Corruption In Julius Caesar Research Paper

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Assassinate Caesar Corruptions of power often lead to betrayal. In this play of Shakespeare’s, tragedy is always happening. Competitions arise when people try to take power and rule the country, and these competitions always cause death and tragedy. In the play Julius Caesar, people were trying to limit Caesar’s corruption of power by assassinating him. Political and personal motivations lead Brutus and Cassius to assassinate Caesar. The conspirators wanted to murder Caesar for many reasons, but Cassius wanted to murder Caesar only for his personal reasons. He compared himself to Caesar, and said that Caesar is not better than he is. “ I was born free as Caesar, so were you; We both have fed as well, and we can both Endure the winter’s cold as well as he.” (21). Basically, Cassius was saying that he and Caesar could both survive in the cold winter, which means he as strong as Caesar is. According to his words, we could know how Cassius was jealous of Caesar. He felt that he and Caesar are both common people, and he couldn’t understand how a common person just like him became the king. He also exaggerated how hard his life would be under Caesar’s control. “ I had as lief not be as live to be in awe of such a thing as I myself.” (19-21). Cassius would rather die, than to live under Caesar’s control. He couldn’t accept…show more content…
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

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