“Et tu, Brute?” Caesar uttered his last words as he witnesses Brutus stab him, “Then fall Caesar!” Brutus was that of the most trusted of Caesar. He was persuaded into political extremism which pushed him to conspire with envious senators and ultimately, participate in the brutal assassination of Caesar, who was ruthlessly stabbed 33 times, so he could become active ruler in Rome in the works of William Shakespeare derived from the play Julius Caesar. With what is being claimed, Brutus couldn’t possibly have been a honest man but a traitor.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, a horrendous crime took place, in Act three Scene 1. Julius Caesar was killed by the conspirators. After his murder Antony, fearing for his life sympathized with the conspirators, but he became determined to prove they were criminals. The great and “honourable” Brutus and Cassius, talk to the crowd of plebeians, to announce the death of Caesar and to justify the terrible crime. Antony gave Caesar 's funeral speech, was not involved in the murder, but he declared loyalty to the murderers, but he still remained loyal to Caesar.
Julius Caesar was a tyrant after he defeated Pompey, but then some of his closest friends, including Brutus, Cassius, Casca, and Cinna, brutally murdered him. The only one there who had real motive was none other than Cassius. He was the one who convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy, he came up with the whole plan on how to kill Caesar, and he just generally didn’t like how Caesar was godlike in the Roman’s eyes. Cassius knew that for the mutiny to work, they needed Brutus. Brutus had a lot of influence among the Romans because he was Caesar’s right hand man.
The best intentions of good, noble people can lead to tragedy, as in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar was killed even though the conspirators had good intentions. Caesar was the leader of Rome and had a great deal of power. Although, he was not known as one to let emotions or power get the best of him, as Brutus even said, “And, to speak truth of Caesar, I have not known when his affections swayed more than his reason.” (2.1 19-21) .
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste death but once.” Julius Caesar said this when he was talking about cowardness. Brutus had the choice to join the conspiracy or not. Here are a few reasons why. First, the people of Rome could see Brutus differently.
Decisions: Like Dust in the Wind Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar gives a dramatic account of the plot to assassinate Caesar, how this plot was affected by governing views, and ultimately the means by which it shaped the end products themselves. These political affairs specifically had to deal with the Roman people or the “mob.” How did the mob affect the activities of the higher ups?
All throughout history we have seen numerous assassinations of heads of state. Most of these assassinations can trace their cause to a disagreement with a certain person or group of people. While we can say that assassinations such as Abraham Lincoln’s was not justified for it was dealt at the hands of a man who was enraged at the President’s idea to allow African Americans to vote, the case is different in Julius Caesar. Here, we see a man in a position to become an extremely powerful ruler of Rome and once he is assassinated the question becomes: was it justified? I believe that the assassination of a head of state can be justified, specifically in reference of Julius Caesar, because of Caesar’s greed, his selfishness, and the danger that he poses to Rome.
Have you ever felt your loneliest even when surrounded by those who claim to be your closest friends? Have you ever gotten that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach when putting your trust in someone who has stood by your side for years? If Julius Caesar, would have paid attention to his surroundings, he might have lived to see another day. In spite of his friendship with Caesar, Marcus Brutus took it upon himself and the conspirators, to kill Caesar. In their eyes, they saw Caesar’s initiative to control Rome as disastrous for the well-being of the people.
Killings for the Good of Rome Not every story has a villain sometimes there are all heros doing the right thing for the greater good. That is the case for Julius Caesar because there is only multiple heroes. They are all doing what is best for the people. Julius Caesar, Brutus, and Antony are did what was best for the people, and some of them had to face some consequences for their actions. Julius Caesar was a congenial man always caring for his people and wanted what was best for his citizens.
The play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, and the novella, Animal Farm, by George Orwell, demonstrates many examples of loyal characters and ones who betray. Betrayal can bloom between the closest of friends to a pleasant acquaintance or even an idea; it can be one-sided and happen to anyone at any time, but there must be trust in a relationship before treachery. Which one is worse if the two live within each other? One must prevail against the other, but why do the two subsist? Just like hate comes from love, betrayal comes from loyalty; the two go hand in hand.
Julius Ceaser and Abraham Lincoln are without a doubt two men who made an impact on history through governing their own nations. When comparing the two, one very significant comparison to be made is their assassination. Comparing the two shows both differences and similarities. Although in either case they were both killed by someone who was threatened by their authority. The life of Abraham Lincoln Is comparable to that of Julius Ceaser in many ways, and while unique similarities do exist there are also distinct differences between the two.