Justice: The Restoration Of Justice In Julius Caesar

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Justice is the resolution of a critical situation (Selzer), and is comprised of three crucial parts. One is that justice must be a rational thought, free of any influence from emotions (Selzer). This means, that in order for a just resolution to be found, it must be made only with concern for facts and information, and should not be concerned with the emotional repercussions of a resolution. In addition, justice, needs to be vindictive, and should be justified as such. Lastly, justice must be about restoring balance (Selzer), not about complete retaliation, as acts of retaliation result in a cycle that occurs for ad infinitum. With regard to the restoration of balance, balance should only do what is necessary to solve a problem, never more,…show more content…
He had killed Pompey a political rival. This allowed Caesar to eliminate the political opposition that could topple his plans. However, in order to completely remove any sources of military resistance, Caesar needed to kill the sons of Pompey as well, “That [Caesar] comes in triumph over Pompey’s blood!” (1.1 51-52 Julius Caesar). Also Caesar sought to turn the allies of Pompey into his friends (namely Brutus, whom Caesar viewed as a friend), and allowed them to reach positions of power under his…show more content…
He openly compared himself to celestial bodies and claimed his friends were weak and easily corrupted. This opinion Caesar has is evidenced by the quote: “But I am as unchanging as the northern star” (3.1 60-61 Julius Caesar). He also staged a big showing during the feast of Lupercal to “show” his intentions of not becoming a king.. This event was not real, as it was meant to simply deceive the people into the illusion that Caesar was “too” humble to accept the status of king, as referenced by the lines of Casca, “Ay, marry, was ’t, and he put it [the crown offered by Antony] by thrice, every time gentler than other, and at every putting­-by mine honest neighbors shouted” (1.2 228-229 Julius Caesar). There are other reasons why the death of Caesar was justified. Caesar was physically weak, and was a victim of epilepsy, “Tis very like. He hath falling sickness [epilepsy]” (1.2 250-251 Julius Caesar). This would make for a very diminutive leader who at any moment could be incapacitated. He was also shown to be mentally weak, falling victim to flattery despite claiming his “unchanging” mental resilience. This is demonstrated in the lines: DECIUS This dream is all amiss

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