The tragedy of Juilius Caeser

One of the most uneeded deaths in all time next to any murders ever. Julius Caeser was a man that knew what he was doing, he was smart and very popular to the citizens. He was brave and was a great leader. The story of Julius Caeser look place in rome in he year 47 BC towards the end of the Roman Republic. The story was written by William Shakespear in the late 1600 -- early 1601. It was first Performed in 1623. Julius was killed when he was stabed. He was stabed by Brutus, Cassius, and Casca Ligarius. those three were not the only ones who ploted against Caesers death, there were many more. There was Cinna, Decius Brutus, Cicero, Terminus, Ligarius, Metellus Cimber. acually they all stabed Caeser except for Terminus, But since its up to me to choose, I would say that Cassius is the most responsible for Caesers' death.

One reason that Cassius is most responsible is because he had Talked Brutus into helping him kill Caeser. Cassius had said that Brutus is a name that is just as heavy as Caeser. Cassius also said that Brutus is a much scarier name. Cassius had compared Caeser to Brutus and himself (Cassius) when he had said in act 1 Scene 2 Line I was born free as Caesar; so were you. We both have fed as well, and we can both endure the winter's cold as well as he. Cassius also said "Caesar said to me 'Darest thou, Cassius, now Leap in with me into this angry flood, And swim to yonder point?' Upon the word, Accoutred as I was, I plunged in And bade him follow; so indeed he did. The torrent roar'd, and we did buffet it With lusty sinews, throwing it aside And stemming it with hearts of controversy; But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried 'Help me, Cassius, or I sink!' I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor, Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar. And this man Is now become a god, and Cassius is A wretched creature and must bend his body, If Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake: 'tis true, this god did shake; His coward lips did from their colour fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre: I did hear him groan: Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books, Alas, it cried 'Give me some drink, Tintinius,' As a sick girl." Cassius said all that about Caeser, thats alot. I mean Him lying about Caeser almost drowning and Cassius having to save him, along with the time in spain. Wow!!!!! Cassius really doesnt like Caeser. This is all in act one, wait till you see act two.

Act two First Begins At Brutus's House, in his orchard. Brutus sends his servent to light his candle and he says that it is lit in his closet and shows Brutus the letters that cassius forged. brutus reads the letters thinking that actual people think that he would be a better king. Not much later Cassius enters with many men in cloaks. Brutus knows all of the cloaked men. In the begining of their meeting cassius proposed that they make an oath, but Brutus said "No, not an oath: if not the face of men, The sufferance of our souls, the time's abuse,If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed:So let high-sighted tyranny range on, Till each man drop by lottery. But if these, As I am sure they do, bear fire enough To kindle cowards and to steel with valour The melting spirits of women, then, countrymen, What need we any spur but our own cause, To prick us to redress? what other bond Than secret Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter? and what other oath Than honesty to honesty engaged, That this shall be, or we will fall for it? Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous, Old feeble carrions and such suffering souls That welcome wrongs; unto bad causes swear Such creatures as men doubt; but do not stain The even virtue of our enterprise, Nor the insuppressive mettle of our spirits, To think that or our cause or our performance Did need an oath; when every drop of blood That every Roman bears, and nobly bears, Is guilty of a several bastardy, If he do break the smallest particle Of any promise that hath pass'd from him." Basicly Brutus said that they don't need an oath because the reason or cause for killing caeser is is so good that none of them would turn on the others. If you were to recall the letters from earlier that Cassius forged. they were forged to show that the poeple of rome were worried that Caeser would become to powerful. So brutus thought about what he could do and came to the conclusion that the only way he could stop him was to kill him. but what he didnt think of ws how Caeser could be dangerous, all he thought was Caeser MAY be dangerous. Cassius being the person he is knows that brutus will do whatever the people want writes fake letters to, in a way, kind of bend Brutus's will to being a supporter of Caeser, to wanting to kill him. Durring the meeting Cassius Proposes To kill Mark Antony. Brutus interfers and quiclky replys that if they were to kill Antony that the plan would be to gory and bloody and besides the people like Antony. After all, all he is to Caeser is but a limb that is not worth hacking. After the meeting is done the men agree to lead Caeser form his house and kill him. Keep in mind that Cassius is the one that truly wants Caeser dead, but he does not want to kill him alone. He is weak, he wants to ensure that someone else will help him, if he's going down he's taking someone with him. That wraps up act 2, Lets move on to act 3.

Act 3 ia all about Caesers death. As Cassius and athe other conspirators lead Caeser to the senate, They meet the Soothsayer to whom Caeser says "The Ides of march have come." To which the soothsayer replys "Ay, Caeser; but not gone." Artemirorus Runs to caeser and tries to get him to read his letter. Caeser being confident in himself says no and continues ont to the senate. Once in the Senate Caeser sits in the front of the room facing everyone. Metellus Cimber approaches Caeser and kneels. He begs Caeser to allow his banished brother to return t the city. Now what their doing here is theyre setting up to kill Caeser. One by one the conspirators approach Caeser and talk preparing to kill him. By this time Caeser is starting to realise what is happening. things start to speed up. Casca says out loud with his dager ready "Speak, hands for me.'' They stab him, first Casca,then the other conspirators, and Brutus stabs him last. At which point Caeser says "Et tu, Brute!" and gives up and dies. Caeser was shocked that brutus, his dearly close friend, had just stabed him. Not long After Caesers death Brutus says " Grant that, and then is death a benefit: So are we Caesar's friends, that have abridged His time of fearing death. Stoop, Romans, stoop, And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood Up to theelbows, and besmear our swords: Then walk we forth, even to the market-place, And, waving our red weapons o'er our heads, Let's all cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!' " Which in our language means "I agree, and then is death a benefit.So do we, Caesar's friends, that have cut His time of fearing death.? Bend, Romans, bend,And let?s wash our hands in Caesar's blood Up to the elbows, and smear our swords with it.Then we will walk out, even to the market-place,And waving our red weapons over our heads, Let's all cry, 'Peace, freedom, and liberty!' "Just then Antony walks in and is shocked by what he sees. He approaches Caeser and says a few words. Then turns to the conspirators and asks what their reason was for killing Caeser. Brutus says that he will tell everyone at the funeral. Antony walks over to them and shakes their hands which would confuse some people like he is saying, good job. What he is actuall doing is making them feel guilty. Kind of like saying, " Well, are you happy now. Look what you've done." Afterwords the conspirators leave Antony in the senate. Antonyin that time talks and says "O, forgive me, you bleeding piece of earth,That I?m meek and gentle with these butchers!You?re the ruins of the noblest manThat ever lived in the tide of times.Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!I now predict over your wounds now, Which, like dumb mouths, open their ruby lipsTo ask the voice and action of my tongue, A curse shall fall on the limbs of men;Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall break out in all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so widespread, And dreadful objects so familiar,That mothers shall only smile when they see Their infants cut into pieces by the hands of war; All pity choked with usual practice of savage deeds. And Caesar's spirit, raging for revenge,Coming hot from Hell with chief witch by his side, Shall cry "Havoc!" in these regions, with a monarch's voice And let the dogs of war loose, That this foul deed shall smell above the earthWith decaying men, groaning for burial." WOW!!! That was intense. It sounds like Antony is really pist off, and wants revenge. I mean talking about making mothers watch as thier babies are cut into pieces, wow. so later on during the funeral, Brutus says that Caeser was ambitous. Antony Proves that Caeser was not ambitous by reading his will. In Caeser's will, he left each and every person 75 Drachmas and some land. Antony showed that caeser loved and cared about his people, that Caeser should not of been murded.

So to rap up this mess Brutus was not, and should not be held responsible for Caesers death. All Brutus was, was a pawn in it all, the commander pawn. Brutus Loved Caeser and Would never hurt him even in at all necessary. But because Cassius had fed him all those lies brutus thought that Caeser would not be a very good king. That he would become power hungry. Caeser can't be held responsible for his own death because he didn't want to die. what he was doing was helping to make a safe and powerful place for people to live. Fate, we are the masters of fate. We can change fate with a simple yes or no. It is Cassius that needs to be held responsible for Caeser's death. Cassius feared Caeser and wanted him dead because he thought that he would become a tyrant. Brutus helped Cassius because Cassius has a much stronger will that Brutus and could convince him to do anything he wanted. Cassius is the one that is Responsible for Caesers death. Not Brutus, not Caeser, and certainly not fate.

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