The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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Manipulation influences decisions and changes others’ thoughts. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, manipulative language acts prominently between the characters. Brutus struggles to decide if the safety of the Roman Republic appears more important than his friendship with Julius Caesar. Cassius tries to persuade him to join the conspiracy that decides to kill Caesar. Envious of Julius Caesar’s power, the Senators believes that when Caesar becomes ruler, the change of government forever affects Rome. Brutus agrees that it seems for the best of Rome for Caesar never to become dictator, but he never wishes to change his opinion on his death. In a persuasive manner, Cassius sends anonymous letters to Brutus to convince him to join the conspiracy. The conspiracy consists of senators and aristocrats who gather to converse about the Julius Caesar’s assassination. Cassius nominates Brutus as the leader of the conspiracy in order to gain his vote. They decide to kill Caesar on “the Ides of March.” On the morning of March 15th, Caesar’s wife persuades him to stay home because of an eerie dream. Decius, a conspirator, convinces him that the dream retains good omens. In a rush to become king, Caesar goes to the Capitol where the conspirators murder him. Therefore, Antony begs to speak at his funeral where he convinces the plebeians that Caesar never means harm. At this point, Antony declares war on the Caesar’s killers. In the end, he defeats Brutus and Cassius, and the two conspirators kill themselves. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare declares that language expresses a powerful weapon, and in the hands of a skilled person, it manipulates others through the use of foreshadowing, imagery, and verbal irony.
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...scene of Caesar; however, Antony never shows at the murder. Also, Antony compares the conspirators to irrational and beastly animals, and he retells the scene of Caesar’s death. Multiple people deceive others in order to manipulate them. Decius inaccurately explains Calphurnia’s dream, and he motivates Caesar to travel to the Capitol; as a result, Caesar dies. In a manipulative oration given by Antony, he manipulates the plebeians; the capricious plebeians decide they want to kill the murderers of Caesar. In the end of the play, Antony claims that Brutus exhibits an honorable man, and he explains that he favors Brutus. Octavius ends the play, and he agrees with Antony’s declaration of the honor of Caesar. Although manipulation frequently never ends in death, people today use manipulation for one’s own advantage: abusively, deceptively, cunningly, and aggressively.
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