The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar is stabbed to death. It was on March 15, 44 B.C., also know as the "Ides of March" said by the Soothsayer.(1.2) The assassination was committed by a group of conspirators which includes Brutus, Casca, Cassius, Cinna, Decius, Ligarius, Metellus, and Trebonius. The motive behind the assassination of Julius Caesar the conspirators were afraid that Caesar would turn the Roman Republic into a tyrannical monarchy. Today, Caesar is carefully studied for his ambitions, military accomplishments and actions. Evaluated for his variety of characteristics. In the drama full play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar is a character within a character and is very arrogant to his people. This information can be used to identify the different kinds of characters and their role of Julius Caesar.
Calphurnia in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, based on Plutarch’s account of her having a nightmare where “Caesar was slain, and that she had him in her arms (“Sources” 107),” fears for her husband’s life on account of these superstitious happenings and states “O Caesar, these things are beyond all use, / And I do fear them (2.2.25-26).” Rather than being in support of these superstitions and therefore believing that fate is determined by the Gods, Calphurnia’s fear and several mentions of her physical weakness (1.2.9-11) and foolishness (2.2.110) within the play discredits the validity of such portents and omens. With these signs devalued, Shakespeare argues that it is the decisions of men alone that determines their fate and the faults of these decisions that lead to an imminent
The wives in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, play key roles in this play. In Shakespeare's tragedies, plentiful amounts of people die. The wives’ influence could have prevented their husbands’ deaths. Due to Caesar’s persuasion by a fellow servant, and Brutus’ persuasion from a fellow friend, their wives do not influence them, which leads them to their deaths. They are supportive of their husbands. Julius Caesar married Calphurnia. Brutus married Portia. Both wives of these two men try to influence their husbands. Influencing their husbands in different ways, both are not completely successful. Calphurnia tries to warn Caesar to stay away from the capitol on the ides of March due to her nightmares of his death. Portia tries to get Brutus to share his plans with her because she is his wife and deserves to know what burdens him.
Calpurnia attempts to scare Caesar into staying at the house instead of going to the Capitol. She begins with ethos to establish her credibility and justify her concerns. Calpurnia “never stood on ceremonies”, but now they “fright her,” juxtaposing that the omens never scared her, but are frightening enough that she now is attentive to them. Because women were not as powerful in Rome, Calpurnia further credits her argument by including the “watch.” Using selection of detail, Calpurnia Even the guards, who are men, have seen the strange events, and they are scared. Since even men are scared, it should implicate to Caesar that he should be scared as well. Calpurnia sees a lioness, an image, normally associated with strength and courage, “whelp[ing] in the streets.” The lioness is essentially crying, scared of something. Caesar is also strong, but should be scared as well. When ethos fails to impact Caesar, Calpurnia switches to using pathos to try and scare Caesar. “Fierce fiery warriors [fighting] upon the clouds,” is an image that connotes war. In war, there is death and Caesar should be afraid of death. Calpurnia uses the image of “drizzled blood upon the Capitol,” connoting death, scaring Caesar of what is to come if he chooses to go to th...
In a well functioning republic, the leaders must listen to all that the people say and not do whatever he wishes. This part of the play displays Caesar’s sexism but also his lack of thought for others concerns that is similar to a tyrant view. Lastly, Caesar shows arrogance subtly through his words to make himself feel powerful. When Calpurnia warns Caesar of her visions, Caesar starts speaking in third person that personally seems like the zenith of someone being supercilious. “Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me/Ne’er looked but on my back; when they shall see/ The face of Caesar, they are vanishéd.” (II.ii.10-11). Caesar basically says that because he is so great and powerful he will never be defeated. He also talks in third person which is quite arrogant of a leader to do. Whenever people feel too anxious for leadership they may let it all go to their head, another reason why he turned into a tyrant. People need to watch for tyrannical or corrupt politicians as they can get too power hungry and cannot be
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is one of great woe, but could it all have been avoided? In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the characters were warned of their downfalls through supernatural omens. Many of these characters either refused to or couldn’t see them. All the events leading up to Caesars death are predicted by characters such as his wife and a Soothsayer.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare portrays the 44 BC plot against the Roman dictator Caesar, his assassination and the downfall of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi.
It is divided into five acts. In the opening act, two tribunes, Marullus and Flavius, disrupt a crowd of Roman citizens who were celebrating Caesar’s victorious homecoming from war. The triumph is taking place through public games. Mark Antony, Caesar’s general takes active part in these games.
A question has yet to be answered. Who is the noblest roman of them all? Is it really Brutus or is anyone noble? Who is Julius Caesar? A roman betrayed by another? On the other hand, is he a man crazed for power then shut down once he became out of control? Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, demonstrates using Marcus Brutus that there are no real noble people in the world since everyone has their faults.
Julius Caesar As A Tragic Hero
In Julius Caesar William Shakespeare illustrated Caesar as a tragic hero by showing that he was a noble man of high rank, by showing that he was a historical figure with a tragic flaw which lead to his downfall, and by showing that Caesar accepted his fate of death & achieved honor and respect in his death. There is a contradiction between who the main tragic hero of Julius Caesar is. Can there possibly be 2 main tragic heroes in one book? If Julius Caesar wasn’t the main tragic hero of the book then why is the book named after him?
Shakespeare illustrated Caesar as a tragic hero by showing that he was a noble man of high rank.
William Shakespeare wrote numerous things in the form of poetry. One of his most famous works was Julius Ceasar which involved several different key characters just like the rest of his works. Casca plays an important role in the conspiracy of overthrowing their soon to be ruler Julius Caesar. He is a tribune which is an elected official that represents the Roman people and to do what is best for them. He joins a cast of several other characters to make a conspiracy to over throw Caesar. "A man no mightier than thyself or me in personal action, yet prodigious grown. And fearful as these strange eruptions are" (77-79). He believes that Caesar is weak minded and not as strong as a Roman ruler needs to be, and that he is just a mere man and doesn't need to rule