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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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"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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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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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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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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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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Caesar’s Reincarnation - ... I only speak right on” (3.2.218-220). Furthermore, his ambition is evident in the elimination of Lepidus from the Second Triumvirate. Seeking more power for himself, Antony derides Lepidus and compares him to a donkey, for he does not know how to lead; he is only useful for taking orders. Mark Antony is also ambitious in his desire to bring Caesar to justice. His two-faced nature is like that of Caesar’s, further promoting a sense of ambition in Mark Antony. Lastly, Mark Antony resembles Caesar, for the two are ruthless....   [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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Mark Anthony - ... He told the people of Roman how great of a leader Caesar was by saying “he hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: did this in Caesar seem ambitious. “(Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 3.2). Here Antony explains his use of irony above and why Caesar is not ambitious in any way, also in the same sense threw in a rhetorical question, asking the obvious. Does Caesar seem ambitious. No. Antony uses of rhetorical question above is legendary that by giving a counter example how someone who did such great deed can be known as an ambitious being, and by doing this Antony uses of irony would set in nicely by having logic reasoning by persuading the crowd....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Brutus, Caesar] 1547 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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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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A Tragic Hero - ... This implies that Brutus is a man on a near caliber to that of her father. Even after Brutus is run out of Rome, he keeps his high status by becoming a general. One of the qualities of being a tragic hero is high social status, and Brutus has this quality. Brutus has several tragic flaws. One of these tragic flaws is how he trusts people a lot. Brutus says that he “know[s] that we shall have [Antony] well to a friend” (1140). He trusts Antony will be a friend of the conspirators, yet he seems to not realize that Antony is obliviously against them, because they killed his friend....   [tags: Character, Brutus, Cassius, Caesar] 916 words
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Examination of the Speeches at Caesar's Funeral and Their Importance to the Play - Examination of the Speeches at Caesar's Funeral and Their Importance to the Play The play “Julius Caesar” was written by William Shakespeare, in the summer of 1599. During the play Brutus (Caesar’s “honourable” friend) and Antony (also Julius Caesar’s friend) attend Caesar’s funeral, after he was violently stabbed to death, by the conspirators at the senate chambers in the capitol, on the 15th March (the ides of March). Brutus was one of his murderers, as cassius plays on Brutus’ pride to draw him into a conspiracy to death rone Caesar....   [tags: Papers] 1148 words
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Julius Ceasar - Julius Ceaser was the Roman general and statesman, who laid the foundations of the Roman imperial system. Born in Rome on July 12 or 13, 100 BC, Caesar belonged to the prestigious Julian clan; yet from early childhood he knew controversy. His uncle by marriage was Gaius Marius, leader of the populares. This party supported agrarian reform and was opposed by the reactionary optimates, a senatorial faction. Marius was seven times consul , and the last year he held office, just before his death in 86 BC, he exacted a terrifying toll on the optimates....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1446 words
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Augustus - Augustus Octavian, later known as Augustus was thought to be one of the most important leaders in Roman history. He was brought up through tough competition though; being the adopted son of Julius Caesar he had a lot to live up to. Even historians today when compared to his father say he, Augustus, did more for the country than did his father. His father Julius Caesars' rise to power brought forth many disgruntled people who held much resentment toward their leader. This led to the assassination of Caesar by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius, on the steps of Roman senate on March 15, 44 b.c....   [tags: Papers, Octavian, Greek, caesar] 315 words
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Differentiating Between Hero and Antagonist in Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare - Differentiating Between Hero and Antagonist in Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare Within many of William Shakespeare's tragedies, the reader can easily distinguish between the hero and the antagonist. Unfortunately, this seemingly elementary task proves rather arduous when applied to William Shakespeare's tragedy of Julius Caesar. Upon conclusion of the play, the reader is left with an empty feeling (no thanks to the ever quick-witted bard Shakespeare) when confronted with the question: who is the tragic hero of the play....   [tags: Papers] 1714 words
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Comparing the Struggle for Power in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Invisible Man and Julius - The Struggle for Power in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Invisible Man, Julius Caesar, and Lord Of The Flies If you delve into the content of almost any novel, there is almost always some kind of struggle for power. It could be for rightful integration into society; power over an island; power over a country; or in some cases, even power over the minds of others. These not at all uncommon struggles for power are what keep us interested in the plot of a book. The ongoing battle between a character and his cause makes it impossible to put down a good book....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1168 words
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Civil War on Pompey - Civil War on Pompey In 49 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army, declaring civil war on Pompey and his supporters in the Senate. In this paper, I will explore the political and legal issues that pushed Caesar to the brink. Looking at Rome’s political struggles at the dawn of the first century B.C., it becomes apparent that the groundwork for Caesar’s Republic shattering revolt was lain down by Marius and Sulla. To be more specific, the stage was set by the class struggles between the Aristocracy, who demanded control of the Republic by virtue of tradition, and the masses, which demanded a voice....   [tags: History War Caesar Essays]
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The Line of Roman Emperors - "Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." This was the Emperor Augustus’s last words. I think these words are very significant because he laid the foundations of the Empire and made Rome great. The reign of Augustus was one of the most important as the model that the other emperors would follow. Augustus helped build Rome into what it is and in turn, changed modern society. Octavius was the first emperor of Rome and was born in 63 B.C. He was originally born in Rome but raised in his parents’ hometown Vilitrae....   [tags: Roman Emperors, Rome, history, Caesar Agustus, Pax] 522 words
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Julius Caeser-the Conspirators 2 Kill Him - CONFIDENTIAL-OBSERVATIONAL REPORT My dear Caesar, my master, you summoned me to record my observations of the people of High Rome. I have gathered information from my many spies and informants and have filed this report. I thought it might interest you of the goings-on of the following citizens. Marcus Antonius- Your loyal subject has stayed true to you and honours you. He poses no trouble to your rule and does not seem persuaded by the other schemers. Cassius-He appears a very tempered person....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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Suetonius 'The Twelve Caesars' - Suetonius "The Twelve Caesars" If a friend asked me to tell him if it is worth it to read Suetonius' book "The Twelve Caesars", I would say it is. This book, though old, is still very interesting and informative today. It is important to note however, that the writing style of Suetonius' day was much different from our own. Some readers might be confused and exasperated with Suetonius' diction and syntax. He uses very long expressions and details to describe people and events that may not even be necessary to describe....   [tags: Suetonius Twelve Caesars Book Review Analysis] 1126 words
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Caesars Conquest Of Gaul - Caesar’s Conquest of Gaul Gaius Julius Caesar, born 100 B.C.E. in Rome to the impoverished patrician Julian Clan, knew controversy at an early age. Nephew to Populare Gaius Marius, he was earmarked by the Optimate dictator Sulla for prosciption after his refusal to divorce his Populare wife, Cinna. Fleeing Rome, and not returning until after Sulla’s resignation in 78 B.C.E, upon his return he gained a position as a pontificate, an important Roman priesthood. Slowly but surely throughout his lifetime he worked his way up the political ladder, eventually becoming Consul, and finally Dictator Perpeteus – Dictator for life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Elements Of A Shakespeariean Tragedy - Elements of A Shakespeariean Tragedy Shakespeare wrote many tragedies, which included The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He chose to take an important event in Roman history, the death of Julius Caesar to write a play for the Globe Theater in 1599. The people who lived during the Renaissance were very interested in the play and the story of Julius Caesar's death. People's views of the play dating from 1599 to the present may be very different and continually changing. Though the elements of Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar and other Shakespearian tragedies are all the same....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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Tragic heros - TRAGIC HEROS “A tragic hero is a character who is not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice and depravity, but by some error or frailty…” This is a quote by Aristotle. This quote means a tragic hero isn’t well known for being fair, but isn’t brought down by being bad and unfair, they are brought down by their own flaws. This is true because some tragic hero’s aren’t fair at all but don’t get punished for it. They get punished by their own flaws. Two examples of these tragic heroes’s come from “Antigone” by Sophocles, and also “ The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Comparing Brutus' and Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches in Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare - Comparing Brutus' and Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches in Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare Julius Caeser is a well known play written by William Shakespeare. It is based on the life and after life of the great roman leader, Caeser. One of the most important and memorable scenes in the play is when Brutus and Mark Antony give their speeches at Caeser's funeral. In this essay I will be comparing to two, noting the key speech writing elements, and finally concluding which I think is most effective....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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Another One Bites the Dust - In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar falls from good fortune to misfortune. He starts as an indomitable dictator, but ends up being assassinated. Brutus feared Caesar would end up as the king. The Romans abhorred the idea of the monarchic system of government. Therefore, Brutus’s only option to kill Caesar. Caesar is can be considered as a tragic hero because his arrogance leads to his own demise. Caesar ignores the ominous signs given to him by the soothsayer, Calpurnia, nature, priests, and Artemidorus....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Universal Themes of Politics and Violence in Shakespeare's Works - Universal Themes of Politics and Violence in Shakespeare's Works Today, all over the world, universal themes are still prevalent. Universal themes have been and are still being used in many books and plays. Two subjects that are often described as universal themes are politics and violence. In the Shakespearean play "Macbeth" the main character, Macbeth, is portrayed as a violent person. Macbeth was an ambitious man whose ambition eventually led to violence. Macbeth, along with another man in the play, was informed that he had the ability, as well as the potential to become king....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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The Rise and Reign of Emperor Augustus - On the 23rd of September 63BC a baby boy was born. Little did his family know that this amazing child was going to be one of the greatest politicians in Rome, he was also going to touch the lives of many Roman Citizens and to be remembered by thousands of people many years after his death. He was to rule an empire that stretched from Spain to Judea. Turn the Mediterranean Sea into a peaceful Roman Lake and was eventually to be worshipped as a god. The future Emperor of Rome was called Gaius Julius Octavious, whom we all know now as Augustus....   [tags: Roman History ]
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George Frideric Handel was the Greatest Composer - Frideric Handel was the greatest composer during the Baroque period, one of his famous works was “Julius Caesar” the opera seria. George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany. Handel was known as the greatest composer during the Baroque era. Handel was most famous for the Messiah a English Ontario. This great composer also wrote the great opera seria known as “Julius Caesar” which was performed first in London, England in 1724. The opera seria quickly became popular and was toured in several other cities....   [tags: George Frideric Handel, ] 760 words
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Misinterpretation and Its Consequences - Julius Caesar Theme Analysis Essay Misinterpretations are the root of all tragedies, especially Julius Caesar. They have severe consequences like the loss of innocent lives, conflicts between friends, all the way to our inability to discern our friends from our foes. Each of these misinterpreting concepts is demonstrated in Julius Caesar. Cinna the poet’s death, Brutus’s betrayal, and Cassius’s misunderstanding of Titinius’s death are all scenarios that portray the theme of misinterpretation and its severe consequences....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 581 words
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The First and Second Triumvirate - The First Triumvirate and The Second Triumvirate The First Triumvirate and The Second Triumvirate were two very different systems of leadership considering the people that were involved. The people that were each had their own way of ruling, which caused complications and which also caused triumph in certain cases. The First Triumvirate did not accomplish as much as the Second Triumvirate due to difficulties among each other. Julius Caesar, an effective speaker joined forces with two other powerful men to create what became the First Triumvirate....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Augustus Ceasar - Caesar Augustus, Rome's first true great emperor. He is known to modern historians as the historical figure that had the greatest impact on the ancient world. Augustus became Caesar after the assassination of Julius Caesar and united the split roman empire after over 100 years of civil war. He is the single most important person in roman history, and he conquered more territories than anyone other roman ruler. This is why Augustus Caesar had such a long and brilliant career. Augustus was born in Rome, in 63 B.C....   [tags: Rome Ceasar History] 991 words
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The Women in the Plays: Similar or Different? - ... Calpurnia tries to convince Caesar to stay home on the March 15th, “ Alas, my lord, your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth today. Call it my fear that keeps you in the house, and not your own. We’ll send Mark Antony to the senate house, and he shall say you are not well today. (kneels) Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this” (Julius Caesar 2.2.49-54). Unlike Lady Macbeth and Portia, Calpurnia acts and behaves like a stereotypical woman from her time. Calpurnia is desperate in trying to prevent her husband from going because of the warning from her dream, but she can’t really speak up due to her nature as a woman....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1340 words
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Brutus: A True Tragic Hero - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is the story about the men who conspired and followed through with the assassination of the great Julius Caesar. These men fear that Caesar will take the crown and become the next king of Rome. The roman people had a true averse feeling toward the idea of monarchy. So in order to prevent this they come up with a plan to end Caesars life, which is duly followed through on March 15, 44 B.C. Out of these conspirators there is one man that stands out to be a tragic hero, and that is a man by the name of Brutus....   [tags: Character Analysis] 978 words
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Octavian's Journey to Become Augustus - Octavian was born in Rome on September 23, 63 BC. He was given the name Gaius Octavius, however, he would not keep this name for long. His father, who shared his name, came from a respectable although undistinguished family and was governor of Macedonia. In terms of his rise to power, Octavian’s most important immediate family member was his mother, Atia, who was the niece of Julius Caesar, who would soon be Rome’s greatest and most successful general and Dictator. When Octavian was four years old, his father died so he spent most of his childhood with his stepfather Lucius Marcius Philippus....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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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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