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The Conspirators Errored in Murdering Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar (100-44BC) was one of the greatest men produced by ancient Rome and he remains today a famous personality in world history (Barlow 2005). The conspirators were wrong to murder Julius Caesar in three ways. Firstly, they were morally wrong in the removal of Caesar. Secondly, they failed to consider a practical benefit to Rome in the murder of Caesar, resulting in only more problems. Lastly and most importantly, the conspirators were wrong to murder Julius Caesar because they placed their interests before those of Rome....   [tags: Ancient History]

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The Role of Minor Conspirators in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- The Role of Minor Conspirators in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar      In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar the supporting role of the minor conspirators has a great impact on the major conspirators. Just as women often embolden powerful men of society, the minor conspirators embolden the major conspirators, greatly affecting the outcome of the play.         One of the most important minor conspirators of the play is Decius, who was responsible for bringing Caesar to the capitol on the day of the assassination.  The entire conspiracy almost failed because on the night before the assassination was to be carried out, during the storm, Caesar's wife Calpurnia had a dream a...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Were the Conspirators Right to Murder Julius Caesar?

- Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) was one of the most outstanding leaders in history. He was the first ruler of the Romano-Hellenic civilization and achieved his goals with great success throughout his life of 56 years. He was assassinated by the conspirators, who accused him for practicing tyranny. This essay will discuss whether it was right for the conspirators to murder Caesar and what its consequences were. The conspirators were wrong to kill Julius Caesar because he contributed to the upturn and reformation of Rome into an orderly state....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Supporting the Conspirators in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Supporting the Conspirators in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar At this point the play I do not support what the conspirators are going to do. I do not support what they are going to do, nor do I support the reasons of Cassius and the other conspirators. I do support Brutus' reasons because he believes that killing Caesar is the best thing to do for Rome. He assumes that with Caesar dead, Rome will remain a Repubic and not be forced under dictatorship. When Brutus joins the conspiracy, I believe that he was naïve, he did not get the real reasons why the other conspirators joined, other conspirators like Cassius, said there reasons for the killing of Caesar was...   [tags: Papers]

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Julius Caeser-the Conspirators 2 Kill Him

- CONFIDENTIAL-OBSERVATIONAL REPORT My dear Caesar, my master, you summoned me to record my observations of the people of High Rome. I have gathered information from my many spies and informants and have filed this report. I thought it might interest you of the goings-on of the following citizens. Marcus Antonius- Your loyal subject has stayed true to you and honours you. He poses no trouble to your rule and does not seem persuaded by the other schemers. Cassius-He appears a very tempered person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Summary of Julius Caesar

- Commoners gather in town to celebrate Caesar’s victory against Pompey. During this gathering, a soothsayer shouts for Caesar to “beware the Ides of March.” Caesar dismisses this warning. He is offered the crown, which he denies three times in a row. While all of this is going on, there is a group of conspirators against Caesar, claiming he is a tyrant and should be killed before he gets into power. Casca and Cassius try to convince Brutus to be on their side, because he is noble and will go along with their plan if they tell him if for the good of the Plebeians....   [tags: battle, conspirators, victory]

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Analyzing Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

- Book Assignment 1: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer The book Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is about the world famous story of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. This book takes the reader into the lives and minds of the four main conspirators responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of the Vice President, Andrew Johnson , and the Secretary of State, William H. Seaward. Not only will the reader learn about the details of the planned assassinations but the background of all conspirators involved, each one of their motives for committing the crimes, and all the differences between the actual killings and what was supposed to happen if everything went accor...   [tags: conspirators, assassination, president]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Conspirator '

- INTRODUCTION The historical drama of “The Conspirator” (Redford) is using scenes to reveal the background of the Lincoln assassination in 1865, on Good Friday. The authors of the movie are attempting to reveal the plot behind the scenes, and the role of individuals in killing Lincoln, as well as their true intentions in doing so. The movie was an answer to some of the misconceptions about Lincoln’s final years, as well as the political forces that led to the events. The main focus of the movie is to reveal Mary Surratt’s involvement in the conspiracy....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Disagreements Between Brutus and Cassius Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius disagree on many points regarding the conspiracy. The two main disagreements between Brutus and Cassius are about Mark Antony. The first disagreement being about whether or not to kill Mark Antony. The other about whether to let Mark Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral. Each of these disagreements reveal the true intentions of each person. The disagreement about whether or not to kill Mark Antony is the first main point of disagreement between Brutus and Cassius....   [tags: kill, conspirator, mark anthony]

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Mary Surratt and the Death Penalty

- “She kept the nest that hatched the rotten egg.” President Johnson was referring to Mary Surratt when he declared this. Who is Mary Surratt. Not many people would be able to answer this question however, many people would be able to explain who John Wilkes Booth was if they were asked. He was the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Well, Mary Surratt was a middle-aged woman during the civil war, and was wrongly accused of assisting in the plot to kill President Lincoln. During the trial, her rights were ignored, and she was eventually hanged with little proof to support her guilt....   [tags: Lincoln Assassination Conspirator]

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Saddam Hussein as the Chief Conspirator

- Saddam Hussein as the Chief Conspirator Saddam Hussein is the chief conspirator in the perpetuation of the sanctions imposed on Iraq. It is he who gives America and the United Nations the pretext to renew the sanctions each time they are about to be reviewed by the Security Council. This matter is evident to anyone pursuing the crisis, which Baghdad fabricated with the international weapons inspectors. Every time, the Iraqi government prevents them from entering a site or a building, and then they retract and allow the inspectors to enter once the purpose of generating the crisis is fulfilled....   [tags: Papers]

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Lady Macbeth - From Head Conspirator to Wimp

- Lady Macbeth From Head Conspirator to Wimp The story of Macbeth by Shakespeare is one of his most read and most loved plays. It was not unlikely that out of all of his plays that Macbeth would be one of the few successful plays that would be turned into an opera. Verdi wrote the opera with librettists Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei. The opera was written around 1846 and premiered on March 14, 1847 at the Teatro dell Pergola in Florence, Italy. A few years later the Verdi revised the opera adding a ballet into it and taking out some things and was performed at the Teatre Lyrique in Paris on April 21, 1865....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Marcus Brutus: The Noblest Roman of Them All

- Marcus Brutus is a man that can be described as many things: honorable, loyal, intelligent, and honest to name a few, but many arguments have arisen pondering if he can also be characterized as “noble”. There are two emotions that firmly define nobility: unflinching faith and unconditional love. Brutus exhibits this nobility when he unites with Cassius and the conspirators to save Rome from Julius Caesar, when he exclaims that the conspirators do not need an oath to bind them, instead only relying on each other’s word, when he kills himself at the end of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar as punishment for his wrongdoings to Julius Caesar and all of Rome, as well as when he tries to protect his wi...   [tags: Julius Caesar, ancient Roman history]

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Marcus Brutus: Shakespeare's Tragic Hero in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

- William Shakespeare illustrates Marcus Brutus as a tragic hero in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare defines tragic hero as a flawed character who has good fortune, and then loses all he has prized, leading to his misfortune, but a tragic hero must have that moment of enlightenment, that moment where a character can see that he caused his own downfall and receives the blame for his own tragedy. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is based on an historical event- the assassination of Julius Caesar; however, the story revolves around the conspirators, not Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Character of Marc Antony in Julius Caesar

- Blending into the ground, waiting for the perfect moment to lash out, and then attacking when an opportunity presents itself, snakes hunt the same way some people do politics. In Rome, 44 BC, when one man fell prey, another man, camouflaged, found his opportunity to strike. As William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar progresses, the character of Marc Antony slowly reveals that he is not who he at first seems, a cunning manipulator rather than a blindly obedient lapdog. Antony, when he is introduced in Act 1 is running a traditional race on the Lupercal and is asked to touch Calpurnia by Caesar, who is referring to a superstition at the time that the touch of a runner in the race could cause...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Conspiracy Theories behind Assassinating Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln, one of the most recognizable presidents, was widely known for abolishing slavery and ending the civil war, but what is unknown is the true story behind his assassination. History books teach that Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, but it was who hired Booth that is the true mystery. Booth, along with multiple other co-conspirators was highly successful in assassinating the sixteenth president, but he had received assistance from an outside source. After winning the civil war and abolishing slavery, Lincoln became an obvious target in many southern sympathizers’ eyes....   [tags: Booth, the Catholic Church]

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Analysis of Anthony in William Sheakespeare´s Julius Caesar

- In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Mark Antony is a friend and was the right hand man of Julius Caesar. When time came for the death of Caesar, Antony swore allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators, but in truth had deceived them. Brutus had given Antony the right to speak at the funeral of Caesar, but Gaius Cassius had warned against this and Cassius was right to. At the funeral Antony would be the undoing of the conspirators in his funeral oration. After Brutus had given a reasonable speech convincing the people Caesar had to die for he was an ambitious man, but being naïve he left to many holes in his explanation....   [tags: Friends, Politics, Rome]

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Julius Caesar - Theme Of Friendship

- Friendship is a wonderful part of life, but it can unfortunately be used to deceive, for it is easy to manipulate with it, but only true friendship cannot be defeated, even after death. This element could well likely be the very thing that had sealed the fate of Julius Caesar, and Brutus, Cassius, and all the other conspirators knew that they could use this to their advantage, and to Caesar’s disadvantage. Friendship, was what the conspirators used as a cover to blind Caesar from the truth, just as a hunter uses camouflage to keep the animals from seeing what he is up to....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cassius' Manipulation of Brutus, the Noblest Roman of Them All, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Brutus is a good man who is easily turned evil by men filled with abhorrence and jealousy. In the play, Julius Caesar, Brutus is a Roman who is easily manipulated, decisive, and proud. These contradicting traits of Brutus show us why the reader does not want to believe that Brutus is an antagonist in the story. Brutus is shown as being easily manipulated in the play. This trait is shown a few times in the play. At the beginning, Brutus is tricked by Cassius into believing that killing Julius Caesar would be for the better of Rome (1, 2, ll....   [tags: Brutus, Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- The Bible teaches love, compassion and generosity. Niccolo Machiavelli found the Bible’s lessons idealistic and unrealistic for leaders. Machiavelli wrote his book, The Prince, to show the ruling Meddici family that the world is not a fairy tale. Prior to Machiavelli writing The Prince, the majority of books depicted people as virtuous and ethical. However, The Prince is not the only work of literature that manifests Machiavellian techniques. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar utilizes similar methods....   [tags: Julius Caesar, The Prince]

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Psychology in Julius Caesar

- The Psychological Approach analyzes characters based on Freud’s conception of the human psyche-- id, ego, superego-- as well as relationships and conflicts within the story. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare develops Marc Antony and Brutus using these two methods; Marc Antony convinces the town people to revolt by controlling his id and ego, while Brutus is developed as honorable through his relationship with Cassius, his reputation, his progression from being manipulated to standing up for himself, and the choices he makes in difficult positions, such as whether or not to kill Caesar After Marc Antony’s speech, he convinces the town people to revolt against the conspirators by controlling ego...   [tags: Psychology Analysis]

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The Power of Mark Antony’s Speech in Julius Caesar and Winston Churchill’s Speech, Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

- Speeches are weapons; words that can be manipulated to attack a subject or person in a way that the author must decide. In the case of Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Winston Churchill’s speech at the start of World War II, “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” are two speeches dealing with aggression towards a certain matter. Antony’s speech was created to gain the trust of the Plebeians and take sides with him concerning whether or not Caesar was killed for the good of Rome claimed by Brutus....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Mark Antony 's ' The Funeral Speech '

- In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony‘s eloquent and artful funeral speech, is able to persuade and sway the crowd of plebeians to revolt against the conspirators, through the use of a variety of oratory techniques. The speech nullifies the effect of Brutus’s earlier funeral speech, while bringing a culmination to the conspirators’ scheme of veiling their brutal act. Antony’s oration appeals to the crowd’s sense of pathos while also maintaining and focusing on their sense of ethos. Mark Antony’s funeral speech is subterfuge expertly tailored through the manipulation of the plebeian’s emotions and pathos rhetoric....   [tags: Rhetoric, Roman Republic, Ancient Rome]

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Use Of Photography As War Propaganda

- The use of photography as war propaganda manipulates society into making emotional judgments and causes them to ignore evidence based on their understanding of conflict. Many situations place the general public in a position where they must make a distinction between the words "propaganda" and "information". Although the words are not synonymous, they are often used interchangeably. In the past, this misunderstanding has produced extremely uninformed audiences and continues to do so. While information consists of the unbiased facts, propaganda always favors a political position or point of view....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Words Have the Power to Change the World

- The influential power behind words is often forgotten or misused, but when put together in a harmonious way; one’s words have the power to change the world. Anywhere from ancient Roman times to modern day America, public speaking has been an art form many have mastered and used for persuasive purposes. The most successful and effective of speeches often times have clear indications of the speaker’s motivation, approach, and purpose. These themes are very blatantly portrayed in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, as well as the famous speech of the great Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: speech, honorable, influential]

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The True Nobleman in Julius Caesar's Rome: Brutus

- “A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires” -Marcus Aurelius. In the novel Julius Caesar there are many people who claimed nobility. However there is only one noble man. There are many test that will show who is truly noble because, anyone in Rome could claim to be noble. Brutus was the only noble roman in Julius Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, ]

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Fatal Errors of Brutus

- Fatal Errors of Brutus William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is built upon the six lethal mistakes that Brutus unknowingly performs. Brutus believes he uses wise judgment and cunning skill in his plans to prevail over Caesar. There are three errors that seem to be the most significant. They are refusing to take an oath, not killing Antony and allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. The plot against Caesar is first devised by Cassius, who slowly allows Brutus to take over the arrangements....   [tags: essays papers]

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Julius Caesar is a Tragic Hero

- Julius Caesar is a Tragic Hero The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a tale not completely focused on Julius Caesar himself. But is instead focused more on the conspirators that surrounded him. Julius Caesar is unwilling to believe several warnings that could have saved his life, Julius Caesar ends up being murdered after ignoring all of the warnings, everyone has a different view of Julius Caesar. A tragic hero is a character of high standing in society that has a flaw that leads to their downfall and must feel enlightened in the end....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- William Shakespeare is known as one of the best writers in history. He has had many plays that have been read and produced worldwide. William Shakespeare was delivered in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare was married to Anne Hathaway and he had three children. He had a daughter with the name of Susanna Hall and he had twins named Hamnet and Judith. All of his plays have been translated into a lot of languages all over the world. Julius Caesar is a famous play that he wrote which pretty much teaches people not to trust anybody....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare and The Life of Caesar, by Plutarch

- No matter how hard one tries to avoid being manipulated, it is impossible to avoid all sources such as documents, leaders and friends. Manipulation, the ability to alter the position or influence a person, occurs everywhere one goes. Throughout Julius Caesar by Shakespeare and The Life of Caesar by Plutarch, the theme of manipulation was revealed through countless instances showing both its sources and effects. Several of the characters in both accounts, such as Brutus, Caesar, and the people of Rome, were manipulated one time or another, by sources such as their close friends who merely desired their ideas and plans to continue forward....   [tags: Use of Manipulation, Alterations]

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Brutus for Ruler in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

- In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are several people who would be good rulers of Rome. Out of them all Brutus would have been the best choice to lead Rome. Brutus would be the best chosen leader for Rome for several reasons. Brutus was a very smart man and smartness is a very good quality for a leader. Another feature Brutus had, was he had very little or maybe even no emotions, and if he did he did a very good job of hiding them. A further aspect of Brutus is that he was very well respected by everyone....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Mark Antony in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare is the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar. Two speeches were made after his death, one being by Mark Antony. He uses many rhetorical devices in this speech to counter the previous speech and persuade the crowd that the conspirators who killed Caesar were wrong. Rhetoric is the art of persuasion and these many devices strengthen this by making points and highlighting flaws. Antony uses many rhetorical devices, all of which are used to persuade the crowd that the conspirators are wrong and Caesar did not need to be killed....   [tags: persuasion, personable, irony]

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The Role of Persuasion in Julius Caesar

- ... Antony engages masterful rhetoric to stir the crowd to revolt against the conspirators.”3 Another evident example of persuasion occurs when Cassius flatters Brutus. In this scene of the tragedy, Cassius is knowledgeable enough to know that Rome would be harmed if Caesar became the leader and that he (Cassius) would need Brutus’ help in the movement to kill Caesar with the conspirators. Cassius therefore uses a lot of flatter and persuasion whenever he talks to Brutus. Cassius states “Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus....   [tags: Shakespeare plays analysis]

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Character Motives in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- Motivation can cause people to work hard and win a state championship, but it can also cause people to kill. Motivation can be defined as an internal state of a person that drives them to action for the purpose of reaching a target goal. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a tragic drama that shows a huge variety of the different motives that fuel each character. Readers see what motivates each character, and how far that motivation takes them. Whether they are motivated by malice, jealousy, revenge, or loyalty, each character has their own incentives for their actions....   [tags: Decisions, Loyalty, Hatred]

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Assessing Mark Antony's Speech to the Crowd in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Assessing Mark Antony's Speech to the Crowd in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The first half of the play has built up to the assassination of Caesar by the conspirators led by Brutus. At the beginning of the play, when the citizens of Rome love Caesar he is giving a speech to the Romans and everything seems fine but in the background in the out courts the plays audience witness Cassius’ attempts to begin to get Brutus on the side of the conspirators who want to assassinate Caesar....   [tags: Papers]

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Brutus: Tragic Hero in "Julius Caesar"

- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare centers on Caesar, a Roman dictator, and his demise in 44 B.C. Brutus, along with seven other conspirators, assassinate Caesar to prevent him from becoming king. The Romans then wage war with these conspirators, and all eight are either murdered, or commit suicide. At this point in the play, the audience realizes who the tragic hero is. A tragic hero is a character in a high social standing who causes his/her own downfall. The hero becomes enlightened of his/her mistakes, which causes the reader to feel sympathy for this person....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Marc Antony’s Funeral Oration

- In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony pleads with his “Friends, Romans (and) countrymen” to lend him their ears in an effort to exonerate Caesar from false charges laid against him. The three main conspirators in Caesar’s murder, Brutus, Casca and Cassius portrayed Caesar as an ambitious tyrant to the Roman people. After Caesar was unjustly killed by his friends and comrades, the crowd was persuaded to believe that his death was necessary for the good of the republic. However, Antony’s oration cleverly manipulates the crowd through the use of pathetic appeals, especially enargeia, into rebelling against the assassins and mourning the death of Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare]

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Examining Whether or not Brutus is a Hero or Villain in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

- “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight. This quote can be assimilates to Brutus in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. In a way he died as a hero but he did live long enough and saw himself becoming the villain. Throughout the play, Brutus had been consumed in a lot of drama and deaths. The readers can tell the internal arguments he has with himself about it too. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there are many tragic deaths, drama, and heroes and villains....   [tags: Julius Caesar]

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The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Plot to Topple the Federal Government

- Huff 2 The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Plot to Topple the Federal Government John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was part of a larger plot to kill the leadership of the Federal government in support of the secessionist and slavery movements. It was Booth’s hope that this would create chaos in the government and would inspire the South to renew its war for secession. In March 1864, during the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, suspended the prisoner of war exchanges between the Union and Confederacy in the hope that this change in policy would help bring the war to an end....   [tags: American History, John Wilkes Booth]

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Mark Anthony Speech in the Play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- ... Another instance is when Antony asks the crowd for permission to leave and go down among them. This helps him seem like one of them instead as someone above them. Antony also used ethos to give himself credibility. He tells the crowd how he was a friend of Caesar, showing that he would know Caesar more than anyone. Also, he addresses the crowd as, “Friends, Romans, and Countrymen.” (3.2.71) giving credibility. Next, Antony would also use logos in his speech to grant facts and reasoning. For the duration of Brutus’s speech he tells the crowd that Caesar was ambitious to make them believe that they had a good reason to kill Caesar....   [tags: ethos, logos, and pathos]

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Mark Antony’s Motivation in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- Rome, 44 B.C. a wealthy and powerful empire whose leader has just been assassinated. People are shocked and terrified but one man stands calmly and looks over this mass chaos. Mark Antony, one of Caesar’s best generals and colleagues, he smiles because he knows that he has a chance to have all of the power in Rome. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare was written in 1599. In the novel Senators worried by the amount of power possessed by Julius Caesar think of a plan to get rid of him. The senators who are part of the conspiracy try to get Brutus to join them....   [tags: Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, ]

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Mark Antony´s Loyalty in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- What is loyalty. Loyalty means being faithful to one’s own country, ideals, and friends. Loyalty is illustrated as Mark Antony in this The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. This play, which was set in 44 B.C., was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. “I shall remember: When Caesar says “Do this,” it is performed.” (l.ii.9-10). Mark Antony also changed his party and completely devoted himself to Caesar when Rome split into two factions; the aristocrats supporting Pompey or the republic and the populous or imperialist left seeking the help of Caesar....   [tags: Friendship, Politics]

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- “Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable” ~Marcus Tulius Cicero. After Julius Caesar’s death, his friend Marc Antony decides to speak about the incidents that have occurred in order to clarify what really happened. During Caesar’s funeral speech, Antony utilizes persuasive devices in order to help the plebeians to agree with his point of view. He convinces all of the people using specific evidence from the past, repetition of important words, and statements that create suspense....   [tags: Marc Antony's Speech]

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Mass Persuasion: The Power of Public Speaking

- ... Through his use of ethos and logos, Brutus is able to sway the audience and gain full support of the public, but his argument which does not very well persuade emotionally will soon topple when the greater speaker, Marc Antony, takes the podium. Marc Antony is an awe-inspiring speaker, able to use all possible persuasion techniques. He speaks after Brutus at Caesar’s funeral, and because he is still loyal to Caesar, he is trying to persuade the audience to revolt against the conspirators who killed Caesar....   [tags: human communication, speech]

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Analysis Of ' Boccaccio 's Decameron '

- Question 2 A frame narrative is a literary device that serves as a companion to a story within a story. Boccaccio’s Decameron has a very obvious use of a framing device, where is there is one overarching story and within the overarching story, there are other stories. The overarching story is set in Italy, where a group of 10 people, seven women and three men, flee Florence and go to a villa in the countryside. To pass the time, everyone is in charge of telling a story every day, except for the weekends, which results in 10 days of stories....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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The Soothsayer 's Warning By Julius Caesar

- Beware the Ides of March. (I, ii, 18) This is when the soothsayer 's warning Julius Caesar about the Assassination attempt on him. (Pearl Harbor attack) I feel that in everybody 's lives we all have that one person that warns us about something that is going to happen yet we still don 't listen to them and we continue on. When that moment happens though we wished we would have listened to the person or soothsayer because they were right and we 're trying to help us. An example of this would be Pearl Harbor....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Julius Caesar]

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The Flaws of Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

- The Flaws of Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Brutus’ tragic flaws are part of what makes him a tragic hero. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is a great example of a tragic hero. His tragic flaws are honor, poor judgement, and idealism (Bedell). In Shakespeare’s plays, the tragic hero and his flaws cause the downfall of the play (Tragic Flaws). In the play Julius Caesar, Cassius and the other conspirators take advantage of Brutus’ honor. The conspirators wrote Brutus fake letters from the public to get him to join them....   [tags: Papers]

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Branagh's Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing

- Branagh's Interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing   Shakespeare's wonderful comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, is an entertaining tale of the trials and tribulations of two pairs of lovers, who must face and overcome both malicious schemes plotted against them and also their own flaws and shortcomings before finding happiness together. Although clearly a comedy, the play is not without its darker moments. Don John plots to ruin Claudio's marriage; he nearly succeeds because Claudio, and most of the other men in the play, are too quick to judge Hero (and women in general) as innately deceitful....   [tags: Much Ado About Nothing Essays]

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Valkyrie – A Film Review

- “A fanatically hysteric romantic with a brutal will,” this is how Karl Alexander von Muller, described the personality of Adolf Hitler. Throughout Hitler’s reign, people close to him had the same outlook towards him, like von Muller, and many officers and generals plotted to kill the dictator. The plot that came closest to succeeding was “Project Valkyrie,” which was the subject of the 2010 film “Valkyrie”. The film incorporated many aspects that are historically accurate, despite a number of minor historical flaws....   [tags: Film Review]

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Ceasar Charater Analysis

- Character Analysis Antony- What Cassius says about Antony: "You know not what…that which he will utter?" Pg. 582 lines 233-236. This shows that the conspirators are afraid of what Antony will say in his oration to the mob. Cassius is trying to make Brutus see what Antony is really up to, but Brutus is too caught up in honor to notice. What Antony does: He speaks to the crowd making them feel sorry for him, ashamed of themselves, and hate the conspirators. He causes them to go into an angry rage in scene 3....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rhetorical Devices in Mark Antony’s Funerary Speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- While giving speeches, people use certain rhetorical devices with the intention of obtaining a certain outcome. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony stands on the capitol steps, addressing Rome’s countrymen. He speaks on the demerits of Brutus on March 15, 44 B.C. at the capitol building in Rome, just after Brutus assassinated a beloved ruler. In his speech, Antony urges the Romans to recognize Julius Caesar’s merits and Brutus and the conspirator’s immoral act, all while adopting the persona of an emotional friend of the people....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]

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John Wilkes Booth: His Impact on American History

- In society today, the smallest most unexpected event or person can make an enormous impact on the course of history as “we” know it. A perfect example of this was caused by John Wilkes Booth. In just a minute he changed history and America in a way that no one thought could or would ever happen. Son of noted actor Junius Brutus Booth and one of ten children, John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 near the town of Bel Air, Maryland (Historynet.com). At the ripe age of seventeen, he made his first stage appearance, following in the footsteps of his father....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln's Assassin]

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Julius Caesar, The Selfish Dictator

- Julius Caesar (July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. On March 15 44 B.C.E, the Roman dictator Julius Caesar was murdered. There are multiple accounts of this incident, while all accounts came after the death of Caesar, the writing on the incident portray Julius Caesar to have been a selfish dictator. The death of Caesar, written by Caesar's biographer, Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.70-c.135), is believed to be the most famous and accurate account of the death of Julius Caesar....   [tags: roman general, marcus brutus]

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The Newburgh Conspiracy of 1782

- The Newburgh Conspiracy of 1782 was the closest an American army has ever come to a revolt or coup d’état (Kohn, 17). Due to the failed attempt to ratify the Impost of 1781, Alexander Hamilton, one of the most involved conspirators in Congress to partake in the conspiracy, along with other nationalist conspirators in Congress, attempted to use the threat of the conspiracy as a weapon to pressure Congress into accepting an amendment to the Articles of Confederation. This amendment would allow the national government the power to tax imports, which would also result in a stronger national government; the Impost of 1781 would have given the government the ability to lay a 5% duty on imports....   [tags: History Research Paper, American Army, Revolt]

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Julius Caesar - Summary Of Act I-v

- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play about loyalty, betrayal, love, and deception. There are many characters with fairly in-depth personalities. Some of the main characters are Cassius, the crafty, deceptive, witty man who is the leader of the conspiracy that killed Caesar. Brutus, the noble, honest, honorable man who is one of the key members of the conspiracy. There is also Antony, who is Caesar’s right hand man. He is shrewd and ruthless man, willing to do anything to get revenge for Caesar’s death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Caesar’s Reincarnation

- Caesar’s Reincarnation According to an ancient Norse saying, “All creatures die, including men, but one thing never dies, the renown of the noble dead.” In the play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare leaves several hints suggesting that Caesar, “…the foremost man in all this world,” (4.3.22) never truly dies. His faithful follower, Mark Antony, embodies his personality. His lasting memories and role in the purpose of the conspiracy keep him alive in name. And the appearance of his ghost, haunting the conspirators before their deaths, keeps him alive in sprit ....   [tags: Shakespeare]

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Examining how Brutus and Mark Anthony Utilise Language to Manipulate the Audience in Act 3 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar

- Examining how Brutus and Mark Anthony Utilise Language to Manipulate the Audience in Act 3 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar This essay will scrutinize and analyse two speeches from Julius Caesar; firstly Brutus's funeral oration and Mark Anthony's response in Act 3 Scene 2. Brutus as a conspirator against Caesar addresses the audience to justify himself along with his other conspirator's actions whilst Mark Anthony speaks in Caesar's defence and Brutus prosecution. This essay will explore how each character uses rhetorical devices to appeal to the audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Persuasion at Its Best

- “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” is an example of persuasion that William Shakespeare has Brutus say in Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, 3.2.21-3.2.22). Shakespeare uses a wide variety of persuasion in his play including: ethical appeal, and the Greek logos, ethos and pathos, as well as blank verse for high class characters like Brutus and Antony. The use of these persuasive techniques and the distinction of blank verse is best identified in Brutus’ and Antony’s conflicting speeches regarding Caesar’s death; moreover, Antony’s speech upsets Brutus’s because Antony uses authority in blank verse, as well as use logos, pathos, and ethos unlike Brutus’s logos and ethos....   [tags: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar]

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Arrogance Before a Fall

- Arrogance Before a Fall People encounter arrogance on a daily basis. However, not many people are aware of the detrimental effects that come with arrogance and pride. This concept of arrogance is explored in William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Many characters in this play are corrupted with arrogance, and it always ends up hurting them. The play opens up with Julius Caesar, the ruler of Rome, returning to the city after defeating Pompey, his rival, in battle. While he is celebrated by the Roman citizens, a group of superiors are concerned that Caesar is gaining too much power....   [tags: Detrimental Effects, Arrogance, Pride]

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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the title leads the mind to believe that Caesar is the tragic hero; however, this is not the case. The noble Brutus is a much more accurate fit for the role of tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character with a tragic flaw that goes from good fortune to complete misfortune in a fairly quick downfall. Although some may argue that Caesar fits this depiction, Brutus is a better choice. He goes from the top of the social standings to international scumbag when he joins the conspirators and murders Caesar, his friend....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Envy Leads to Bloodshed in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- Human nature causes people to behave in extreme ways; for example, the envy of another’s power may result in bloodshed. The ancient Romans had three men, the triumvirate, rule the people. The triumvirate in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar consisted of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Marcus Crassus; however, after the deaths of Pompey and Crassus Julius Caesar became the sole ruler of Rome. Caesar belonged to the Populists Party and ruled for the commoners, which angered the other senators....   [tags: rome, kill assassination]

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Analysis of Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero Of Julius Ceasar

- “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”(Aristotle). It should be noted that the Heroes downfall is his own fault as a result of his own free will, At times his death is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss, because it results in greater knowledge and awareness. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Mark Antony´s Speech in William Shakespeare´s Julius Caesar

- Caesar Funeral Speech In Act III, Scene ii of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony approached in front of the busy, crowded, open area of the Forum, he stood resolutely as he prepared to deliver his speech. Anthony needed to shift the mass’s favor towards Caesar while preventing any form of misgivings towards the proposal he was able to make - that the conspirators should compensate for the murder of Caesar with their lives. Through the use of his language and devices such as verbal irony, and rhetorical questions, Anthony devised a speech aimed to justify his goals, make the conspirators guilty of their crime, and raise up a mutiny to avenge Caesar’s wrongful death....   [tags: Death, Persuasion, Justice]

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Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero

- Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero The famous play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by the esteemed playwright William Shakespeare, details the plight of Marcus Brutus and the other Roman conspirators against the dictator Julius Caesar. There are several tragic heroes in this play who suffer extreme downfalls. A tragic hero is a character who was once in high regard or standing but encounters a series of terrible events that contribute to a giant downfall from that position. The character of Brutus fits this description by all means....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Brutus's Reasoning in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Madness and Ambition in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- “Even the noblest men can be seduced by power; it has the power to kill, to distort, and to corrupt” Through this passage, Matthew Sims captures in essence how individuals often turn to betrayal and deception in order to gain their heart’s desires. This characteristic is not only present in life, but can also be seen in modern and classical literature, including the well known work of Julius Caesar. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the lust for power transcends any one individual and ultimately leads to death and corruption of not only Caesar, but also of Brutus and Cassius....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus faces an internal conflict involving his best friend Caesar becoming the ruler of Rome. Brutus must decide whether to let Caesar live, knowing he would be a bad ruler for Rome, or whether he should kill him for the good of the people. Based on Brutus’ knowledge, his decision to kill Caesar was justified with reason, being innocently misled and manipulated, and the intention of doing what was best for the general good of Rome. Julius Caesar was murdered before being crowned the ruler of Rome due to fear that his personality and many of his characteristics would lead to his rule being one similar to a dictatorship....   [tags: brutus, tragic hero, play, rome]

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The Greed and Ambition of Marcus Brutus

- Greed, ambition, and the possibility of self-gain are always constant in their efforts to influence people’s actions. In Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus, a venerable politician, becomes a victim of the perpetual conflict between power-hungry politicians and ignorant commoners. He is a man of honor and good intentions who sacrifices his own happiness for the benefit of others. Unfortunately, his honor is strung into a fine balance between oblivion and belief and it is ultimately the cause of his downfall....   [tags: julius ceaser, brutus, rome]

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The Republic in Shakespeare´s Julius Caesar

- One of William Shakespeare’s most revered Roman plays and a tragedy that has stood alone in its place of magnificence in world literature, Julius Caesar is accredited to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the battle of Philippi. It is one among several plays written by Shakespeare that were based on true events from Roman history, others being ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’....   [tags: tragedy, civic republicanism]

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Marcus Brutus as a Tragic Hero

- ... This shows that Brutus does not want to kill Caesar “wrathfully”, as if it is out of envy or revenge, but with dignity in knowing that what the conspirators are doing has purpose: they are killing him with Rome’s best interest at heart. Also, Brutus says to his servant, Lucius, “It but must be by [Caesar’s] death: and, for my own part,/I know no personal cause to spurn at him,” (2.1.10–11). This displays that Brutus has no personal resentment towards Caesar, but is doing what is best for the Roman people....   [tags: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar]

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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Rhetorical strategies are perhaps one of the oldest corrective rules introduced on the human race. Rhetoric is the study of impressive writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. In William Shakespeare's very famous play "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar," Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony give a speech at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both speakers introduce themselves to the crowd in their own unique way with the usage of the three different rhetorical strategies; logos, ethos, and pathos, therefore arousing in the Roman crowd greatly distinct emotions and reactions....   [tags: Caesar Shakespeare]

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Caesar: Gone but not Forgotten

- Julius Caesar was written by Shakespeare in the Elizabethan Era. Julius Caesar relates the story of the conspiracies against the new dictator of Rome, Julius Caesar. In the play, a group of conspirators against Caesar’s recent rise to power plot to assassinate him. The conspirators eventually kill Caesar, and his mentee/confidant, Antony, wishes to say a funeral speech in his honor. The conspirators agree to let him speak and they let one their own, Brutus, speak as well. The funeral speeches are a major turning point in the play, because their speeches moved the play in a new direction....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare]

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- The play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is renowned throughout the world. This tragedy tell the story of the conspiracy to murder Julius Caesar and the results afterwards. Of all the characters in the play, I find Marcus Brutus to be the most interesting. Time and time again Brutus is convinced and persuaded into decisions. At the times when he actually does make a decision on his own, it ends badly. Throughout the whole play, he believes that what he is doing is the right things, he makes choices for only moral reasons....   [tags: tragedy, conspiracy, murder]

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Julius Caesar

- The story of Julius Caesar’s assassination has been told both historically and fictionally. Historical sources focus on the facts of the assassination, while fictionary works focus more on the characters and the drama of the story. Because of the different purposes of the sources, there are many differences between the historical and fictional stories. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar adds certain details and dramatic elements to make the story more interesting and to make the play more enjoyable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Theme of Friendship in Julius Caeser

- The Theme of Friendship in Julius Caeser Throughout, William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the theme of friendship would prove to be a very delicate and manipulative element. This element would be the very entity that would seal Julius Caesar's fate. Brutus, Decius, and all the other conspirators would use this to their power, and to Julius's weakness. Friendship was used as a cover to blind Julius from the truth, from the plots against him. Flattery along with manipulation was used as a way of persuasion to soothe any feelings of doubt or weariness....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius

- Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius       In the play Julius Caesar, written and preformed by William Shakespeare, there are many characters, but two, Brutus and Cassius, stood out. The play begins in Rome where a celebration of Julius Caesar's victory over the former ruler of Rome, Pompeii. The victory leads to Caesar's betrayal by his jealous companions. Senators and other high status figures are jealous of Caesar's new and growing power, while others, like Brutus, fear the tyrannical rule Caesar could enforce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Julius Caesar as the Noblest Roman of Them All

- Julius Caesar as the Noblest Roman of Them All In William Shakespeare's " Julius Caesar" the victorious Mark Antony calls his rival Brutus, "the noblest Roman of them all". At the start of the play we witnessed Cassius persuade Brutus to join a conspiracy to kill Caesar. In my essay I intend to discuss four main characters in order to prove or disapprove Mark Antony's statement. The play starts off with Julius Caesar entering Rome after his victory in the civil war against Pompey....   [tags: Papers]

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Appearance vs. Reality in Julius Caesar

- Appearance vs. Reality in Julius Caesar In life, people and things are not always as they appear. William Shakespeare displays this idea throughout his play, Julius Caesar. The play portrays the historical murder of one of ancient Rome's most precious leaders, Julius Caesar. The play takes its readers through the minds of the conspirators as they plot this massive murder and deal with the responsibilities of its consequences. During the aftermath of Caesar's death, Octavius talks to Antony about how they should bring peace back to Rome....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Brutus and Antony both display their sides of Caesar in hopes of getting the Plebeians to support them. Mark Antony, a friend of Caesars, effectively persuades the crowd that the conspirators are traitors rather than heroes while technically keeping his promise to avoid saying anything negative about them. Antony convinced the mob that Caesar cared for the common people by manipulating the definition of the words “honorable” and “ambitious,” and using props, thereby delivering the more effective speech in the end....   [tags: character and story analysis]

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