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One of the basic needs of human nature is to control something in ones life whether it be money or a group of people Throughout the long history of politics people have fought for control of the government using many different means both just and unjust One of the immoral ways to gain power in a political system is by assassination This theme is one that is discussed in William Shakespeares play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the story of Rome at a time of political unrest In the work Caesar the new autocratic leader of Rome is assassinated by a group of power hungry senators who believe that he is becoming too powerful Through the use of the characters of Caesar Cassius and Brutus Shakespeare clearly conveys to the reader that no assassination is or will ever be just First Shakespeare shows that the killing was unjust through Julius Caesar himself First the murder is proved to be wrong when Antony reads Caesars will to the public For example Antony reads the will to the crowd and in it Caesar gives to every several man seventy-five drachmas The conspirators killed Caesar on what they believed he might do to the citizens of Rome when in reality he loved them enough to put them in his will clearly canceling any good cause for the assassination The conspirators also slew Caesar because they believed that he was too ambitious For example when Caesar put itthe crown by thrice and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted he threw the killers into a jealous fit The moment the conspirators learn of this news their plans to kill Caesar move into overdrive based only on their interpretation of an act which was meant to be humble further reinforcing that the murder of Caesar had no just cause Lastly Caesars ghost appears to Brutus with some disturbing news When the ghost of Caesar appears to Brutus
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