by; Sabryn Campbell
“History will have to recorded that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good.” -Martin Luther King Jr. During 44B.C. The Conspirators went against Caesar and literally stabbed him in the back. July 20, of 2012 James Holmes stormed into the Aurora movie theater and killed 12 people, and injuring 50 others. Julius Caesar was a tragic story, the senate had thought that he would become a tyrant to his kingdom, so they killed him. Tragedies in the play, Julius Caesar relate to the real life tragedies of the Denver Movie Theater Shooting.
The theme of tragedy in Julius Caesar and in the Denver movie theater shooting both involve death with innocent people. During the tragedy of Julius Caesar, the Conspirators all went against Caesar and stabbed him 33 times. “Casca raises his dagger and strikes Caesar first, the others soon follow” (26). The Denver Movie Theater shooting caused death; 12 innocent victims were killed in the Aurora theater. The youngest victim was a 6-year-old girl named Veronica. “All she’s asking about, of course, is her daughter,” said Annie Dalton (Gillian Flaccus, Kristen Wyatt). Both of these events were beyond tragic for Julius Caesar, and the Denver movie theater shooting, they both caused death upon innocent people.
The tragedy of Julius Caesar and the Denver movie theater shooting both relate to the betrayal of peers. When the conspirators planned to killed Caesar they made plans to lure him to them all, then stab him. “Stoop, romans, stoop, and let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood up to the elbows, and besmear our swords” (26). The family and friends of the people who got killed/injured in the Denver movie theater shooting, had to deal with the thought of someone in the community being able to walk in any place hurt others the way James Holmans had done, 58 injured, 12 dead. “There were bullets (casing) just falling on my head, they were burning my forehead.” (Trevor Hughes, Carolyn Pasce). The tragedy of Julius Caesar and the...