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).
For example, in Cassius' monologue he says, "And this man/ Is now become a god, and Cassius/ A wretched creature and must bend his body/ If Caesar carelessly nod on him'(I.ii.115-118). This shows Cassius is jealous that Caesar has become a god like figure to the eyes of the commoners and the respect he is given too, even though Caesar is just an ordinary man like Cassius. Therefore, this is important because Cassius motive for killing Caesar is more personally than it is for the good of Rome. Another example, in Cassius' soliloquy he says, "I will this night/
Brutus realized that eventually Caesar would give in to the people and his pride and accept the crown. It was because of this that Brutus knew that he would have to eliminate Caesar. He took no pleasure in the idea of Caesar’s death, but recognized the necessity of it. In his statement, he says he has no personal reason to “spurn” or despise Caesar but that “for the general” or for his nation he must be a part of the plot to kill Caesar. By rejecting his own personal feelings for his friend Caesar and instead acting on behalf of the Roman Republic because of a sense of civic duty he embodies the concepts and core foundations of a civic humanist
Obligations have been around since the beginning of time, so how have people progressed this idea over time into something where we can deceive others with it? There were three main ways people deceived others from what they really were. The first was by putting others before themselves in their own Universe of Obligation, acting trustworthy as the second way, and the third being to act differently than anyone could have ever depicted. The Universe of Obligation demonstrates the relationship between who we really are and how we present ourselves by changing how we view the things we feel obligated to. Some people helped others in order to get something out of it for themselves.
Although Caesar’s death is very controversial, this event was going to be necessary for the future. The death of Julius Caesar was beneficial for Rome. If Caesar had not died many of the commoners, citizens and plebeians would not get a say in government policies. In the text, Brutus said, “ Not that I lov’d Caesar less, but that I lov’d Rome more.
There are two characters in the play who killed Caesar for different purposes: one for the good of himself, one for the good of others. Shakespeare criticized selfish people in society by comparing Brutus with Cassius. Cassius murdered Caesar for his own personal benefit; he didn’t consider the happiness of the citizens and brought a destructive civil war. On the other hand, Brutus is a noble man; he considered the happiness of others and tried to save Rome from being ruled by a dictator. According to the play, we should have more concern on others and consider the group
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.
Take Pompey for example, he threatened his power and Caesar not only went and killed him but also his sons. Some people may or may not know this but Caesar’s daughter, Julia Caesar, was married to Pompey and so him and Caesar were related. In Act I Scene ii he says to Antony that Cassius has a “lean and hungry look.” This goes to show that Caesar doesn’t trust some people even by the looks of them.
(2. 1. 61-63.) The idea of killing his best friend, Caesar, for what Cassius portrayed as the good of the republic is an absolute shock to Brutus. He can not pinpoint how he feels about these thoughts and and the actions that this would demand. It is the effect, the insomnia and how upset his thoughts are causing him to be that truly displays the struggle of personal ethics as
Caesar was a tragic hero because he loved Rome and tried to take care of Rome though he desired power as king of Rome. But Brutus never wanted to be like Caesar by taking the crown. He loved Rome and that’s why he killed Caesar who he loved and himself. He wanted to be an honorable man and not taking the crown that would make him
Brutus made a decision to kill Caesar, but not to kill Antony without thinking about the future. Another decision made by Brutus that lead to disaster was to fight Antony’s army at Philippi. Caesar made a decision to go senate house on the Ides of March, even though he was warned by the Soothsayer. When the Soothsayer warns him he ignores it and says “He is a dreamer. Let us leave him.
This makes Brutus a patriot because when Cassius suggests killing Antony Brutus says “It’ll look like we killed Caesar out of anger and Mark Antony out of envy. Let’s be sacrifices but not butchers, Caius. We’re all against what Caesar stands for, and there’s no blood in that.” Therefore he has good intentions. I also believe Brutus was a patriot because of the speech he made to the people about why he had murdered Caesar.
There is conflict between Brutus and Cassius, based on their differences in relationship with Caesar. Brutus, is attempting to make decisions based on what he believes will be the best for his family reputation, and the Republic, whilst not hurting Caesar at the same time. While, Cassius is driven by his selfish desires for power. The conspirators convince Brutus that Caesar wants to be king, which calls into question the basics and morals of the Republic. To quote the play, Caesar is "a serpent 's egg" and so he must be killed “in the shell.”
Conclusion A. I disagree, in Julius Caesar the rulers break and bend the rules one after another, Julius Caesar was a powerful man that was seen as a threat, brutus didn’t agree with having Rome as a dictatorship, and in result Brutus kills Caesar in fear of Rome falling apart and becoming a dictatorship instead of a republic. B. This is a main event in history that has effected Rome in all the years to follow. C. Now that you have read this essay you have learned about having so much power that it can turn you against your friends. D. “I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.”