Julius Caesar

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How Betrayal Led to Downfall in Julius Caesar In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happen. They form a conspiracy and kill Caesar. Brutus, an honorable Roman and a very good friend of Caesar’s, betrays Caesar by killing him …

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…Had Caesar lived, maybe everybody would have gotten along and Rome could have become bigger and better. If Antony did not turn the Romans against Brutus, the conspiracy could have become stronger and might have destroyed Rome completely. If Cassius and Brutus would have worked together, they might have been able to defeat Antony at Phillipi. One should not turn to betrayal to solve one’s problems, for it may lead to one’s downfall.