A Reader posted a review at 2008-06-12 01:03:25.
If you are looking for a book that contains conspiracy, deception, betrayal and murder then you should read â€œJulius Caesarâ€ by William Shakespeare. It is about the assassination of a powerful dictator, Julius Caesar, by his friend Marcus Brutus (among other followers) who believed that Caesarâ€™s accumulating power and ambition will lead to Romeâ€™s downfall. It is an interesting play because it touches upon human morality as one can see in Brutus character. In the play Brutus can be described as an honorable and noble man who was Caesarâ€™s closest friend. Because he was lead to believe that Caesar will destroy Rome, he commits a dishonorable act by killing his best friend. However, can his action be justified? That is where morality comes into play. In order to save his people and his country he had to kill a man who would have become a potential tyrant. Can this still be considered honorable? I honestly really love this play because it touches upon ones sense of right and wrong. Although this play was written long ago, the major theme and the inner struggles of the characters can still be applied today. What can I say, Shakespeare was a genius =).