The conspirators who had done the deed of killing Caeasar, should not have murderd him because he had not yet done wrong, the action would cause a chain of unfortunate events, and Caesar’s murder would cost many other’s their lives. The conspirators should not have killed Caesar because he had not yet done wrong. He was a proud, power hungry man, who was already almost on the top of the top. Caesar had not done any horrific deeds, and there was hardly any way to tell that he would do anything actually horrible in the future. All that his murderers had against him were their thoughts of what might come, and that is not sufficient to commit a murder.
The least honorable character of Julius Caesar is Decius because he lies to people oftentimes. According to the text, Decius tells Caesar that his wife’s nightmares mean nothing at all and that Caesar should still show up to the Senate. This is very unhonorable, as one should always tell the truth. Based on the text, Decius is the type to lie often. The evidence is showing that the more honorable characters never lie as much as Decius.
While Calpurnia relies more on superstition and signs from the gods to support her assertion, Decius relies on the knowledge that the crown appeals more to Caesar than message from the gods and focuses on a logical argument. Calpurnia states that the reason for her concern is that Caesar’s life may be in danger however this has little appeal to Caesar who does not fear death and knows that his fate lies beyond his hands as seen when he states that ‘Seeing that death, a necessary end/Will come when it will come’ (Shakespeare.II.ii.26-27). Decius, on the other hand, is well aware that Caesar is consumed in his confidence and believes himself to be untouchable. Playing on this Decius re-envisions the dream to make it seem as though Caesar has revived Rome. He also uses a variety of positive diction in addition to a praising tone to appeal to Caesar’s prideful nature using phrases such as ‘smiling Romans,’ ‘great Rome,’ ‘Reviving blood’ and ‘cognizance’ to describe how the dream sees Caesar and his rule to empower the Roman Republic (Shakespeare.II.ii.48-51).
Also, to convince Caesar not to worry about Calpurnia’s dream, Decius assures Caesar that Calpurnia’s dream, "signifies that from [Caesar] great Rome shall suck," and that, “great men shall press,” treasured things into Caesar’s, “reviving blood,”(II:ii:87-88). Decius also uses pathos to manipulate Caesar’s side that wants to prove for Rome. By calling Caesar’s blood, ‘reviving blood,’ Decius is able to grab Caesar’s attention and move his concern away from Calpurnia’s dream and toward more ‘important’ matters. Decius’ use of pathos and flattery, allow him to manipulate Caesar’s pride and
2, 87-88). This consummate deceit is indispensable to the play, because it convinces Caesar to come to the place where his murder took place. Decius interpreted the blood as “reviving blood,” this means the great Roman will learn the resurrection of new blood from his body, which represents the power and strength that people believed in Julius Caesar, thus making Caesar believes that Calpurnia’s dream was nonsense and foolish. Because of the fact that Caesar is overly ambitious, easily flattered, and he wants the crown so badly, he went to the senate and was killed by his conspirators. Without deception, Caesar’s death could’ve easily been averted.
One cannot deny that Caesar does have his moments of arrogance, and, granted, he is quickly gaining control over Rome. However, many of the qualities that are contributing to his negative portrayal, as well as calling upon for his murder, are exclusive to the conspirators alone. Much of Caesar’s negative characteristics are exposed through the dialogue of other characters, notably Cassius. He says that “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world/ Like a Colossus, and we petty men/ Walk under his huge legs and peep about/ To find ourselves dishonorable graves.”(1.2.135-138). In this, Cassius is comparing Caesar to the giant Colossus statue.
After stripping Flavus of his title of Tribune of the Plebs, he asked his father to disown him, because he had two other more successful sons, but he refused. Flavus, already disliking Caesar, only disfavored him more because of Caesar’s attempts to ruin his political career and have his father disown him, which was an insult to him. My character believes that the assassination of Julius Caesar, while horrid, resulted in a better chance of the Republic rebuilding itself out of the ashes and back to its former
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Cassius says he kill himself rather than be a “slave” of Caesar once he becomes king. This means that rather than live under the commands of one powerful man, he would rather die by his own hand and escape his tyranny. By committing suicide, he would die honourably. “I know where I will wear this dagger then/Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius.” (Act 1, Scene 3, Line 90-91) “If I know this, know all the world besides,/That part of tyranny that I do bear/I can shake off at pleasure.” (Act 1, Scene 3, Line 99-101) 7. He persuaded the other senators to meet at the porch outside Pompey’s theater to discuss the actions they need to take against Caesar.
In the end, this allows Decius to accomplish his task of getting Caesar to the Senate House. Likewise, Decius attempts to gain Caesar’s sympathy in hopes of making Caesar give in and go against his wife who begs him to stay behind. In order to gain Caesar’s sympathy, Decius mentions how he wishes to avoid the humiliation of entering the Senate House without Caesar; Decius mentions, “Most mighty Caesar, let me know some cause, / Lest I be laughed at when I tell them so” (II.ii.73-74). By mentioning his desire to avoid public humiliation and to receive a reason as to why Caesar will not leave with him, Decius causes Caesar to consider whether or not it is really necessary to stay behind. This questioning that is done by Caesar enables Decius to easily manipulate Caesar into accomplishing his goal.