High Rewards In Julius Caesar

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High Risk High Reward In certain situations it may be justified for a political leader to bend or break the law for the good of the country. Usually when the average person hears that someone has broken the law, they would immediately assume that it was a bad decision. Although, that may not always be the case. For example if someone were to break into your home, you would then have the right to injure/kill that intruder based on self defense. Everyone should have the right to break the law to prevent someone or something from being hazardous to a society. The previous statement can be justified throughout history by the actions that have been taken by certain political leaders. In the dramatic play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the character Brutus takes matters into his own hands when he murders the great Julius Caesar. “People, and Senators, be not affrighted. Fly not; stand still; ambition’s debt is paid” (Shakespeare 945). Julius Caesar was found too ambitious, which made him a threat to the citizens of Rome. Brutus thought that it would be acceptable for him to kill Caesar for the fact that his ambitions would lead to a reign of tyranny. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Shakespeare 952) The …show more content…

Martin Luther King had a seismic impact on the Civil-Rights movement in the 1950’s, but in order to make such an impact there were laws that needed to be proven unjustifiable. “King was arrested 5 times, and wrote his second most influential speech whilst in prison in 1963 for protesting against the treatment of the black community in Birmingham, Alabama” (Guy-Allen 3). He would go on to smuggle the letter out of the prison, so that his words could be heard by his people. Martin defended the idea of non-violent protesting against racism, and the belief that people have a moral responsibility to break laws that were

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