William Shakespeare writes the Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This tragic play isbased on historical facts of the life of Julius Caesar. It displays the eventsbefore his death such as his conquest over Pompeys armies and his coronationto be king and after his death.
Furthermore, this play describes the minds andmotives of Caesars assassins. He gives a description of Cassius that servesas a prediction on his choices regarding Cassius. In addition, my choices woulddiffer from those of Caesars if I was the exalted ruler. First, in JuliusCaesar, Caesar describes Cassius in the first act and he made choices based onhis description. Caesar referred to Cassius as having “a lean and hungry lookand he thinks too much, such men are dangerous”. What this means is thatCassius exhibits no signs of cheerfulness and he is not “gamesome”,indicating that he may be a threat to Caesar. However, he describes Cassius as aone who “reads much, a great observer, and looks quite through the deeds ofmen”.
Moreover, Caesar felt that such a man could not be fully trusted andfelt Cassius had little loyalty to him. Next, I predict Caesar will makethoughtless choices regarding Cassius. In the play, I predict that Caesar willkeep an eye on Cassius and avoid him as much as possible. Nonetheless, theseprojected actions will still seal his fate later in the play.
Some indicationsof his imminent demise were the angry talk of the tribunes and the warning givenby the soothsayer: “Beware the Ides of March”. Furthermore, I predict thatCaesar will be stabbed to death by “augurers” near the Tiber River whileprotecting Calpurnia. Finally, I would do things in a different way if I werethe exalted ruler of ancient Rome. I would not have trusted Cassius as much asCaesar did because of his “dangerous looks” such as his facial expression.As the exalted ruler of the Roman Em-pire, I would investigate many people whomI have suspicions on. By doing these inves-tigations on people, I can lower mychances of being assassinated. Moreover, unlike Caesar, I would consider somewarnings from people such as the soothsayer. In conclusion, judgements made byCaesar about Cassius that predicted the future of the play.
Caesar feelssuspicious about Cassius and sees him as a danger to his power. I predict thatvarious signs, such as the warning by the soothsayer and the dialogue of thetribunes, will contribute to a future danger awaiting Caesar. In addition, theevents that followed would have been entirely different if I had been theexalted ruler.