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Revenge in Julius Caesar - Revenge in Julius Caesar Revenge. Revenge causes one to act blindly without reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, however this principle is not always a justified one to follow. In Julius Caesar, Antony seeks to avenge the death of Caesar. Antony acts on emotion which leads to the demise of Brutus, who is a noble man that does not deserve to be killed. Revenge is a central theme within Julius Caesar. This is demonstrated through Antony's desire to avenge Caesar's death, and also the return of Julius Caesar's ghost....   [tags: Papers] 933 words
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Julius Caesar: Tragic Hero - Tragic Hero Essay Sometimes our friends keep us from achieving our goals. We make sacrifices to make our friends a part of our goals and achievements. If a friend gets left out, we stay behind with them to keep them from being alone. Some achievements require us to leave out our friends. This is what happens in the case of Julius Caesar. He became the ruler of Rome, leaving out his good friend Brutus. Brutus and other conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar turning him into a tragic hero....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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Speech Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Speech Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Emotional Speech Analysis William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” is a well-written stage play. Shakespeare included many good speeches in his plays; one of the best was the one delivered by Antony. Antony’s speech came very shortly after Julius Caesar’s death, and the city was in much chaos. The crowd had just heard Brutus’s speech. Brutus was one of the murderers of Caesar. Antony was trying to raise the crowd to mutiny. His speech appealed to ones emotions and used many rhetorical devices....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Biography of Julius Caesar - Biography of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of the history of the Greco - Roman world decisively and irreversibly. With his courage and strength he created a strong empire. What happened during his early political career. How did he become such a strong dictator of the Roman Empire. What events led up to the making of the first triumvirate. How did he rise over the other two in the triumvirate and why did he choose to take over. What happened during his reign as dictator of Rome....   [tags: essays research papers] 2008 words
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julius caesar - flattery - In William Shakespeare's tragic play Julius Caesar, an under appreciated factor of flattery and persuasion plays an important role in the choices of the leaders. Cassius uses flattery with Brutus. Decius uses flattery with Caesar, and Antony uses flattery with Brutus. Cassius persuades and flatters Brutus. Cassius knows that Caesar would do harm to Rome if he became leader. Brutus would be a powerful force in the conspirator's movement to kill Caesar before Caesar becomes king and destroys Rome....   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Analysis Of Julius Caesar - In the play ‘Julius Caesar’ by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, the Emperor of Rome, is murdered during the third Act. It has been suggested that power and the quest for power are the reasons behind his murder. Power is defined as a position of authority or control with the ability to do or act upon you will. The issue to be investigated is whether Brutus, Octavius and Antony became so corrupted in their quest for power that they killed Julius Caesar, so as to gain his power. It has also been suggested that ‘power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely’....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1468 words
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar In Act 1, Scene 1 we are introduced to Flavius and Marullus, and we soon learn that they are not too fond of Caesar and instead preferred the previous ruler Pompey. In their speeches they should sound resentful about Caesar to show their dislike for him. When Flavius says "These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch…and keep us all in servile fearfulness", this shows their fears regarding the possibility of Caesar becoming tyrannical and making them slaves, which leads me to believe they should sound angry and bitter when saying this....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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How Caesar contributed to the breakdown of the Roman republic - Gaius Julius Caesar ( 100 BCE – 44 BCE) contributed to the breakdown of the roman republic through his political military by decreasing senate power, dismissing Rome’s aversion to monarchy, and his attempt to remove senate, military and religious authority, as well as his civil war; in which he overthrew the government and walked on the Rubicon river. The Roman Republic’s degeneration is Europe’s first case of the downfall of a constitutional system. The previous consuls and dictators of Rome during the republic also influenced the republics destruction however, these actions collaboratively impacted towards the end of the republic by Caesars anti-republic like methods and leadership role....   [tags: Gaius Julius Caesar, Political Military, Senate]
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar “I am no orator as Brutus is.” During Antony’s speech he convinces the plebs to change sides, and persuades them to believie everything he says. ================================================================== A crucial elements is that Antony speaks after Brutus....   [tags: Papers] 484 words
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Julius Caesar (Superstisions Analysis) - "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice," proclaimed William Jennings Bryan. Many people believe in destiny and fate and a set-in-stone, unbreakable path for their lives. Caesar’s ego warps and distorts his interpretation of various superstitions in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. Although he believes in superstition and the supernatural, he selectively chooses his interpretation. Be it a dream, fortune-telling, or a common superstition, it always benefits Caesar, or it just isn’t true....   [tags: essays research papers] 701 words
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar How could this have happened. More to the point why did it happen. Caesar's dead and I didn't even get to say goodbye. So what the soothsayer said must have had some truth in it, when he said "Beware the ides of March". What shall I do. First I'm going to have to send the servant and try to get permission from Brutus to speak at the Capitol, otherwise I won't be able to live with myself if Caesar gets buried and no one but me mourns him properly....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a big Dictator. He was very power hungry and wanted to be in charge of everything he did. He was assonated for being to power hungry he was thought of a threat to the senate in result assonated by the senate. Julius Caesar’s was a dictator throughout his political years. Julius Caesar was born on July13th 100BCE to Gaius and Auriliea. Julius Caesar has been involved in politics as early of 20 years old. . When Julius was little he lived in the worst time of the Roman....   [tags: English Literature Essays]
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Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare is one of the greatest play writers ever born, And this is shown by how popular his plays are still today even after thousands of years. One of his famous plays still in use today is Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is one of the greatest plays ever written and has been read or seen by many generations. There are many topics that can be chosen to talk about in Julius Caesar and one of those topics is the presents of the supernatural Caesar or Caesar’s ghost and what affect he has on the living....   [tags: essays research papers] 389 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar When the name Julius Caesar is heard, it can only trigger the image of a great leader that led Rome into prosperity. Caesar's military excellence brought more power and more land; that lead to the increase of size and strength in Rome. His dictatorship helped the stability and prosperity in Rome. Caesar's assassination lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. His death lead to a domino effect ending in the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. Many people of the 21st century follow the path of Julius Caesar and try to be as great as he was....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History] 1596 words
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Julius Caesar - The Life And Death of Gaius Julius Caesar In my opinion, no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as Julius Caesar does. Caesar was born on July 12, 100 BC in Rome, Italy (Encarta 2000). His father belonged to the prestigious Julian clan (Internet Explorer) His uncle by marriage was Gaius Marius, leader of the Populares which supported agrarian reform and opposed the Optimates (Comptons Encyclopedia). Marius saw to it that Julius Caesar was appointed flamen dialis which is a archaic priesthood with no power....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar was the dictator of Rome from 61-44 BCE. He was born in the year 100 BC into a patrician family who claimed decendancy from the kings of Alba Langa. At the time of his birth, Rome was still a republic and the empire was only beginning. Caesar made his way to praetorship by 62 BC and many senate felt him a dangerous, ambitious man. The senate did their best to keep him out of consulship. He finally became consul in 59 BC. Caesar was at the pinnacle of his power when he returned from Spain in 45, yet within a year he was once again facing problems with the Optimates, and had seeming lost the support of the ever fickle populance of Rome....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Julius Caesar - In Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", Caesar is displayed as a powerful and dynamic figure in Rome because of his many accomplishments in previous wars as well as battles. When Caesar returns to Rome from a recent victorious defeat in battle, he receives a warm welcome by all the citizens of Rome. They consider and see Caesar as a hero and a strong individual, which is why they attempt to crown him King three times. A group of generals in Caesar's army are jealous and concerned with the amount of power Caesar has; they make arrangements to kill him....   [tags: World Literature] 768 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, the literary element of the tragic hero is evident. In general, a tragic hero must meet several important qualifications. He must come from a good background and have high social status, he must have a tragic flaw that leads to his downfall, and this flaw must be punished either by death or banishment. In this portrayal of the history of the Roman Empire, Shakespeare explores the lives of Julius Caesar and his acquaintances. Though all of the characters are very important to the plot of the play, none of them obtain the characteristics of a tragic hero as Caesar does....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar This is the attractive story based on true history of the birth of the Roman Empire, beginning with the brutal murder of their leader, Julius Caesar. Three of the characters show the human traits of being three-dimensional and dynamic, Anthony, Caesar's loyal companion; Cassius, one of the conspirators; and Caesar himself. This story begins from a Caesar’s returning from a war. He brings a lot of money, slaves glory. Romans are very proud of him and they all love him....   [tags: Papers] 654 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar William Shakespeare has written many plays that touched millions of people throughout the centuries. His works are still the most controversial ones favored by many Literature critics because his plays generate spontaneous debates on issues such as friendship, revenge, human ambitions and moralities that lead to dynamic discussion among people. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, friendship vs. duty is one of the major themes that is developed. One's struggle over the choice between friendship and duty is depicted through the main character, Brutus, as he battles himself to choose between his duty to carry out people's will and his own conscious hitting on his faithful...   [tags: essays papers] 1680 words
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Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The various men who happened to object to his assassination had different personal desires for their actions. Depending on each of their actions, words or even tone of voice they may misrepresent them and may be misinterpreted. Brutus, Cassius, and Antony had motives for their actions. I will explain what each of them stood to gain from the death of Caesar. Brutus, servant and close friend to Caesar, has a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and it people....   [tags: essays research papers] 422 words
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Julius Caesar - How Betrayal Led to Downfall in Julius Caesar In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happen. They form a conspiracy and kill Caesar. Brutus, an honorable Roman and a very good friend of Caesar’s, betrays Caesar by killing him for the good of Rome. Antony, Caesar’s best friend and another honorable Roman, betrays Brutus by turning against the conspirators....   [tags: essays research papers] 573 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Themes play an integral role in the play Julius Caesar. The actions and the way that the characters express themselves define the themes in the play. The play is not comprised of one or two themes, but rather made up of an innumerable amount of them. A major theme in the play is fate. Fate is found from the smallest instance such as a dream to the prediction from a soothsayer. Another theme that is prevalent in the play is betrayal. Julius Caesar is betrayed along with many other people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julius Caesar - The story of Julius Caesar’s assassination has been told both historically and fictionally. Historical sources focus on the facts of the assassination, while fictionary works focus more on the characters and the drama of the story. Because of the different purposes of the sources, there are many differences between the historical and fictional stories. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar adds certain details and dramatic elements to make the story more interesting and to make the play more enjoyable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1677 words
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Julius Caesar - Cassius If there were to be a villain in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius would be it. Cassius is the character who first thought up of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. His motives weren’t as noble as Brutus’ but he made Brutus believe they were. Cassius did whatever it took to get Brutus to join in the conspiracy. We can clearly see Cassius’ true nature by what he does and says in the play. Cassius is a sly, deceitful and an untrustworthy character. Caesar described him best. He said (act1, scene 2, line 195), “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Julius Caesar - Who’s The Noblest of the Main Characters in Julius Caesar. When attempting to get a read on all the characters of the play Julius Caesar and which one has the smallest flaws you need to look at each character and evaluate them individually. You have to consider if Aristotle would consider them noble or not. You have to decipher if the characters are being noble for the right reasons. You have to also look at which characters exhibit positive virtues and which ones don’t. Aristotle says, “virtue or excellence is a characteristic involving choice, and that it consists in observing the mean relative to us, a mean which is defined by a rationale principal, such as a man of practical wisdom wou...   [tags: essays research papers] 2002 words
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Julius Caesar - In Julius Caesar Brutus displays the traits of a tragic hero through out this play but being a good person but makes an error in judgment, and when this error occurred it causes his own downfall. First off is that Brutus makes an error in judgment by joining the conspiracy to over throw Caesar. But the only reason that Brutus had joined was because his tragic flaw was honor; he lived his life on the guidelines of honor and loyalty. Now lastly Brutus had caused his very own downfall when after killing Caesar all of Rome has now turned against the conspirators....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Everyday life in Rome was quite organised. People could only dress that represented themselves and their status. Being a Roman citizen was very important and even the poor of the poor were proud to be Roman. Rome was governed by the triumvirate. This included Pompey, Crassus and Julius Caesar. Unfortunately Crassus died in a battle. This caused disruption and Caesar and Pompey fell out because neither wanted to share Rome. Eventually Caesar killed Pompey and his two sons....   [tags: Free Essays] 386 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Julius Caesar is one of the famous personalities of the world history. It was Caesar who ended the Roman republic and paved the way for the later Roman emperors. Although there is a lot written about him, there was always debate if he was a hero or a villain. But for many people, including myself, Caesar is an interesting person. I will give the facts of his remarkable life and leave you to decide if he was a hero or tyrant. When Caesar was a young boy he had to escape the wrath of the dictator Sulla....   [tags: Papers] 918 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was born on July 12/13, 100. BC, and died March 15, 44 BC.Julius Caesar was a celebrated Roman general and statesman, the conqueror of Gaul (58-50 BC), victor in the Civil War of 49-46 BC, and dictator (46-44 BC), who was launching a series of political and social reforms, when he was assassinated by a group of nobles led by Brutus in the Senate House on the Ides of March, in an attempt to free Rome of the dictatorship. After Caesar's death Marc Anthony waged a war with the murderer of his mentor, ending with the suicide of Brutus....   [tags: essays papers] 628 words
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Julius Caesar - SUMMARY: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is the story of the resulting conflicts from the assassination of perpetual dictator and Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. A great friend of Caesar, Mark Antony, comes to the senate to see the dead body of their dictator. He pretends to not be angry at those who took part in the assassination, and asks to speak at his funeral, a request which he is granted. However, after the men leave, he begins a soliloquy in which he suggests that Caesar's spirit will take revenge upon his murderers and invoke a war involving the entire country....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was said to be the greatest man in the Roman world. This man whos name alone commands power, success and respect. Born in 102 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar. His aunt had married as a youth of seventeen to the daughter of Cinna, another leader of the fraction that was opposed to the aristocratic party under Sulla, Marius, great rival. A year or two later, when Sulla had become supreme in the state, the young man was ordered to put away his wife. He refused, and his life was saved only through the intercession of powerful friends in Rome....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julius Caesar - JULIUS CAESAR William Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616. During his time, he wrote and established many plays. Although he lived about 400 years ago, his themes still have proven their universality today. A good example of this is in the play, Julius Caesar. One of the themes in this play is that there are many methods of manipulation, that persuade and influence people into a certain direction, sometimes too quickly, without thought. Shakespeare distorts the views of people to show that commoners or plebeians in the play, tend to change their minds without thought or consideration....   [tags: essays research papers] 773 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar’s legacy and attributes are just as robust today as they were in his time. From the time he took power to the time of his death he accomplished more than many other men would have done in a lifetime. He brought the Roman Empire to its height and from his death on, the Empire did nothing but fall. He was one of the world’s greatest leaders and probably the best. At the age of 15 Caesar became head of his family when his father died in 85bc. His family wanted him to pursue a religious career as the priest of Jupiter but Caesar had other plans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julius Caesar - The title of this play is “Julius Caesar.” This play was written by William Shakespeare in the past. The play involves many different characters, events, and emotional feelings. Mark Antony is a skillful orator because he has experience, knows how to sway the mob, and knows how to keep them on his side and how to persuade them. Antony is a very skillful orator. Throughout the speeches that were given by Antony, he proved this statement. He used multiple methods to achieve the feelings of the crowd....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar Expository Essay The decisions that one man makes can determine the length of life. Rome has many people that have the characteristics to be great leaders. Antony is a manipulative man, Brutus is an honorable man, and Octavius is a quiet strength. All three men would do an excellent job in leading Rome. Antony is a manipulative man. This is shown throughout the play in several cases, but most prominently at Caesar’s funeral. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse....   [tags: essays papers] 925 words
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The Assassination of Juilius Caesar . In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Human nature causes people to behave in unusual ways, such as the envy of another’s power may result in bloodshed. The ancient Romans had three men, called a triumvirate, to rule the people. In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the triumvirate during the time period consisted of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Marcus Crassus; however, after the deaths of Pompey and Crassus, Julius Caesar became the sole ruler of Rome. Caesar represented the Populists Party and ruled for the common people....   [tags: ruler, ambitious, enemies]
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Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius - Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius       In the play Julius Caesar, written and preformed by William Shakespeare, there are many characters, but two, Brutus and Cassius, stood out. The play begins in Rome where a celebration of Julius Caesar's victory over the former ruler of Rome, Pompeii. The victory leads to Caesar's betrayal by his jealous companions. Senators and other high status figures are jealous of Caesar's new and growing power, while others, like Brutus, fear the tyrannical rule Caesar could enforce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Why Augustus Caesar was a Better Ruler than Julius Caesar - ... Julius Caesar was a warlord, not a peace goer. This played a major role in Caesar’s ethics in leadership. “He was assigned the rule of Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul and Illyricum with four legions for five years (58 B.C.–54 B.C.)” (Columbia Electric Encyclopedia) This was Caesar’s first major mission as a warlord, and this is what he formed his leadership skills from. Caesar also metaphorically declared war on Rome when he crossed the river Rubicon. “On January 10–11, 49 BC, Caesar led his troops across the little river Rubicon, the boundary between his province of Cisalpine Gaul and Italy proper....   [tags: two greatest leaders of Rome]
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Gaius Julius Caesar - Gaius Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar has been described as one of the most influential political and military leaders in history. He began the Roman transition from a republic to an empire. Caesar united Rome under his ruthless power; he controlled religion, senate, and the military. He almost made himself emperor, and this was the fact that inspired his assassination. Caesar was born in Rome on July 12 or 13, 100 BC. He started his education early, as a young man he was placed under the tutorship of M....   [tags: Papers] 1248 words
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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero Essay In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, I saw two main characters as tragic heroes. First, I saw Julius Caesar as a tragic hero because his will to gain power was so strong that he ended up losing his life for it. The fact that he could have been such a strong leader was destroyed when he was killed by conspirators. I saw Marcus Brutus as a second tragic hero in this play. Brutus was such a noble character that did not deserve to die....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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Comparison of the Two Speeches in Julius Caesar - Comparison of the Two Speeches in Julius Caesar   In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, two speeches are given to the people of Rome about Caesar's death. In Act 3, Scene 2 of this play Brutus and Antony both try to sway the minds of the Romans toward their views. Brutus tried to make the people believe he killed Caesar for a noble cause. Antony tried to persuade the people that the conspirators committed an act of brutality toward Caesar and were traitors. The effectiveness and ineffectiveness of both Antony's and Brutus's speech to the people are conveyed through tone and rhetorical devices....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Superstition In Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Superstition In Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Superstition has been around almost since people first inhabited the earth. For this reason, it has played a main role in many classical pieces of literature. One of Shakespeare’s tragedies, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is full of superstition and the supernatural. It contained so much superstition in order to foreshadow key events in the plot, to further develop characters, and to thrill and relate to the Elizabethan audience for whom the play was written....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1411 words
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The Flaws of Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare - The Flaws of Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Brutus’ tragic flaws are part of what makes him a tragic hero. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is a great example of a tragic hero. His tragic flaws are honor, poor judgement, and idealism (Bedell). In Shakespeare’s plays, the tragic hero and his flaws cause the downfall of the play (Tragic Flaws). In the play Julius Caesar, Cassius and the other conspirators take advantage of Brutus’ honor. The conspirators wrote Brutus fake letters from the public to get him to join them....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Julius Caesar Comparsion - Many of the problems that Julius Caesar faced during his rule are still problems that the world still faces today. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the problems are clearly evident. The main problem is the inherit distrust in people of government that is caused by unstable governments. One relationship between the PRI in Mexico and the Government of J.C. is that the people might think that they are running the government but they actually are not. For example in Mexico the PRI appoints every political offices and nominations....   [tags: essays research papers] 528 words
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The Conspirators Errored in Murdering Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar (100-44BC) was one of the greatest men produced by ancient Rome and he remains today a famous personality in world history (Barlow 2005). The conspirators were wrong to murder Julius Caesar in three ways. Firstly, they were morally wrong in the removal of Caesar. Secondly, they failed to consider a practical benefit to Rome in the murder of Caesar, resulting in only more problems. Lastly and most importantly, the conspirators were wrong to murder Julius Caesar because they placed their interests before those of Rome....   [tags: Ancient History] 1346 words
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The Downfalls of Julius Caesar, Cassius and Brutus - The Downfalls of Julius Caesar, Cassius and Brutus A tale based on false complements, greed and manipulation, which leads to the destruction of three high status men of Rome. Flaws in personality results to tragedy- pride and ambition invites murder, greed, envy and a fiery nature leads to self destruction; and a weak hold on making judgments results to another suicide. This play was written by William Shakespear, in which he based it around 400B.C., which showed us how three significant people of Rome had died because of mistakes, they had made....   [tags: Papers] 992 words
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Julius Caesar - A True Great Man - Julius Caesar - A True Great Man Julius Caesar was undoubtedly a man who changed history. His life and its story have inspired generations of awe and scrupulous study. Many would argue he is the most influential man in recorded history. However, can the great Caesar truly be declared a ‘event-making man’, according to the criteria of the Great Man Theory. Did he truly influence the course of history through his own extraordinary acts of will and leadership. Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the right time, being only the pawn of a greater scheme....   [tags: Great Man Theory Analysis] 1752 words
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Loyalty of Antony and Brutus in Julius Caesar - The Loyalties of Antony and Brutus Antony and Brutus are both loyal, noble men and their loyalties shape their characters, drives their actions, and decides the very future of Rome. Brutus loves Caesar, but he loves Rome more. Antony has no need to choose between his country and best friend. Before Caesar's death both men are guarded and somewhat a secret to the reader. After Caesar's murder, however, their true personalities emerge. Antony and Brutus may seem the same, and that was they are in theory, from their positions, character traits, to the very friend's they keep they are alike almost to a point of absurdity....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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The Speech of Marcus Antonius in Julius Caesar - The speech made by Marcus Antonius, called Antony, in Act Three, Scene Two of Julius Caesar shows that despite being considered a sportsman above all else, he is highly skilled with the art of oratory as well. In the play by William Shakespeare, this speech is made at the funeral of Caesar after he is killed by Brutus and the other conspirators. Brutus claimed earlier, in his own funeral speech, that the killing of Caesar was justified. He felt that Caesar was a threat, and too ambitious to be allowed as ruler....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Cassius vs. Brutus in Julius Caesar - Both Cassius and Brutus play major roles in the play Julius Caesar. Cassius and Brutus both plan Caesar’s death. Although they are working towards a common goal, Cassius and Brutus have very different motivations for doing this. On the one hand, Cassius sees it as a way to gain more power for himself while destroying the king and all his power. On the other hand, Brutus believes that in killing Caesar he is preserving peace for the Romans’ future years. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses different techniques to create biased characterizations of the two men so that readers and viewers develop identical attitudes towards each of them....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Nature of Power in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a political drama which examines the nature of power and leadership in Rome. A conspiracy of eight men, headed by Cassius and Brutus, plan the assignation of their leader, Julius Caesar. However while Cassius is driven by envy, Brutus on the other hand believes he is acting for the good of Rome. In Rome at the start of the play there is a vibrant atmosphere. As Caesar overthrows Pompey for the crown the crowd erupt into delight. In spite of the overwhelming support he still has a few doubters still lurking around....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1294 words
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Mark Antony´s Loyalty in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Mark Antony’s loyalty to Julius Caesar, went as far that one could call his behavior that of a servant as he often did anything Caesar requested of him as Caesar asks if he will touch his wife, Calpurnia, during the holy race, Lupercalia. The belief that since Mark Antony was a holy man him touching Calpurnia during this race would make her fertile and she would be able to become pregnant with Caesar’s child. Mark Antony assures his friend and leader he will do so. His loyalty to Julius Caesar might have even gone to far....   [tags: Friendship, Politics]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Mark Antony in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Tautology is the repetition of an idea in two, nearly synonymous, words or phrases. “The evil that men do lives after them/The good is oft interred with their bones” (III.ii.74-75) is an example of this device. Antony is saying that people and their good die, but the evil they have done will live on. Caesar was a good person, that is what Antony is try to preserve. These two statements both say that. Antony uses tautology to reiterate his point, and to strengthen his argument. Antony also uses irony, a rhetorical device that relies on the discrepancy between what is said and what is meant, in his speech....   [tags: persuasion, personable, irony]
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