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The Causes and Effects of Caesar's Death

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The Causes and Effects of Caesar's Death

The conspirators concern towards Caesar's power and military background generates the assassination of Caesar. One reason for Caesar's death originates from Caesar ignoring warnings of his assassination. As Soothsayer remarked, "Beware the ides of March.", Caesar ignored this warning. As Brutus comments on Caesar's ignorance, "Remember March, the ides of March remember." (777), the people realize his mistake. A second, and more obvious cause of Caesar's death, was the jealousy towards Caesar by the conspirators. Cassius remarks, "And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?" (728), while explaining his dislikes of Caesar. Cassius again states, "Guide thou the sword – Caesar, thou art revenged, even with the sword that killed thee." (794), as he persuades the community. The most significant cause for Caesar's death is Brutus' betrayal of Caesar and his joining of the conspirators. Brutus state, "It must be by his [Caesar] death; and for my part.", as he prepares for the assassination. Brutus also remarks, "Crown him that and then I grant we put a sting in him.", as he plots on Caesar.

Power struggle and civil war are some of the many effects that originate from Caesar's death. One effect that is important is the death of the conspirators. As Brutus is dying, he says, "Farewell good Strato-Caesar, now be still; I killed not with half so good

a will." As Cassius' end grows near, he says, "Died thou this sword-Caesar, thou art revenged even with the sword that killed thee." When Mark Antony convinces the people that the conspirators were wrong, he gains respect and power from Rome. Antony sarcastically remarks, "Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; and Brutus is an honorable man." (762). Antony also remarks, "It is not meant you know how Caesar loved you. You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; and being men, hearing the will of Caesar, I will inflame you". (765). After Caesar's death, a war starts...

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