The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

1043 Words Feb 5th, 2016 5 Pages
William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer of all time, revealed critical opinions about the events during his time period in his plays. In one of Shakespeare’s greatest works, Julius Caesar, he illustrated the tragedy of Caesar back in ancient Rome in 44 B.C. While Brutus and Cassius acted as conspirators, or the antagonists, they planned the assassination of Caesar. Deciding wrongly on doing for the good of Rome, Brutus indeed paid his good intentions. Assuredly, Brutus’s three fatal mistakes could be listed in order as he joined the conspiracy, rejected killing Antony, and insisted his army must march to Philippi led to the downfall of himself. After coming back to Rome from triumphing over a battle, Julius Caesar received a warning from the soothsayer to beware the ides of March, which foreshadowed his death. Yet Cassius, on the other side, convinced Brutus of Caesar’s dangerous nature and persuaded him to join the conspiracy. Unable to disapprove Cassius’s words, Brutus deemed Caesar as an ambitious man. Therefore, Brutus eventually became one of the conspirators who turned the conspiracy into a more legitimate pursuit. In the play Brutus proclaimed to be honorable, however, could he truly regard his own actions as honorable? He changed over time because of his lack of wise judgement. On the Ides of March, Caesar gave up struggling and died when he saw Brutus among his murderers. Unfortunately, Caesar’s death did not bring peace upon Rome as Brutus had…
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