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Assessing Mark Antony's Speech to the Crowd in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Assessing Mark Antony's Speech to the Crowd in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The first half of the play has built up to the assassination of Caesar by the conspirators led by Brutus. At the beginning of the play, when the citizens of Rome love Caesar he is giving a speech to the Romans and everything seems fine but in the background in the out courts the plays audience witness Cassius’ attempts to begin to get Brutus on the side of the conspirators who want to assassinate Caesar....   [tags: Papers] 1349 words
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The Dramatic Significance of the Orations by Brutus and Antony in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - The Dramatic Significance of the Orations by Brutus and Antony in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare point occurs during the orations by Brutus and Antony after Caesar’s death, that sends public outrage souring against Brutus and the other conspirators involved in Caesar’s death. At first it seems Brutus has the obvious upper hand, and Antony shows great respect for him....   [tags: Papers] 856 words
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Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The play 'Julius Caesar' reaches a peak of tension at the point of the two speeches, and so it would seem whichever speech was enjoyed more by the crowd would make the speaker the more popular. This was in fact the case in the play. Mark Antony used better techniques of speech than Brutus and he prevailed in the end. After the conspirators have killed Caesar, Brutus agrees to let Antony perform a speech, which Brutus thought would be a eulogy....   [tags: Papers] 1322 words
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A Comparison of the Supernatural in Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream - Supernatural Phenomena in The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream        The Oxford English Dictionary defines "supernatural" as something "that is out of the ordinary course of nature; beyond, surpassing, or differing from what is natural."  In light of this definition, I shall be discussing the plays The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night's Dream through three successive pairings, drawing distinctions and comparisons between each play and its significant others as relate to some aspect of the supernatural realm....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Portrayal of Brutus as a Tragic Hero in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - The Portrayal of Brutus as a Tragic Hero in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Throughout the works of Shakespeare, tragedy has always been a vital foundation and a key to his immense successes. His fine mastery of the art became legendary amongst the audiences that watched his various plays. Romeo and Juliet is a prime example of the tragedy he could combine into a stage performance. An Irish poet named Oscar Wilde who was a novelist, dramatist and critic in the late eighteen hundreds once wrote, "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." This has an exact correlation to the play Julius Caesar where the tragedy lies in the greed of a man who wants too much....   [tags: Papers] 952 words
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Act 3 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Act 3 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 2 is most deffinately a pivitol episode in the play. In this essay I will be explaining why that is the case. In the previous Scene, Act 3 Scene 1, Caesar refuses to read the Soothsayer's warning. He mocks the soothsayer by saying, "the ides of March are come." This turns out to be very foolish by Caesar as, not long after this mockery, Caesar is stabbed by a group of conspirators. After Caesar is murdered, Brutus allows Mark Anthony to address the crowd at Caesars funeral....   [tags: Papers] 580 words
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Comparing Shakespeare' Julius Caesar, Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Miller's Death of a Salesman - Tragedy's Problem From Shakespeare' Julius Caesar to Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House, problem plays have taken form in character, plot, and even setting.  It is not necessary for a problem play to be considered a problem play just because it was not written in the time period of when problem plays were formed.  Arthur Miller disproves this theory and successfully wrote a problem play in the modern time period; his play was Death of a Salesman.   The timely struggles that characters such as Willy Loman face, eventually lead to a major personal problem that, in this case, leads to death.  Problem plays deal directly with social and professional issues.  Death of a Salesman is a prime example of a character struggling with social and professional problems....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1138 words
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Antony and Brutus Speech Comparison in Julius Caesar - Exhortation on Two Famous Declamations Eulogy, noun. – A well versed, powerful speech which praises someone after their . In The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar, there are two of the most famous, and repeated eulogies ever spoken. These eulogies are very powerful and speak to everyone. They are both written very eloquently, but very different at the same time. One is written as a sadness for Cæsar, while the other is written as a man who wants to make others feel guilty for his doing. Both speeches seem to tug on the heart strings of Rome’s public....   [tags: essays research papers] 707 words
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Antony’s Use of Aristotle’s Philosophical Persuasion Against Brutus in Julius Caesar - ... Antony’s use of Logos allows him to antagonize Brutus and mitigate Caesar’s personality, and his use of Pathos creates emotions related to those impressions. Antony uses Pathos to create negative emotions in the plebeians, instigating them to act against Brutus. Antony ‘s “eyes are red as fire with weeping” while he recounted the relationship between Caesar and Brutus, and encouraged the plebeians to “prepare to shed [your tears] now” (III, ii, 117 - 170). Antony influenced the plebeians to become resentful of Brutus’s actions through using his own reputation and display of emotions in order to pressure the plebeians to do the same....   [tags: logos, pathos, ethos, nomos, ancient Rome] 959 words
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How Women Were Treated in Roman Times in Julius Caesar versus Modern Times - The way in which women were treated in Roman times is an interesting issue which arises in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. We can look at modern society to see what similarities or differences may exist between the two. How has the treatment of women changed in certain parts of society. We all know that in western civilization the way that women are treated has been altered significantly, but this demographic isn’t the only society in which there has (or hasn’t) been developments in the way women are treated....   [tags: Shakespare, Gender Inequality] 2007 words
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William Golding's "Lord of the Flies": Similar to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Author William Golding uses Lord of the Flies to paint a picture of the internal evil of man through a variety of different mechanisms. Ralph, while being one of the most civilized boys on the island, still shows characteristics that would indicate an inherent evil. Henry also displays a darker personality, even as he practices innocent childhood activities in the sand. The island on which the story takes place holds evidence that man possesses inherent evil, seen in the way the boys corrupt and destroy the innocence and purity of the tropical oasis, and viewed in the symbolic manner in which the island's pristine exterior shields a darker inside....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 1938 words
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Claudius’s Decision to Invade Britain in AD43 as Motivated by a Desire to Emulate Julius Caesar - Claudius’s Decision to Invade Britain in AD43 as Motivated by a Desire to Emulate Julius Caesar There are many arguments as to why Claudius invaded Britain in AD43. One of his motives may have been to gain a quick military triumph, which is one argument that Suetonius wrote in his book ‘The Twelve Caesars’. He had said, “Britain was the country where a real triumph could most readily be earned”. A sentence later, he also raises a point about what is known as ‘The Bericus Theory’....   [tags: Papers] 1487 words
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The Inability of Brutus to Assume Political Leadership of the Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's Play - The Inability of Brutus to Assume Political Leadership of the Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's Play In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and with themselves. Literary authors A.L. Rowse once wrote, "No issue hinders a man's leadership capabilities more than his confusing perception of honor, noble idealism, and inner self-conflict" (15). In his drama about power, nobility, assassination, and revenge, Shakespeare examines this particular issue best in his simple yet complex characterization of Brutus....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Comparing the Murder of the King in Hamlet, Richard II, Henry VIII, Macbeth and Julius Caesar - Murder of the King in Hamlet, Richard II, Henry VIII, Macbeth and Julius Caesar       Kings are everywhere in Shakespeare, from Hamlet to Richard the Second, from Henry the Eighth to Macbeth; many of the plays contain a central element of a king or autocratic head of state such as Julius Caesar, for example. They focus more specifically on the nature of that person's power, especially on the question of removing it; what it means on both a political and psychological level, how it can be achieved, and what will happen afterwards....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Analysis of the Funeral Speeches of Brutus and Marc Antony from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar - Analysis of the Funeral Speeches of Brutus and Marc Antony from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar At the funeral of Julius Caesar two characters make speeches to the plebeian mob, Brutus and Marc Antony. Shakespeare shows us the personalities of the two orators and gives one an advantage over the other. Marc Antony has an advantage over Brutus because he speaks after Brutus and he has Caesar’s body. He also interrupts Brutus’ speech. He uses a range of rhetorical devices to manipulate the crowd....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Examining how Brutus and Mark Anthony Utilise Language to Manipulate the Audience in Act 3 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar - Examining how Brutus and Mark Anthony Utilise Language to Manipulate the Audience in Act 3 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar This essay will scrutinize and analyse two speeches from Julius Caesar; firstly Brutus's funeral oration and Mark Anthony's response in Act 3 Scene 2. Brutus as a conspirator against Caesar addresses the audience to justify himself along with his other conspirator's actions whilst Mark Anthony speaks in Caesar's defence and Brutus prosecution. This essay will explore how each character uses rhetorical devices to appeal to the audience....   [tags: Papers] 1360 words
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Julius Ceasar - Character Evaluation of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar, born in 100 B.C, was a great Roman general and senator. He had a wife named Calpurnia yet no children. Though he was a memorable leader, Caesar was a physically weak man. He suffered from epilepsy and was deaf in one ear. In the beginning of the play, Caesar was returning to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign against Pompey's sons. Caesar formed the first triumvirate with Crassus and Pompey. After the death of Crassus and Caesar's defeat of Pompey, Caesar gained autocrat power....   [tags: Rome Caesar] 968 words
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Caesar and Cleopatra's Affair at the Expense of Calphurnia - Caesar and Cleopatra's Affair at the Expense of Calphurnia Abstract In the trailer to his 1934 film "Cleopatra", Cecil B. DeMille confidently suggests that the romance between the Queen of Egypt and Julius Caesar is one of history's grandest love affairs. Perhaps this statement is in a way true, but when buying into the tradition of this romance many disreputable elements of the affair are often overlooked. One such component of the romance that if looked upon with a critical eye can serve to lessen the grandeur of the affair is the ill treatment of Caesar's wife Calphurnia....   [tags: Caesar Cleopatra Papers]
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Caesar - Many people associate the &#8216;Ides of March&#8217; with the play &#8220;Julius Caesar.'; That particular day, March 15th in 44 BC, Rome lost not only a future king, but also a strong political and military leader. Julius Caesar&#8217;s life, his accomplishments, and his unfortunate assassination have etched out a place in textbooks worldwide. Caesar&#8217;s childhood was filled with many changes in the Roman Empire. Gaius Julius Caesar was born in Rome, Italy on July 12th or 13th in the year 100 BC....   [tags: essays research papers] 2566 words
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Caesar - Caesar In history it is rare to find truly great leadership, but every once in a while someone comes along so charismatic that even his enemies cannot but admire him. Rome in the first century B.C. was replete with statesmen, generals and leaders who to this day are remembered as being among the greatest and most fascinating that ever lived. But there is no doubt as to the most memorable of these. Gaius Julius Caesar lived from 100 to 44 B.C. and though his life began and ended with Rome beset by internal strife and the threat of civil war, he did more than anyone to consolidate the power of Rome and facilitate the rise of the Roman empire....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Julius Ceasar - Marcus Brutus: A noble senator who kills his friend just because of power. Julius Caesar: A dictator who just wants more and more power. Caius Cassius: A jealous senator who is willing to manipulate Brutus into murdering Caesar. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, showed how gaining power can lead to jealousy of others though murder and war. The noblest Roman in Julius Caesar was Marcus Brutus. Brutus was a noble senator . However, he was getting involved with the conspirators against Julius Caesar....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 593 words
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Julias Caesar - cripay dividends for the remainder of his career, Cromwell demanded that both officers and men meet the highest standards of moral character and honesty. He expected instant responsiveness to commands and forbade looting, swearing, or an Despite his age, Cromwell, at forty-three, raised a cavalry troop, his first military command. Following criteria that would pay dividends for the remainder of his career, Cromwell demanded that both officers and men meD or was born in the year 100 BC into a patrian family who claimed decendancy from the kings of Alba Langa and through them, Aeneas of Troy whose mother was the goddess Venus....   [tags: essays research papers] 2597 words
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Caesar Agustus - ... He was a general who fought in many battles, and succeeded immensely. In the battle Of Philippi, a civil war broke out between Augustus and Mark Antony fighting against Brutus and Cassius, the people who killed Julius Caesar. As the war went on, the war split up into Brutus against Augustus, and Mark Antony, against Cassius. In the battle, Brutus fought the forces of Augustus, and started to gain triumph over Augustus’ forces until Brutus found out that Cassius had been defeated by Mark Antony and committed suicide in result of his defeat....   [tags: ancient history, ancient rome]
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"Here Was a Caesar..." - In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar there are many characters, but few of them can be considered as tragic heroes. What makes a tragic hero. For a tragic character to be a tragic hero, they must have fallen from a high standing in society by their own hands. In other words, they must be self-destructive. This is not the sole requirement though. They must also at the end, when they can’t fall anymore, have a moment of enlightenment in which they have clarity or they realize that their fall is their own fault....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Julius Ceaser - Julius Ceaser Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was born on July 13th in 100B.C. His full name is Gaius Julius Caesar, which was the same as his father’s name. Julius Caesar was the most famous Roman general and was one of the most influential political and military leaders in history. He helped establish the vast Roman Empire. Caesar gained all his power in four different areas. Those areas are politics, government, religion, and in the military. Using these amazing powers he controlled many aspects of Roman life....   [tags: essays papers] 550 words
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Julia Caesar - Julia Caesar In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Brutus, is faced with a major problem. He has to decide whether or not to join the conspiracy, which is to kill his best friend Caesar or let him get crowned king. Thoughout the play he has to decide and his choice may effect Rome forever. Brutus decides to join the conspirators and help kill Julius Caesar. His actions show that he is a very patriotic, one who loves his country and upholds its interests, citizen of Rome....   [tags: essays papers] 836 words
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Napoleon and Caesar - Napoleon and Caesar Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar. Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of turmoil. It was Caesar, that Napoleon modeled himself after, he wanted to be as great, if not greater than Caesar. Looking to the past, Napoleon knew what steps to take in order to achieve success Napoleon devoured books on the art of war. Volume after volume of military theory was read, analyzed and criticized....   [tags: European Europe History] 1843 words
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The Emporer Caesar - The Emporer Caesar The Emperor Julius Caesar is perhaps most famous as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. His rise from a humble birth as a peasant boy to Emperor is a tale of bravery, adversity and ultimately triumph through faith. Julius Caesar was born as Groyxo Gaul in 54BC into an immigrant family in the back streets of Rome. Neither parent was rich. The German historian Guildo Horn noted: “Seine Mutter war ein Hamster und sein Vater, der von den Holunderbeeren gerochen wurde.” They were as flotsam and jetsam on the beach....   [tags: History]
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Augustus Caesar - The year 509 BC Rome finally became a Republic and thus started the Roman empire. As Rome rose to power they went through many wars and many conflicts between the plebeians and patricians. The republic was made out of 3 groups, the consuls which were 2 men elected from the senate, the senate which was made of 300 patricians, and the assembly made from plebeians. Many years later Rome started to reject the republic when it went into a series of civil wars. 3 men form the first triumvirate, Julius Caesar, Pompeii, and Crassus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julius Ceasar - Character Counts William Wordsworth once said that “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love” (Health Communications, Inc. 213). In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony exhibits the character counts pillars respect, responsibility, and also caring. Marc Antony shows his respect when everyone was against Caesar, but he still was tolerant of the difference. He displayed responsibility when after Caesar’s death, and Brutus’s speech, he told the people of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious, but true to Rome and then continued on to read Caesar’s will....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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Brutus and Caesar: Honor and Barbarism - To be noble is to be honorable, not only by birth, but as a person. Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that summarizes the infamous death of Julius Caesar, a Roman dictator, and the whereabouts of the Romans who were involved with his death. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, contrasts honor and tortility using the imperial Marcus Brutus and the barbaric dictator Julius Caesar to reveal the importance of internal values among the Roman people. Brutus joins a group of conspirators to help kill one of his very close friends because he thinks it will benefit Rome....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 739 words
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Caesar’s Reincarnation - Caesar’s Reincarnation According to an ancient Norse saying, “All creatures die, including men, but one thing never dies, the renown of the noble dead.” In the play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare leaves several hints suggesting that Caesar, “…the foremost man in all this world,” (4.3.22) never truly dies. His faithful follower, Mark Antony, embodies his personality. His lasting memories and role in the purpose of the conspiracy keep him alive in name. And the appearance of his ghost, haunting the conspirators before their deaths, keeps him alive in sprit ....   [tags: Shakespeare] 1201 words
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Augustus Caesar - Augustus Caesar Works Cited Missing Augustus Caesar, the Rome's first true Emperor was the historical figure who had the greatest impact upon the western world between the dawn of civilization and the end of the middle ages. Augustus Caesar (31B.C. - 14 A.D.) was originally named Gaius Octivian, the name Augustus was granted by the Roman Senate, which means magnificent. The success of Augustus was he developed an honest government, and during his reign, he rebuilt many structures to improve the Roman Empire, which included temples and roads with classical style....   [tags: Classics Rome Emperor Essays] 1102 words
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Augustus Caesar - Augustus Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian as he was called until the adoption by Caesar, later called Augustus Caesar) was born 23 September, 63 BC. Augustus was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar and later became his heir after he learned that his grand-uncle had adopted him. Augustus Caesar was with out a doubt the greatest political leader in the Roman Empire. He made Rome what think of it as and what we study today. Octavian’s first public appearance was in 51 BC when he delivered his grandmother’s eulogy....   [tags: Papers] 869 words
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The Role of the Hero in Julius Cesar - “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No—it’s Superman!” A flying figure in a blue and red body suit, the chest marked with the trademark “S”, is what most people usually have in mind when the word ‘hero’ comes up. A person with super strength, invulnerability, X-ray vision, and super breath seems to be the poster child of a hero. But not all heroes come in that package, wrapped up in blue tights and a red cape. Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes, and a person doesn’t necessarily need superpowers to make them a hero....   [tags: Shakespeare] 1388 words
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The Role of Heroism in Julius Cesar - Andrew Bernstein once proclaimed “A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.” Julius Caesar was a tragic play that tests the classic hero/villain persona; these qualities are explored through the character actions of Marcus Brutus. Brutus joins a conspiracy against Caesar’s rule, and it grew to a bigger problem. These tribulations went way beyond the thoughts of any of the conspirators, and through thick and thin Brutus remained true. Brutus was a noble hero who was tested many times, and through this he was still able to maintain his honor and nobility till the end, he loved and trusted all Romans with all his heart, and his intentions were always for the better of Rome....   [tags: Shakespeare] 779 words
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Caesar: Delicious Salad and Depravèd Downfall - Caesar: Delicious Salad and Depravèd Downfall In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, a group of conspirators assassinates Julius Caesar, creating chaos in Rome and ultimately causing the downfall of the Republic. In the play, the character of Julius Caesar is the main tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character in high standing in society who causes his or her own downfall because of a serious character flaw(s). In the play, Caesar is portrayed as arrogant and prideful, which ultimately leads to his downfall and death at the hands of men who were once his allies....   [tags: Character Analysis] 676 words
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The Sacrilege: Caesar A Political Mastermind - The Sacrilege: Caesar A Political Mastermind Throughout the book "The Sacrilege," Caesar evolved from a political nothing, to a political mastermind. It is easy to see his progress through the eyes of a character by the name of Decius. He helps use to realize that Caesar wanted three main things in this scheme. He desired money, some military men, and finally a consulship. To get what he wanted, Caesar had to be smart, powerful, and a little sneaky. Decius changes his views on how he views Caesar through a series of events throughout the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Leadership In Julius Ceasar - In Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, the use of diverse leaders plays an important role in the plot, showing vividly how strong personalities conflict. This is the case with Brutus and Cassius, the two leaders among the several conspirators. The story of Julius Caesar is set in ancient Rome during a time when Julius Caesar is to become king. This, however, angers Cassius, a nobleman, and he plots with Brutus and others to kill him before he becomes king. They do just that, justifying their actions by saying Caesar was too ambitious and would have gone insane with power....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Julius Ceasar Flattery - Flattery will get you nowhere. At the beginning of the story this quote might appear to be false, but as the story unfolds it only leads to the down fall of all involved. Throughout Julius Caesar, both friends and enemies use flattery and manipulation to obtain their goals. The first main use of flattery is used by Cassius on Brutus in Act 1, Scene 2 and in Act 2, Scene 1. Cassius tries his hardest to force Brutus to join the revolt against Caesar, but Brutus resists, stating his loyalty and faithfulness to Rome....   [tags: essays research papers] 600 words
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The role of Women in Julius Ceasar - The role of Women in Julius Ceasar In the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, women play an important role. The women are important factors in foreshadowing and in the development of many of the characters. To look at the role of women in the play we must look deeper in to the roles of the only two women in the play; Calpurnia, wife of Caesar, and Portia, wife of Brutus. Both of these women are key in foreshadowing the murder of Caesar. After Caesar’s murder we do not hear much of either of them....   [tags: Essays Papers] 867 words
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Psychoanalysis of Caesar and Cassius - In the play, Julius Caesar, many characters are objected to possible failure. Two of the most prominent of these characters are Cassius and Caesar. They both react to this possibility of failure similarly, and in such a way that is in acquiescence with other theories of relating with failure and its tendency in humans. Cassius’s non-belief in fate changes when nearing his death. During the beginning of the play, he felt that he was in charge of his own destiny, “Men at some times are masters of their fates....   [tags: essays research papers] 545 words
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The Politics of Caesar Augustus - The Politics of Caesar Augustus In 31BC Augustus won the battle of Actium against his former colleague in the triumvirate, but now bitter rival, Antony and the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, after having been in the triumvirate since 43BC. This immediately faced him with a grating predicament; he now sought to fit his own position, as sole remaining member of the triumvirate, with the old republican system. He had several problems, one of which was that all through the civil war with Antony he had portrayed Antony to be a tyrant and a ruthless man who wanted to rule Rome for himself, as a dictator....   [tags: Roman History Roman Empire] 2632 words
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The Four Literary Tools Used in Julius Ceasar - In this speech, the crowd's initial feelings consisted of mourning and solemnnity. Brutus' speech put a note of finality on the controversy of Caesar's murder, allowing his audience to let go and not pursue the conspirators against Julius Caesar. After Brutus' speech at Caesar's classic funeral, Marc Antony makes a vigorous speech. Where Brutus used no passion, Mark Antony exploited it at every possibility. The crowd's feelings are changed greatly because of Antony's moving speech. Antony employs diction and repetition tactfully to implore the audience to Brutus' dark agenda....   [tags: Literary Techniques, English Literature] 1023 words
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Mark Anthony - When a close friend of somebody’s is murder and he or she cannot point his or her finger, literality, to the killer because he or she promised not to do so. What can he or she do. Well, Marc Antony accused Brutus, the murderer, using words, also known as rhetoric, as his weapon of choice. In the beginning Brutus murder Caesar, a close friend of Antony, in fear that Caesar will become Crown Emperor of Rome and become a corrupt leader. When he murder Caesar, Brutus use rhetoric, figures of speech, to win over the hearts of people, discredit Caesar’s reputation, and maybe gain some creditability for himself....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Brutus, Caesar] 1547 words
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The Nature of Change - ... Russell suggests several reasons why societies would resist change,“The most important of these [reasons] is the instinct of conventionality,” (Russell 1). Russell suggests in this quote that the most important reason that societies resist change is because they have grown accustomed to the way things were before the change came about. This is not entirely true of the Roman masses, who were quick to accept Caesar as a valid leader as soon as he proved his military skill and deemed him worthy of ruling Rome....   [tags: Shakespeare, Caesar, Brutus, Anthony] 994 words
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Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor - Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor In ancient history there have been many great leaders who had saved the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we know of today. Augustus Caesar was without a question the greatest political leader in the history of the Roman Empire.      As a young adolescent, Octavian demonstrated his leadership ability long before having thoughts of becoming the first emperor of Rome....   [tags: Rome European History] 777 words
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Madness and Ambition - ... (Shakespeare Act V, Sc.I, lines 47-48). Ultimately this authority causes Brutus to come to the conclusion that Caesar’s tyranny must be prevented through his death (Sims). Caesar’s newfound power put Brutus, his former supporter, in a position where the only way to save the republic would be to depose of its current leader. Caesar’s demise was indirectly caused by his hunger for power, which caused Brutus to kill him in order to stop the would be dictator (Sims). The idea of deposing Caesar spread like wildfire through the Senate and eventually escalated into murder....   [tags: Classics, Caesar, Shakespeare]
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"Would You Have Me False to My Nature?" - ... Its tyrannical despotism is obvious from the violence of its movements and the uncertainty of its deliberations. In true democracy, one acts through deputies, who are authorized by election; the mission of those elected by the people and the authority that such officials carry constitute the public power.” Because of this paradigm shift, direct democracy declined in popularity; it was attempted by the French after their revolution in 1789, but failed miserably. The only nation with direct democracy today is Switzerland, and it is only practiced at the lower levels of government....   [tags: Classics, Caesar, Shakespeare]
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Honorable Actions Make a True Hero - “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves” (I.ii.147-148). Julius Caesar, is a tragedy about an honorable hero in the attendance of Julius Caesar. William Shakespeare, in his play, Julius Caesar, used vicious villains and egotistical heroes in order to prove how honorable actions make a true hero. Brutus murdered Caesar for the good of Rome. Although he killed Caesar, he did not do it for himself, but for the entire society of Rome. Mark Antony, an enemy to Brutus, also thought that he was a hero....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 672 words
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