Justification of Julus Caesar's Assassination

Justification of Julus Caesar's Assassination

All around the world, people believe that killing in the name of justice is a right thing to do. This theory dates back

to Julius Caesar’s time. The conspirators who assassinated Caesar believed that he was ambitious and he should

die for the good of Rome. But his death created an avalanche of violence and murder. The assassination of his

death was presented from two points of views, Brutus’s and Antony’s.

At Caesar’s funeral, Brutus tries to convince the people of Rome that the assassination of Caesar was the best

thing to do. He justifies conspiring against Caesar by stating that Caesar's ambition would have hurt Rome. Brutus

seeks to explain why he conspired against Caesar. He says that he wants the citizens of Rome to know the facts.

He gets their sympathy by saying that he loved Caesar, daring the people to find anyone who loved Caesar more.

Brutus declares that he never wronged Caesar and that he cried for Caesar's love, was happy for his greatness,

and honored him for his courage, but he had to kill him because of Caesar's ambition. He says that the reason for

killing Caesar was his great love for Rome. He justifies his actions by saying that he loved Caesar but, "Not that I

loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more."(3.2.23-24) He then asks if the people would want to live their

lives as slaves under Caesar's rule or would they prefer to live as freemen with Caesar dead. To anyone insulted

by his speech he wonders if, as Romans who love their freedom, they were offended or if they rejected what he,

Brutus, says. He poses the question,: “Who is here so base that would be a bondman?" He stresses the point,

repeating the line, "If any, speak, for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.” allows them to respond to

his questions, giving them an even greater sense that he cares about them and their opinions. They can
only respond, " None, Brutus, none."(3.2.30 -37) That is, none are offended; they do not...

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