In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare shares with readers a chronicle of a life of a great Roman Emperor and statesman Julius Caesar and how he was ultimately assassinated. In the early scenes of the play we are highlighted on how the council conspires on Caesar`s death and how the sooth-sayer repeatedly approached Caesar to make him aware of the conspiracy. Caesar in turn rebuked the sooth-sayer and dismissed him as a mad man or someone possessed by demons. The conspirators have planned to kill Caesar on the 15th of March which is regarded a momentous date in the Roman Almanac and the sooth-sayer mentions the same date yet Caesar disregards him.
The Sooth-Sayer reminds Caesar to be careful again in the morning of the 15th March but Caesar turns him down once more. The conspirators stab him as planned and when he runs to his best friend Brutus, Brutus stabs him hard and he dies. In this play Shakespeare depicts the dangers of jealousy and how it can harm society. Those who kill Caesar justify their jealousy by saying that Caesar is ambitious and that they kill him because he wants to crown himself king of Rome.
Julius Caesar is the depiction of how power hunger can cause havoc to the state. Through this play Shakespeare shows the reality of world politics and he is indirectly telling us that “the beautiful once are not yet born.” He further shows the power of speech in politics when politicians justify the evil deeds- this he achieves through the use of characters such as Brutus and Mark Anthony. In the play, we come across Brutus`s speech where he tells the people how evil Caesar is and on the contrary Mark Anthony uses speech to convince the masses that Caesar was a good statesman by even referring to the will Caesar made where he made all Romans heirs or beneficiaries to the Roman soil. Shakespeare also depicts how good triumphs over evil in making Brutus commit suicide by falling on his rapier towards the end of the Play.