The Betrayal Of Julius Caesar By Marcus Brutus Essay

2220 Words May 20th, 2016 9 Pages
“‘Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hmm?’” (Mean Girls). This quote by Gretchen Weiners from the hit movie Mean Girls accurately sums up the plot to assassinate the dictator Julius Caesar. The assassination of Julius Caesar by Marcus Brutus, one of his closest friends and advisors, rocked the Roman world and set the stage for the development of the Roman Empire. In a similar manner, Judas Iscariot sold his teacher and friend, Jesus Christ, for 30 pieces of silver to those who wanted him dead. Julius and Jesus are two of history’s most influential individuals, making it fitting that their stories are quite similar to each other’s. In short, the betrayal of Julius Caesar by his friend Brutus and that of Jesus Christ by his disciple Judas Iscariot had a massive impact on history, and while the two betrayals were quite similar, they still have their differences. Julius Caesar restabilized the Roman Republic for a brief shining moment before Brutus stabbed him in the back. Caesar first set out to make a name for himself after his father died. Unfortunately, he made friends with the wrong people--people against the rule of the Roman dictator Sulla--and Caesar was exiled from the city of Rome and joined the military in the outlying territories (Cavazzi). Caesar’s early career consisted of a series of military campaigns across this newly conquered territory. He…

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