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The Effect of Murder on Roman Society The conspirators in Shakespeares Julius Caesar murder Caesar because he wanted to be king and a tyrant His death created an avalanche of violence and murder The conspirators were not right to kill Caesar This can be best explained by examining the personal consequences on Cinna the Poet as an individual and the broad based consequences on Rome to see if the consequences justified the assassination Cinna the Poet was a public figure similar to a famous writer such as Judy Blume Cinna has the same name as one of the conspirators so people always get them confused Although Cinna is a well-known poet many disliked his writing Cinna the Poet one of the many comic-relief characters in the play is a recreation of a modern-day reporter in the Roman Era In Act 3 of Julius Caesar Cinna is deeply interrogated What is your name Whither are you going Where do you dwell Are you a married man or a bachelor It is a known fact that when someone is nervous or uncomfortable he will react with humor So Cinna feeling very uncomfortable reacts with a joke but on the inside Cinna feels embarrassed and violated Later on in the same scene a rioter threatens Tear him for his bad verses Cinna was devastated because he was being made fun of and there was a threat for his life His last desperate cry was that he was not Cinna the Conspirator he was Cinna the Poet At the climax of this scene the crowd yells Tear Him Tear Him By this time Cinna was probably shaking in fear Then the crowd after being fired up from Antonys speech gives Cinna a very painful death This young man would have lived his life to the fullest if Caesar had not been assassinated however not only was Cinna sacrificed Rome would be as well Rome was considered to be
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