Julius Caesar Argumentative Essay

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Trial Opinion: Argumentative Writing Motivations, no matter how pure, are not an excuse for inexcusable actions. In Rome, motivations were used as a reason for the murder of a leader. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Acts 1-3, it is clear that Brutus was an active participant in the plot to kill Julius Caesar, and he should be held responsible along with the other conspirators for their actions. Brutus made a conscious decision to take the life of another person. He joined the conspiracy, and took a leadership role in the plot. He was seen as leader, not just from the common people’s perspective, but also from within the conspiracy. For example, the conspirators considered killing Mark Antony along with Caesar; however, Brutus disagreed. He spoke against the others, “O, name him not! Let us not break with him, For he will never follow anything That other …show more content…
However, the theories and predictions that Julius Caesar would be a ruthless tyrant were simply suspicions with little evidence to support them. Brutus even commented, “It must be by his death. And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crowned: How that might change his nature, there’s the question” (2.1.10-14). All his actions prior to his murder were to increase the success and power of the Roman Empire. He worked to defeat other nations and world powers to increase the Roman Empire. Additionally, he loved and cared for the Roman people. In fact, he left money for the Roman people in his will. Julius Caesar was murdered due to a backless suspicion that he would become a ruthless tyrant. The conspirators had no evidence to support their reasoning for his death. Although Brutus intentions may have been pure, the public cannot ignore the fact that Brutus and the conspirators murdered Julius Caesar for unclear and solid