Ambition In Julius Caesar

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William Shakespeare plays all were or had parts of tragedies. From 2 kids from opposite sides of a rivalry falling in love and killing themselves to be together or to a ruler being murdered by his friends. In Julius Caesar the idea of it being a tragedy can be argued. Brutus betrayed his friend Caesar and should not have killed him for reasons of the future. No one could have predicted what would have happened in the future and because of others selfish belief they know everything he was never given a chance. Brutus is a betrayer and used reasons that no one knows would have happened to justify killing Caesar. Others on the other hand can see Brutus as a patriot trying to protect Rome from a dangerous leader. Taking into account if his predictions …show more content…
For all we know Caesar could have been a great ruler or he could have gotten a heart attack and died by himself but all these are just ways it could've ended and we will never really know how it would have turned out. Also Brutus speaks of Caesar ambition being such a problem but yet Antony in his speech gives events when Caesar wasn’t ambitious. He states, “ He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? WHen that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And brutus is an honorable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious” Brutus was just using the excuse of Caesar being ambitious to justify killing his friend and ruler. As honorable as he claims to be murder is not an honorable act and for that he lost his honor in my book. He repeats how honorable he is because it makes him seem trustworthy and honest. Brutus even said, “For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death.” Having honor to Brutus was so important to him he feared losing it more than death. Which to me seems more dangerous than

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