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.
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well.
Although Julius Caesar broke the law to start a war while Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi broke the law for peace, all these people broke the law for power. The power that each person desired may have been different, like the power to have free and the power to rule, but have still seized power in their own way. According to Julius Caesar, it is okay to break the law as he stated in the quote “If you must break the law, do it to seize power; in all other cases, observe
But I saw the pain and difficulty it caused Brutus, to even think about killing Caesar. For when Cassius was persuading Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar, Brutus said " I do fear for the people Choose Caesar for their king... Cassius, yet I love him well" (JC. I. 2. 85-89).
But right after Antony’s speech, the audience was shaken and immediately turned away from Brutus, showing the power of Antony’s manipulation. Through comments like “We’ll burn down the house of Brutus” (3.2.232) and “O traitors, villains” (3.2.201), we clearly see that Antony successfully overtook the minds of the citizens. Brutus thought what he did was right for Rome, but now Antony has turned him into a criminal/traitor in the eyes of the people, which led Brutus to have no choice but to run. Our main
Several novels convey a theme that is either perceived as universal or selective towards certain races, people, or groups, consequently, many stories may consist of the same themes but portray it differently through their own characters. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the theme of greed and power consuming even the possibly most honorable man in all of Rome during the time period. Brutus is manipulated into assisting in the brutal assassination of Julius Caesar, the current ruler of Rome, for what he believes to be the better way of helping the Roman Republic regain its freedom over Caesar 's tyrannical rule. With the help of other conspirators who simply wished to rid Rome of Caesar, as well as Cassius, his brother-in-law, Cassius is overcome
If there is no criminal law, the victim or the family member of the victim could punish or even kill the person by saying that they are doing it only to gain the justice. As can be seen, criminal law is very important to protect everyone by preventing the physical harm from
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the story of a corrupt Roman government unfolds. Brutus, the loyal “best friend” of Caesar, murders him in an attempt to save the citizens of Rome from becoming slaves under Caesar’s rule. Brutus and other conspirators, such as Cassius, believe that Caesar would have been a terrible king to the people of Rome because of the false proclamations of Caesar being a god. The idea of murder for the justice of the Roman people those against Caesar had was the idea of using violence to evoke justice. These similar tactics and ideas that violence can solve most problems are still used today in the American government.