Examples like Caesar, and Cassius from the play show the difference between absolute power and power, Absolute power leads to chaos then comes in the power to help out and carry on this can also be seen in history of Germany as Hitler was a dictator that got Germany into problems by absolutely corrupting the state of the country. Caesar, Brutus and Hitler are examples to evoke the quote made by lord action. Caesar used absolute power as an advantage to get his needs and his wants out of Rome, and his goal was to be the best man of Rome, and staying a leader, which explicitly show that Caesar is making the people no longer have a say in the government. at the begging of Caesars rule his opposition was Pompey. On the other hand Caesar promised any things that appealed for the Romans which lead to his success as a leader, but Brutus sees that Caesar is getting popular among the people, which would mean that Caesar would get absolute power... ... middle of paper ... ...characteristic that led them to corruption, Caesar was an egocentric which resulted him being to obsessed with power, which he had to be stopped, Cassius was devious and only aiming for his need and wants which led him to be corrupt, as stated this can be seen in real life situations such as dictator ships like the dictator ship in Germany that was led by Hitler and going into a period of genocide, where Hitler killed jews, slavs , pols, handicapped, etc, which proves “ power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (lord action 1887), People who believe that absolute power doesn’t corrupt absolutely are very mislead.
Some believe that the 20th century while others believe that things may have been worse for the world. After World War I Italy was in complete chaos. Citizens were going on strike, taxes were rising, and the government was separated into two feuding parties. Looking back at these conditions, one can understand why the people supported such a man as Mussolini. He was an extreme nationalist, a powerful leader, and he had a plan to figure out how to control the pandemonium of Italy’s people.
In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through. Through their works it is shown, likewise their belief that if everybody revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart by the unconscious want for power that man will stop at nothing to get. Nevertheless in this game of survival, dishonorable tactics are used to climb the ladder swiftly with the deep craving of attaining the pinnacle of power. On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly evil is also revealed by the telling actions of the characters. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph, the nobler of the two leaders on the island, has the conch, which symbolizes power.
Overall, Hitler’s Third Reich was concerned with preservation of power in order to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ng the Holocaust. Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 warns against a future of “men all over the world [losing] their most human qualities, [becoming] soulless automatons” due to the corruption of modern politics (Fromm 324). The manipulation of truth through propaganda, purging of undesirable elements, and overwhelming desire for power that were expressed as fears in the novel became realities in Hitler’s Third Reich. Both governments imposed oppressive rule in pursuit of a supposed “greater good” but ultimately, the only thing both governments achieved was creating a society of fearful, imprisoned people who lost sight of truth due to the oppressive environments they were living in. Winston, who strongly desires to rebel against the government and despises Big Brother, speaks of the lack of privacy due to the massive amounts of technology monitoring his every move.
Hitler also realised that democracy was failing and locked into this by creating a preference of order over freedom policy, he made it clear that Germany needed a leader, a dictator. One of Hitler's other objectives was to overturn the Versailles Treaty. He made this no secret, and the German people were attracted to this aim. With this Hitler managed to say that Marxists and Jews were a threat, that they were the criminals who signed the Treaty. People were convinced and manipulated to believe this, and so gave one of Hitler's aims more support, which was getting rid of Jews, Marxists and Communists.
Pompey had control over Rome and Hispania, while Caesar who had just conquered Gaul and had been gaining power and controlled a large ... ... middle of paper ... ...punished by Antony and Octavian. The hunger for power, envious thoughts of what Caesar could do, and greediness are all traits of an evil man. Brutus carried all of these traits and was truly an monsterosity. Brutus was a dangerous man, not because he had power, but in the sense that he wasa willing to do anything to attain power; even if that meant killing those closest to him. Proving true he plotted and murdered his best friend, Julius Caesar, so he could bend Rome to his will.
By doing this, he makes the English people see what a powerful and immense country they actually were and that Englandwas a force to be re... ... middle of paper ... ...s and Fluellen. In matters of state Henry is firm and decisive as demonstrated by his reply to the Dauphin's 'tennis balls' insult, which is dignified but restrained. He is also fair and just. Shakespeare's exploration of leadership, through the character of Henry V, Shakespeare shows us that Henry has truly changed from the real tearaway he used to be. It seems that Shakespeare has presented us with the ideal monarch.
After analyzing the play of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” I found that the characteristics of betrayal, deception and exaggeration were abundant in the character of Cassius. Cassius was the leader of the conspirators against Caesar. There are similarities between Cassius and Adolf Hitler. Both had a hunger for power and control over their respective nations. Adolf Hitler was a tyrant leader in Germany.
Instead they used their political stance as a podium to gain power and control. Eventually they both evolved into “totalitarian dictators” with the ultimate goal of absolute power and European domination. So perhaps Lord Acton’s theory was correct that power is the evil force which corrupts men. Both Hitler and Stalin were ambitious, power hungry men whose regimes began to turn more sinister as they gained more power and iconic status. Their barbaric acts and their ability to control a nation through propaganda have always influenced historian’s interest in them.
During the 1940’s, it was not only WWII, but also the time of the dictators Stalin and Hitler, who used brainwashing techniques to take advantage of their vulnerable societies. The Machiavellian Theorem becomes the sole tactic to survival in Oceania. In order to become a member of the Brotherhood, Winston agrees to commit all the carnage that Big Brother has raged on his people. (Orwell, p.180) With angst to be rid of his oppression, Winston has lost his sense of humanity. He now believes that his end justifies his means.