Julius Caesar

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The story of pride and wanting to be the better man has been in countless films and novels for all ages and all of time. Preston Burke, from Grey’s Anatomy never wanting to give up improving his surgical skills, rarely admits that he is sometimes wrong. Towards the end of season two, Burke was too proud to admit that he could not operate since he was shot and had shaky hands while operating on someone’s heart. People often come in contact with pride in both the fictional world and the real world. Just like the timeless story of being over prideful, the themes in William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, still appeal to today’s audience. First, the theme of leadership is an excellent example of being over confident and acting like he or she is above everyone else. Secondly, the theme of betrayal is led to when a person thinks and acts upon what will benefit them. Lastly, the theme of chaos results when the prescribed social order is broken results when the previous two themes come together and work against a character or person. Therefore, leadership, betrayal, and chaos results when the prescribed social order is broken are all tied together by the timeless story of never wanting to be wrong.
First, Leadership is important because it determines the government’s stability and orderliness. Leadership is a quality that most people think they contain which has occurred throughout time. In act one scene two lines 149-160, Cassius explains to Brutus that the names “Brutus” and “Caesar” both have the same equally pleasing and authority sound which means they should share the power since one is not greater than the other. Cassius also mentions that Brutus is a noble man that can help lead Rome just like Caesar has done, a...

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...ay flows and how it is a timeless trait. The theme of chaos can occur at any point in a plot, it can result from rumors, preparation for an unwanted task, and the repercussion of doing the unwanted task. Chaos is a timeless theme and outlines the results from making foolish decisions. Shakespeare’s themes of leadership, betrayal, and chaos in his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, all contribute to his outstanding writing and deal with pride. Leadership, betrayal, and chaos are all examples of taking control, not wanting to admit to their wrong doings, and the results from not acknowledging their faults. Those descriptions also describe Preston Burke from Grey’s Anatomy who encounters many difficulties and has trouble taking control of his life, admitting to his mistakes, and suffers from the ramifications of his actions.

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