Murder is the unlawful planned out killing of one human being by another, which in society is seen as an action that is morally incorrect and should not be done; yet can this act under any circumstance ever be justified? In the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar, a group of conspirators are against Caesar's rise in power and popularity, so they assassinate him to prevent Cesar from ascending greatly in power and becoming a tyrant. Even though the conspirators had the “good of Rome” in their intentions, Caesar's murder was not justified. Caesar was murdered under the pretext that he was gaining too much support and would eventually become a danger, and his “ambitious” behavior. Therefore, Caesar was murdered out of jealousy, morally incorrect
He was unable to see through the fake letters that are supposedly written by the people of Rome, but in reality are being written as a scam from Cassius. Brutus interpreted these letters as a protest against Caesar. He believed the people of Rome were telling him their desires through this letter, he tries to resolve this by listening to the societies challenge to “speak, strike, redress” (II.i.47). Reading these letters from “random citizens” it is what finally pushes him over the edge. The people of Rome along with the conspirators convinced him to kill his former friend, Caesar.
Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; it’s astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar”(83). He’s more concerned with what will happen to him, someone who actually had something to do with William’s death, than to Justine, who is completely innocent. Lastly, the monster says he will leave Victor and his family alone if Victor makes him a female companion, but he can’t even do that. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged”(180).
No matter what, no matter what was the cause for his revenge, or what caused him to commit this act of revenge, he did end up murdering someone, and to ensure that he does complete the requirements to be considered as revenge. He needed to tell someone before he died. However he also needed to ensure that he was not going to be punish for what he has done. What Montresor could have been thinking is that if he confessed his crimes at a very old age, then they would not be able to prosecute him for the crimes that he has committed because there was not in the city to prosecute him if he is already close to
Brutus thinks that the people will join his side when he kills caesar, but what if the people think he is a murderer. Second, Brutus is fighting for what he thinks is “right”, but the people of Rome may not think that is the “right” thing to do and the people turn on him. All of this could ruin Brutus’s reputation and could possibly get him killed. Even if he does get away with it his peers and the people of Rome may think he wants to be king and not Caesar since he does look like he is leading the conspiracy. Brutus’s reputation and the way he is looked at may change in a negative way in many people's eyes.
He acted on greed, hatred, and jealousy instead of having the good of Rome in mind. Author, Donald Wasson, finds that several of the senators, including Cassius, who were involved in the conspiracy against Caesar were “friends and supporters of Pompey who sought both high office and profit” in his article The Murder of Julius Caesar (Wasson). Cassius did not care about what Caesar was doing or would do to Rome with his power, instead he only worried about having power over everyone else. He told Brutus about Julius Caesar’s disabilities and commented about his amazement that “a man of such a feeble temper should so get the start of the majestic world and bear the palm alone” (I.ii.131-133). Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody.
Characters also struggle with illusion and reality when they spread rumors about how Gatsby killed a man. These rumors make Gatsby appear as a dangerous person who is not to be messed with. Although those who spread the rumors still attend his parties, these people do not want to get on Gatsby’s dark side; they are intimidated by
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.
Conversely, the senator mislead his king into believing that he could be trusted. Brutus betrayed Caesar by deceiving him with false loyalty until he had a chance to kill the monarch, thus breaking the sacred vow of trust that came with their friendship. To begin, some may argue that Brutus killed Caesar for Rome’s well-being. In theory, this could have been true. Brutus may have thought that killing a potentially tyrannical dictator could have been a good thing for Rome.
He may have wanted to kill Claudius and had all of the evidence to do so but acting like he was crazy was not who he was. This led to his tragic flaw which was his indecisiveness to kill Claudius when he had the chance. If he did this and stayed true to himself and his immediate family, all of the death at the end wouldn’t have
Dimmesdale also kept his secrets to keep his reputation as the revered so the town won 't judge him. If the people would have found out of what he has done then they would have punished him and possibly execute him. There also the reason of how the people look up to him for advice because he is the revered. He told the town he committed adultery it would also affect his roll of the revered it could make the people perspective on be very bad because of who
For this, he told a story named Ring of Gyges. There was a man and an invisibility ring which make this man invisible. This guy attracted the Queen and then they made a plan to kill the King, so they could take the Kingdom. The inside meaning Glaucon wanted to say that the injustice man would do whatever he wanted to do to get advantage, or to get a best life such as having a lots money, having beautiful lady whereas the just man would not do. Adeimantus rejoined and claimed that no one wanted to be justice for its own sake, but for the reward they could get from it to have better lives.
We can see how greed starts to take root in their hearts. They both clearly had a comfortable position. We can say this because not just anyone gets to be close friends with the King and have posh titles. But their wanting more, that greed and ambition, caused them to plot and carry a hideous crime, of murdering a human being, and then lie and blame it on someone else, not saying anything for years. And yes, at the moment Macbeth felt extremely guilty, but this guilt did not move him to at least come clean and try to fix things.