Civil Disobedience In Julius Caesar

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Caesar's murder was a plan based on lies, secrecy, and controversy. The murder of Caesar is unjustified due to the false-pretenses which provoked determining actions to be taken by the conspirators. According to Thoreau’s essay On Civil Disobedience, an action can be considered “civil disobedience” if it follows general criteria. One component of civil disobedience is communication. Cassius wrote letters with false messages in order to persuade Brutus into the participation of Caesar's murder. Cassius used false evidence to gain a man’s participation, an example of dishonest communication. “Don’t worry. Good Cinna, take this paper and be sure to lay it in the judge’s chair where Brutus sits, so he’ll find it.” (1.3.144-146). The word communication