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Was Julius Caesar Justified

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Some believe Casca to be innocently taken advantage of. Similar to Brutus, he seemed to be questioning his alliance with Cassius but still having a bond with Caesar, a man he looked up to. On the other hand, some believe Casca to be untrue and a traitor from the beginning, waiting for a moment to throw Caesar out of power. I believe the latter is the more justified of the two, and Casca grasped onto the chance Cassius gave him to rid of Caesar.

In “The Tragedy of Julius,” the character of Casca is left and right through-out the play. “Good men become bad and then good again: traitors turn into heroes and vice versa without any justification. . . There is an example . . . in Casca. Casca first appears as extremely polite and indeed servile
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An example being when Cassius was asking Casca about Caesar and the crown. This is a good indication of his intelligence, seeing as he is skilled at taking in information. Even if it is just gossip, it still gives him an advantage in this situation. Being cautious could give him an upper hand in hiding his true intensions, as well, letting me to believe he didn’t want someone to know about his other trait of loyalty that some believe he lacked when it came to others.

These traits could also be taken differently, being seen as more malicious, than helpful. This option is more supported because of the traits that are present and how they coincide with the series of events that takes place throughout the play. Casca seemingly has to make a choice to assassin Caesar but when there is no sign of debate with him, it seems like he quickly made his decision to kill Caesar with Cassius and Brutus which leads one to give the title of “traitor” to Casca, because there was little to no hesitation to join the
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“He [Casca] walks about with a drawn sword, is deeply moved by the apparitions and utters exalted poetry. At the murder-scene he wounds Caesar in the neck, then we hear of him no more. His usefulness is over,” says Ure, Peter. Though this is may be true, greater look into the plot of the play would say that a side character, as some see Casca, would not be needed in the plot, not to mention even if there were a need there are other conspirators who are even more in the background that Casca, such as Ligarius and Metellus. The excuse of Casca just being a small character just doesn’t fit, especially when in the assassination scene, he is the first to stab Caesar. “The 1 [or first] is a doer, a powerful force that produces results and does not allow anything or anyone to limit its potential,” says Decoz,
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