Why Does Julius Caesar Deserve To Die?

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“Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” is one of many famous lines from Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (3.2.23). The play Julius Caesar is about the leader of Rome, Julius Caesar and his fight to have total power. Caesar goes against his close friends and counselors who end up murdering him for the good of Rome. In this essay, I will be discussing the protagonist, the antagonist, and lastly I will give my opinion on if Caesar deserved to die. The protagonist of Julius Caesar was not Caesar himself, but Marcus Brutus. Brutus is the protagonist because the play, Julius Caesar, revolves around his thoughts and actions. Without Brutus, the people would be less accepting of the assassination of Caesar. “This was the noblest Roman of them all.” is what Anotony says in praise of dead Brutus (5.5.75). Brutus is called the noblest because he gives his life Rome, stands up for what he believes in, and he doesn’t concern himself with self-gain. Even though the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Brutus is the driving force. Brutus is the protagonist because through-out the entire play he dominates all of his actions. Brutus is the character that the reader pities and feels for. Caesar is only an after-thought.…show more content…
Through-out the whole play, Cassius constantly tries to change Brutus’s moral standing. Cassius only thinks of what can benefit him in the end. The true reason he wanted Caesar dead is not for the good of Rome, but because he wants to be in power. By turning Brutus against Caesar, Cassius ruined the loyalty and trust that Brutus and Caesar had between each other. When Caesar says his last words, “Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!” he is disappointed in Brutus because Caesar trusted him (3.1.77). Cassius was using Brutus because without him, it would be harder for the people to accept Caesars

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