Why Did Julius Caesar Want To Join The Conspiracy

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In Julius Caesar a character named Cassius is planning a conspiracy against, the newly appointed Emperor of Rome, Julius Caesar. During Act 1 Scene 3 another character that is part of this conspiracy, Casca, states “Oh, he (Brutus) sits high in all the people’s hearts, and that which would appear offense in us, his countenance, like richest alchemy, will change to virtue and to worthiness.”What Casca means by this is that Brutus would be a good person to persuade to join the conspiracy because of his popularity with the people of Rome. I believe that Casca is correct in this assumption; Brutus’ popularity would make a great asset to the conspiracy. The pros to this plan severely outweigh the cons, especially since the cons are unlikely to happen and only would affect Brutus or set them back only a bit while the pros will mostly cause the conspiracy to be put into action and taken well by the citizens of Rome. …show more content…

Brutus is not only popular with the people of Rome, but with Julius himself. Cassius himself said “Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus.” This could mean several things, but I interpreted it as Caesar trusts Brutus to some degree. This would make it easier for Brutus to get close near Caesar to commit the act; no-one would stop him or suspect him. Brutus being part of the conspiracy shows the citizens of Rome can see that Julius Caesar is disliked not only by his opponents but by his own people too. Mostly, Brutus being part of the conspiracy means that it will be easier to carry out the act, and convince the people of Rome that it was the best option and that it means they can start again and do better this

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