By gauging the accounts written by Suetonius and Nicolaus it was clear that Caesar’s surge in power had given him too much leverage over the governance of Rome to the extent that the senate could no longer compete with him. Coupled with, Caesar’s contemptuous attitude towards the senate and to those who supported the republic institutions, there was a growing fear that a ruler was becoming too powerful and supercilious. On the other hand, an analysis done by Marcel Renar shows that conspirators who conspired against Caesar did so out of jealousy or indignation due to the lack of political promotions. Even his former enemies, despite his generosity decided to
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.
While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own. Cassius is adamant on getting Brutus on his side which seems to be the beginning of their problems. Cassius orders fake letters to be presented to Brutus yo convince him that the people
The drama, Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is meant to entertain. After defeating Pompey, Caesar was loved by the plebeians and was going to be made the new ruler of Rome. Not liking the of Caesar as a ruler, a group of senators became a conspiracy and killed Caesar. The senator most responsible for Julius Caesar's death is Cassius. Cassius hates the way Caesar is seen and treated by the plebeians.
Many senators believe Caesar's power is growing out of hand. They begin to realize the threat it poses to themselves and question his right to hold power. Cassius’s prominent jealousy towards that power is evident and he has no problem expressing his opinion about it with others. Cassius protests, “For my single self, / I had as lief not be as live to be / In awe of such a thing as I myself. / I was born as free as Caesar.
In Antigone, Creon is faced with the theme, paranoia is corrupt because it blinds judgment and misleads action. Creon became king after Oedipus had been dethrone; leading the corruption of power to take action. He became fearful that there were people set against him; this causes his ill-considered decisions. When Creon’s sentry came to tell him someone went against this command, he replied with “No, from the every beginning /There have been those who have whispered together, /Stiff-necked anarchists, putting their heads together, /Scheming against me in alleys. /These are the men, /And they have bribed my own guard to do this thing.
Cassius manipulates Brutus to the point of making him feel as if there are several people wanting Brutus to do something about Caesar. Cassius also wants to convince Brutus that “Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at” so they can eliminate his power for fear that “worse days [may] endure”. Cassius is not the only senator wanting to eliminate Caesar’s growing
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.
Attempting to destroy someone’s life because of jealousy is cruel. Another instance of how Shakespeare conveys that jealousy is the motivation behind committing malicious acts is when jealous Othello decided to kill Desdemona for being “unfaithful” stating, “For to deny each article with oath cannot remove