Was Brutus Justified for Killing Caesar Essay

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Prompt: Referencing specific details from the play, identify whether you believe Brutus was justified for murdering Caesar, or whether you believe that Brutus made the wrong decision. You may also reference “The Soldier’s Dilemma” and/or current events to illustrate your point of view. Support your position thoroughly and logically.

According to dictionary.com, trust is a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” This concept is prevalent in the play Julius Caesar; Caesar, a publicly loved figurehead, was assassinated by several conspirators, most notably, his thought-to-be trustworthy friend Brutus. Although Brutus may seem heartless for backstabbing Caesar, I believe he was justified, as
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The chance of tyranny was definitely not worth taking. Taking a more subjective stand of the situation, Brutus also justified his assassination of Julius Caesar by mentioning that Caesar was far too ambitious for Rome’s good, and said that he cared about the public more than he did for Caesar, indirectly showing them that he was an honorable Roman. Brutus claimed,
“As he was valiant, I honor him.
But, as he was

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