Who Is Julius Caesar Butchery

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Revolving around the actual events of the Roman king—Julius Caesar, the famous playwright, William Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, which depicts the rise and fall of the short-lived king. Julius Caesar was an arrogant man, however, the common people of Rome had no real issue with him. His tribunes and workers under him, however, feared that he would rule terribly and unfairly. Out of their fear and jealousy, his tribunes and even Caesar’s friend, Brutus, murdered Caesar. While Brutus believed his death was a sacrifice for the betterment of Rome, evidence throughout the play shows that his death was in fact butchery. Brutus has very defined terms of “sacrifice” and “butchery”. In Act 2, Scene 1, Brutus states, “Let us be those …show more content…

This envy and jealousy is mainly stemmed from Cassius. Cassius is essentially the antagonist who sets the plot of murder into motion. First, he appeals to Brutus’s loyalty to Rome as a whole. Then he begins to question why Julius Caesar gets to be crowned king, instead of any of the other tribunes. Cassius states, “…Caesar said to me ‘Dar’st thou, Cassius, now leap in with me into this angry flood and swim to yonderpoint?’ Upon the word, accoutered as I was, I plunged in and bade him follow, so indeed we did. The torrent roared, and we did buffet it…but ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried ‘Help me, Cassius, or I sink!’…Did I the tired Caesar. And this man is now become a god.” (lines 109-123). Cassius is still very angry about the time when he had to save Caesar from drowning and now the man who couldn’t even swim, is now being crowned king. In Act 1, Scene 2, Cassius also states that Caesar had a fever when he was in Spain and he watched him be weak like a child. This amuses Cassius and he says “…it doth amaze me a man of such feeble temper should so get the start of the majestic would and bear the palm alone.” (lines 135-139). Cassius is shocked how such a weak man is being crowned king and not

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