Julius Caesar was the first dictator of Rome, which left the people with a displeasing feeling of him. He came into rule, wanting to make life better for the people of Rome and give them better odds in the case of something bad happening. My prompt was to elaborate what led to Julius Caesar’s death and how it happened; also supposed to give a reason to why they thought he was killed. Julius Caesar died because of the way he tried to go about ruling Rome; the council did not agree with the way that Caesar was trying to rule and they disagreed with him on more than one occasion, because he had political experience before he became the dictator of Rome. To begin, Julius Caesar was the first dictator in Roman history,causing a lot of problems with the council and the people.
The main reasons are, Brutus could be a more terrifying leader there ever was, they might be killing one of the best leaders they could of had, what happens if there plan does not work, and the people of Rome are going to be mad. The reason that the conspiracy doesn't want Caesar to be king because they think he will be a terrible leader and they are jealous. Brutus should be happy that one of his friends is going to be king but instead he is jealous. Brutus is scared that Caesar is going to be a horrible king. How would he be any better though?
The Senate realized Caesar was going to be king for a long period, thus destroying the power of the Senate. The Senators intention was killing for the good, the integrity, and the survival of the Republic. They alleged that his power would end their representative government. By doing that, though, they brought on rule by strong emperors, which ended the power of the Roman Senate. This is shown by how the killers claimed the murder was the murder of a tyrant.
He was a republican, and working with other republicans, was trying to remove Caesar from the position of sole dictator (king). Flavus had a negative view on Caesar. This could clearly be seen in the incident where Flavus along with another tribune stole the diadem off of one of Caesar 's statues. The relationship between Caesar and Flavus was substandard. 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.
They would consider him a bad man because he would have done so many bad things if he were crowned at the ceremony. The conspirators make this plan so that Caesar does not get crowned. They were scared that he would become a dictator, if this were to happen he would have been a harsh and strict as a ruler. The conspirators were all ready to assassinate Caesar because they did not want the horrible dictatorship. Regardless of the personal motives, the decision was ultimately better for Rome than what it would have been with Caesar in ruling over Rome.
That doesn’t matter to him, he feels as if he will do better. Macbeth begin to feel as if the bonds and relationships were fake, so he turned against the people who supported him with little to no regret. He was solely focused on this motive of becoming king and gaining as much power as he can. For example, he ended up killing his best friend Banquo and almost killed Banquo’s son. This was all to try and prevent them from fulfilling the second part of the prophecy, Banquo’s descendants becoming king.
Cassius influenced Brutus to conspire against Caesar by stating, Caesar “is now become a god… and his name has been sounded more than [Brutus’s]” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 118-145-6). Cassius’s arguments convinced Brutus in proving Caesar's murder would be just, but Caesar’s death is unjust because he is being murdered out of Brutus and Cassius’s jealousy. Both of the individuals are envious of the power that Caesar is being given by the people of Rome and want to end his life before they will lose their own power in the senate after Caesar becomes king. Brutus’ naive mind was easily convinced by Cassius that Caesar was not the best choice to assume the Roman throne because he would not listen to their political thoughts. Individuals, such as Cassius and Brutus, in the senate were afraid of having their power decreased because Caesar, as Brutus states, is an “unhatched serpent’s egg” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 33).
However, these positive steps did little to hide the fact that he crippled Rome’s government and took advantage of its people. Augustus manipulated the governmental system so that he alone controlled Rome, which resulted in a monarchy. He also used his power to deceive citizens into supporting him. Because he abused the powers given to him, the reign of Caesar Augustus was detrimental to ancient Rome. Almost immediately after Augustus came to power, he began manipulating Rome’s entire political system in order to give himself absolute control.
Two big conspirators of his death were Brutus and Cassius. Firstly Brutus one of the conspirators was a very big part in the death of Julius. If Brutus did not convince Caesar to go to the senate that day as in document C he would not have gone. But Brutus who was said to be Caesar 's friend in Doc C wanted him to stop so Brutus himself could gain power. Cassius the other big conspirator openly expressed his hatred.
As O'Brien observes, the prospect of conquering new provinces would provide individuals with the opportunity to amass wealth as well as create a loyal army. Accordingly, being a powerful commander, Caesar annexed Gaul besides expanding Roman provinces in North Africa. However; Caesar’s military success in conquering new territories and consequent rise in his influence often unsettled the Roman Senate that increasingly saw him as a threat. In 49 BC, therefore, the Senate ordered Caesar to disband his army and return to Rome. Caesar disobeyed the order, paving the way for a violent civil war that would slowly facilitate the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire as its replacement (O'Brien