowd. “Who here is so vile that will not love his country?”
But I saw the pain and difficulty it caused Brutus, to even think about killing Caesar. For when Cassius was persuading Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar, Brutus said " I do fear for the people Choose Caesar for their king... Cassius, yet I love him well" (JC. I. 2. 85-89). Brutus felt that if Caesar had been given power he would act irrationally and would only look after his own welfare.
In the play of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus and Mark Antony both write and deliver their own speeches after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar was assassinated for the poor leader he seemed to be to the senators of Rome. Therefor Brutus delivered his speech first and loved Caesar but he loved Rome than he did Caesar. But in Mark Antony 's speech did not agree with Brutus because Antony loved Caesar more than he did Rome he also respected what Caesar was trying to do for Rome that others did not see. The speech of Mark Antony made the people of Rome feel frightened due to the reason he was assassinated.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848).
After the assassination of Julius Caesar in, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, two men come before the people of Rome with much to say. Those two men are Brutus and Mark Antony. Even though a these men 's speeches have come after the same terribly tragedy they both have very different things to say. Rome was being torn between two sides of a dispute, to forgive the murder of Julius or destroy him. Brutus was a man who honestly believed that by killing Julius Caesar he was doing right by the people of Rome.
His death was not the only death caused by a pride of some sort that ignored a warning or law, which can be known as hubris. A majority of the main characters were guilty of hubris. One character guilty of hubris was Julius Caesar. Although he was not prideful, because of Cassius and Brutus’ pride, he ended up getting murdered. He did, however, not follow a very clear warning: “Beware the Ides of March,” (I, ii, 18).
If it were for the good of your country would you be able to kill your best friend? This Essay is about what could happen if this came into play, and what characteristics, it would take to do it. Caesar and Brutus lived through this, well Brutus died. Brutus and Caesar are very different people, which is why their friendship worked. At the same time they were very different, One was inverted and the other is extroverted, Their motivations differ as in power or respect.
The society in this book seemed to be the type that followed the rules or if you didn’t the worst things were going to happen to you. Everybody makes mistake and they try to learn and move on from them but killing someone intentionally would stick with that person forever and they would never be the same. Therefore, some people debate on whether he was completely out of place for killing Beatty or did the best thing for society. Although Montag killed Beatty, many people debate over whether it was the right thing to do or not.
In the story, “Killing Caesar,” by Jon Herman, different viewpoints are shown towards how others see Caesar as a leader. “To the people, Caesar was more god than man,” and, “He was too dangerous and tyranny must not stand,” show the two viewpoints: a tyrant or a hero. Julius Caesar is better known as a hero, even after some negative things he did. Caesar had great power as a ruler and had many achievements in Rome. He improved the life for each individual and proved to be a hero by has actions.
In life, problems arise frequently. With problems one has to make decisions that are hard to make. It is difficult to find the right decision that will be best for everyone but it is not what the heart is wanting. Brutus, Cassius, and the conspirators have a big decision to kill Caesar or not to kill Caesar. Cassius knows in his head what he must do for Rome and himself.
Every story has either hero or a tragic hero. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout was the hero. In the movie The Longest Ride, Ira Levinson (played by Alan Alda) was the tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character in a story that is a protagonist whose poor decisions lead to their downfall. William Shakespeare was famous for not only writing plays but also tragic plays.