Julius Caesar Persuasive Essay
In the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar, Brutus used the idea of the end justifies the means to kill Julius Caesar in an attempt to achieve his highest goal. Similarly, people in modern times are using this same concept as a solution for their problems such as in ways of warfare or terrorism. However, most people who support this idea tend to ignore the fact that by acting recklessly toward a goal without recognizing the consequences might well likely bring a disaster or failure in the end.
First of all, the end justifies the means often doesn’t yield the result the people intended to get, but rather something far worse than they expected. For instance, in Julius Caesar, Brutus attempts to solve the political problem of the Roman Empire by eliminating the future dictator as a potential tyrant. Although his goal was to make Rome a better place for its people, he recklessly decided to join the conspiracy driven by those who have only greed and ambition in their minds, and thus creating a terrible consequence that he did not foresee from this highly dangerous decision. In the end, he only finds himself into more trouble to a point of remorse for what he had done. Another example of this would be Hitler’s plan of killing all the Jews in Europe to show the German people as a predominant race, which turned out to be a complete failure and chaos. While he did plan out a way of his idea, he did not realize the impossibility of this plan and insanely enforced it at the expense of his own country through a series of warfare and moral corruption.
Another problem caused by this idea would be a sacrifice that is not worth the means in the result, in other words, a result that is achieved through a massive loss. This can often be seen everywhere even in the smallest details of people’s current lives. In a personal experience from childhood, I once wanted to go to my friend’s house to hang out instead of studying at home for an exam. The next...