The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Thesis

The essence of power is the biggest theme in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with people fighting and even backstabbing their own friends to gain power, and for all different reasons. Brutus and the senate kill Julius Caesar because they were scared about how he was going to use his power, and they thought one ruler with all the power gave the ruler too much power, and because of this Julius was killed. Brutus was Julius’s friend and Brutus still killed him because he believed he was doing the right thing for his. So Brutus had a major conflict in that as well, He had to decide whether to be committed to his country and kill Caesar, or to be a good friend and not kill Caesar . “Et tu Brute! Then fall Caesar. Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead! (Act 3 Scene 1).So the senate believed they were doing the right thing for their country because they thought of Caesar as a tyrant. Then Brutus and Cassius teamed up to fight Antony and Octavian. Drum. “Enter BRUTUS, CASSIUS, and their Army; LUCILIUS, TITINIUS, MESSALA, and others” “No, Caesar, we will answer on their charge. Make forth; the generals would have some words. Stir not until the signal. Words before blows: is it so, countrymen?”(Act 5 Scene 1). Antony and Octavian ended up winning but not before forty thousand romans died in the war. This shows the extreme length people will go to for power, the will backstab their own friends, and even risk the life of forty thousand men just to gain some power.