The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare Essay

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The victims are the ones dragged into a chaotic and uncontrollable state of affairs, while the manipulator grasps fast onto their vulnerabilities and innocence. In William Shakespeare 's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the characters aim to change the perception of their victims in exchange for power through rationalization, shame, and guilt. They are willing to perform unethical action that include murder to achieve their goals .The desire to attain a feeling of power and superiority causes people to engage in devious tactics. Manipulators often make excuses for inappropriate behavior to make it seem justified. Cassius attempts to make the idea of murdering Julius Caesar rational by telling Brutus that Rome is a Republic. Cassius talks to Brutus privately to discuss the plan he has for Caesar. During their talk, Cassius mentions that Caesar is disrupting the purpose of a their well established Republic. “Age, thou art ashamed! Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods! When went there by an age, since the great flood, but it was famed with more than one man?”
Cassius refers to the purpose of the Roman Republic to Brutus because Caesar poses a threat the way Rome has been governing itself for generations. If Caesar becomes king then the Roman Republic will cease to exist. Cassius tells Brutus this because he knows that he will perform any task as long as it is for the good intention of the people. Unlike Brutus, Cassius has no intention to perform a task…

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