The egotistical, arrogant Julius Caesar is seen to be showing great ignorance which caused his downfall in the form of betrayal. His character innately makes him weak because even though he suspected Cassius at the beginning, he did not take action upon his own suspicion. He also had many people telling him to beware the Ides of March, and to be careful of certain people. He did not listen to any of these warnings even though he had his own suspicion about one person who after all thought of the plan to kill Julius. If he was sensible and not ignorant, he would think that there would be people out there who would want to take him out.
But once the wrong is done a man can turn his back on folly, misfortune too” (Antigone-lines 1132-1134). All human beings hate being wrong, that is a fact, but it takes a lot for someone to realize and admit it. A lot pride can make one seem very ignorant, even though it may not be intentional. The prophet also told Creon how pride is a crime, but that apparently offended Creon because his response was “ No, Reverend old Tiresias, all men fall, it’s only human, but the wisest fall obscenely when they glorify obscene advice with rhetoric all for their own Gain” (Antigone- lines 1158-1161). Creon had numerous opportunities to realize he had too much pride, and that his pride was hurting himself and others, but he was too blind t... ... middle of paper ... ...lines 1445-1446).
“It is this division of thought that makes both Brutus and Cassius see Caesar as dangerous, though Cassius himself suffers no inward division, since he does not see”(Knight 124). This clearly shows how Brutus has poor judgment towards every little matter: There are other flaws in their friendship. When they first meet anstart to plot the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ore experienced person in the group would’ve put Brutus out of power, and he would have had to get something else. Brutus could not really predict what Caesar would have done with the crown. He did know that if Caesar was crowned, however, then he had no chance of ever being crowned himself.
Julius Caesar’s tragic flaw of pride clouded his sense of reason and danger, which leads to his tragic death at the hands of Brutus and the conspirators. Multiple times throughout the story, Caesar was given chances to recognize the plot of assassination, in the forms of a soothsayer’s warning and a document that he needed to read, and every time he shook off those warnings. Caesar’s pride in his own abilities led him to believe that nothing could happen to him because he was an important person. But this overconfidence prevented him from finding reason in other people that were trying to save him. As the philosopher of faced his sins said, pride is a pathetic and disgraceful flaw.
However, he concluded that he was wise because he knew that he did not know anything. All he wanted to do was share his insight with everyone, but the steps he took to reach that goal made people dislike him. His method was one of inquiry, which annoyed most people. All Socrates wanted to do was demonstrate to people that they were too narrow-minded; they needed to analyze things more deeply. Nobody wanted to hear that because that would mean having to go against the norm.
The first sentence out of his mouth was that he was here to “bury Caesar, not to praise him” which is a great way to start since most of the people didn’t like Caesar at the time and didn’t want to listen to some silly friend of Caesar’s say wonderful things about him. Antony also mentioned many times that their hero Brutus is an “honorable“ man. This also helped get the crowd to listen to him, because they had just heard Brutus and were all fired up about the wonderful things he had said. So both the characters start off their speeches the same, gaining credibilit... ... middle of paper ... ...d how fickle the crowd was, he made sure that they were really listening to him and really going to be his followers. Two times Antony called the people back from running away in anger and said another thing to deepen the seed he had planted in them.
Gallo displays more negative habits of critical thinking. For instance, at first, he didn’t even display interest in finding the cause of AIDS because it didn’t concern him, which is weak sense thinking. Also, when the results from his studies aren’t what he wants, he thinks there was a mistake in the study and has researchers re-perform the test. Furthermore, although Gallo ended up agreeing with the French as being co-discoverers for discovering HIV as the cause of AIDS, at first he was very reluctant and wanted all the credit for himself, being injudicious. The movie clearly shows how there was a controversy concerning who discovered the AIDS retrovirus.
Those reason are rational enough for his hatred, but they are not rational for his acts what he did after. b) Iago fools everyone in the play to reach his goals. He only gets away with this because they trust him, his lie (his “poison”) works, and this protects him from any questioning. He uses this to his own benefit, talking Cassio into pleading with Desdemona and inducing Othello to believe that Desdemona is having an affair. Throughout the play Iago is described as an "honest" man, which to the audience seems ironic because really everything the man says they know to be a lie.
He states that most readers do not see Oedipus as a good character; the way Sophocles intended for the audience to see him as. But, Dodds, ironically, seems to have misunderstood Sophocles. We can conclude that by analyzing what Dodds meant to use as evidence: the reaction of the Chorus and the actions of King Oedipus. Dodds notes that the Chorus took their king as a wise, darling-of- the-city type of guy; so he didn 't deserve the punishment he received. Yet his godly wisdom is questioned and he is repeatedly
If Lear was completely evil, we would not be fearful of what happens to him: he would merely be repulsive. But Lear does inspire fear because, like us, he is not completely upright, nor is he completely wicked. He is foolish and arrogant, it is true, but later he is also humble and compassionate. He is wrathful, but at times, patient. Because of his good qualities, we experience pity for him and feel that he does not deserve the severity of his punishment.