Flaws in Coriolanus' character come to light which suggest that he would not excel as leader of the people. One significant problem is that he has a great distain for the common man. Although once loved for his victories, he is viewed as an enemy of the peo... ... middle of paper ... ...eption, Antony mistakenly takes his own life believing that Cleopatra has already taken that final step. Marcus Antony was unable to handle his political power because he allowed an obsession to overtake his life. He gave up his wife, his home and his power for the love of the Queen of Egypt, a woman who was eventually responsible for his death.
Hannibal was an exemplary military commander and is regarded as one of the most intelligent in the history of the Carthaginian military. “Barca” was a nickname earned by Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father, which was passed down to Hannibal and meant “lightning” (Gabriel). Scipio was also an outstanding military commander with impressive skills gained from a long term he served in the military. He had won many battles that were very critical to the Romans. During his tenure, his advancement in, and leadership of the Roman military forced the Carthaginian military, as well as Hannibal, to surrender (Render).
He had received many victories in Egypt, Pontus, Gaul, Africa, and parts in Asia Minor, there he received some of his greatest honors. He proved himself when he led his army to conquer Gaulic tribes one after another. He constantly outmaneuvered and defeat his enemies which earned him the title as one of the greatest military minds in history. Julius Caesar also earned the respect he deserved from his soldiers when he fought on foot with his army against the Roman enemies. By doing that, Julius Caesar showed that he cares enough about his people that he will not only make successful plans for them, but fight wit... ... middle of paper ... ... during his time and even after, he was one of the greatest military minds and leaders in all of history winning almost all battles, and gaining more land for Rome.
She was a lover of men and a lover of her country. A figure more driven in these categories would be hard to find. Yet parallels can be drawn with Queen Elizabeth I of England. Both were ardent, patriotic leaders descended from powerful rulers (in the case of Elizabeth, Henry VIII, and in Cleopatra’s instance the Ptolemeic dynasty). Wielding great authority themselves, Cleopatra also used her charms as a courtesan to bend the wills of her political peers.
This is not at all the case since these are just generalized carvings that are used... ... middle of paper ... ... will ever know if it was love at first sight or simply benefit of countries that brought Cleopatra her two infamous lovers. Caesar may have used Cleopatra for her wealth and what it could contribute to the expensive Roman civil wars. Antony may have just been confused as to where his love and allegiance belonged when he had an opportunity early to marry Cleopatra, yet married his rivals sister. In any event Cleopatra seemed to get over and forgive these men for their faults which in any terms shows that she did harbor some affection, aside from political gain, for them. In conclusion Cleopatra lived a gloriously interesting life and she has the history and Hollywood movies to prove it.
Brutus’s justification for his harsh actions was, “[...]not that I/ loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (3.2.20-21). Nevertheless, this justification would not be enough for the ghost of Caesar who returned in act 4 and went into Brutus’s tent to warn, “ [...] thou shalt see me at Philipi” (4.3.287). Caesar would not conceal the betrayal he felt from Brutus. When the day at Philipi came, the ghost upheld his promise. Loyal Antony and Octavius overroad the conspirators’ troops and Brutus was left to fall on his sword.
Medea emotions were contradicting because Jason caused the “deepest wound.” The only way to hurt Jason like he hurt her was to kill the royal family and to kill their sons. This revenge was bitter tasting. It was bitter because her kids suffered at the hands of someone who was to care and love them. Imagined how much pain and heartache a mother had to suffer to kill her own born. She killed her sons for two reasons: one, she knew the only way to ensure that Jason’s legacy never continues is if she did the impeccable and for two so people will not wish death upon her sons.
Antigone's tragic flaw was amplified by her loyalty for her brother; she acted irrational, in not taking preparation or thoroughness into consideration when burying her brother. Further more when confronted by Creon, himself she disrespected and basically told him to silence himself because his words were "distasteful" to her. So then sealing her death by becoming an immediate martyr for the wrong cause... anything against Creon's will. Creon, in his paranoia was plagued with the feeling of incompetence and need to establish dominance. His decree that no one would bury Polyneices only provoked the people of Thebes into thinking of him as insensitive to their culture.
His victories in Egypt, Pontus, Gaul, Africa, and parts in the Asia Minor were some of Caesar's greatest honors, (Bruns 99) and is considered "the most powerful national leader in history"(Nardo 73) because of his conquests. The major reason for his strong army was due to the fact that the senate favored him. The senate gave him three provinces for the span of five years, instead of one province for one year. With this ruling, he had "a chance to build a stronger personal army"(34). The strategies and tactics used by Caesar made his death even more tragic because of his excellent leadership and planning.
There was no traditional option to mildly express her desire for control over him as Homer was the eternal bachelor type and was not the type to settle down, because of this Emily creates a sinister plan to keep him eternally by her side. This ending scene is the very last, as well as the most extreme, of the characterizations of Emily’s obsession with necrophilia and desire for control. Emily’s mind has become so twisted throughout the story from her death-ridden life that she has gone as far as to kill a man, hide his body away and still lay by the side of a decomposing corpse in a grotesque fantasy of perfect marital