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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare

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It’s crazy, but he dies. Julius Caesar, the Roman general, statesman, Consul, and proposed emperor of Rome. Yes, believe it or not the arguable main character in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare dies. He died at the hand, or hands rather, of a group of conspirators who believe that Caesar has gained too much power. The group of conspirators comprised of members of the senate speak to Caesar, bowing at his feet and encircling him. Then suddenly, as the title certainly does not suggest, one by one, they stab Caesar to death. Amidst the flurry of daggers and angry shouts, Caesar turns around to see his friend Brutus, mortified, Caesar succumbs to his wounds ...view middle of the document...

She takes this as a sign of warning, thinking that Caesar may die. She begs Caesar to stay at home and not to leave. Caesar agrees but only for so long. The manipulative Decius is able to use his friendship with Caesar to lure him to the senate house to be killed. Decius lies and twists the dream Calpurnia had around, making it seem like Caesar has made a bad choice. Decius also puts doubt into Caesar’s head. He talks about what the citizens might think. Decius tells Caesar that they will see him as weak and scared, doubting his leadership. Decius backs up these lies and doubts by saying that all he does is love and adore Caesar making Caesar more comfortable, which leads to Caesar changing his mind and he leaves for the senate house. Decius was able to manipulate Caesar by using the trust Caesar had in him. He lied to Caesar and then supported his lies with the fact that he loved Caesar and that his loyalties lied with him. With this simple act of manipulation, Decius betrayed Caesar’s friendship and lured him to the senate house where he would be murdered.
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