Essay On Why Did Julius Caesar Join The Conspiracy

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Joining the Conspiracy A conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. In William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” there is a group of people planning to kill Julius Caesar, in which Caesar was a powerful leader of Rome. Caesar's best friend Brutus, who was a respected, smart, and rhetoric individual was a part of the conspiracy. Brutus was wrong to join the conspiracy. Brutus and the conspirators had not justified the need to murder Caesar. They simply wanted Caesar dead for personal reasons. Brutus was tricked into joining the conspiracy and he feared Caesar was becoming too powerful and would cause trouble in Rome but, had no proof. Brutus was easily manipulated by the other conspirators to join. He was conflicted, at war with himself, and confused about what to do about Caesar. Cassius, another conspirator, had forged fake letters to Brutus. “Brutus, thou sleep’st. Awake, and see thyself” (II.i.46). The letters stated that Brutus needs to act out against Caesar and interprets them as the people are against Caesar. Brutus does not know the letters are fake and is fooled. Who knows if Brutus would have joined if he never would of got the letters. Cassius is cunning and jealous of Caesar. He feels Caesar is no better than him and is threatened by him. Cassius says "I …show more content…

“The lowliness is young, ambitious ladder, whereto the climber - upward turns his face;But when he once attains the upmost round, He then into the ladder turns his back,” (II, ii, 22-25). He also states that Caesar is too ambitious, but that gives no proof that Caesar will lead to tyranny. Having ambition could of been a good thing. Too bad, the conspirators only thought of it as being bad instead of looking at the other side. Brutus and all the conspirators are only going off of what they think will happen, when really they have no

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