Julius Caesar is a story full of conflicts that ruined the life of Caesar and many
others. As the story progressed, problems started to occur. Three main conflicts were
Brutus against his own conscience, Brutus against Antony, and Caesar against the
One of the three main problems started early on the story, Brutus against his own
conscience. Brutus was having trouble deciding whether or not killing Caesar was the
right thing to do. For example, when Brutus was all alone in his orchard he tells the
audience how he can’t sleep knowing that he might actually kill Caesar (II.1.61-61).
Caesar was a good friend of Brutus so he had to choose between him and Rome. Would
you kill your best friend to save a country?
Another conflict that occurred in the story was Brutus against Antony. After the
death of Caesar both Brutus and Antony fought for Rome’s support. To get the support,
they went before the people of Rome and stated their case, Brutus:why it was good to
kill Caesar and Antony:why it was not a good choice (III.2.1-135). In the end the people
Rome believed Antony and started a riot against Brutus and the conspirators. When two
men go against one another only the smart and courageous one will prevail.
The last of the three conflicts I chose was Caesar against the conspirators.
Cassius, Brutus and others started the conspirators- who wanted to kill Caesar. For
example, Artemidous wrote a letter to Caesar telling him what the conspirators were up
to but Caesar never got to read it (II.3.1-8). Also, when Caesar went to the meeting the
fifteenth of March, the conspirators taunted him and killed him (III.1.49-77). The
conspirators thought killing Caesar would make Rome a better place. Killing is never the
answer but back then for most people, it was.
Julius Caesar is a story that will make you think. Are you an honourable person or
would you betray anyone for...