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    The Battles of Philippi

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    The Battles of Philippi (42 BCE): The Death of the Roman Republic The battles of Philippi remain one of the best examples of how audacity on the battlefield can influence history. The battles are the climax of the civil war following the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar in 44 BCE by a band of prominent political figures of Rome; (led by Marcus Junius Brutus (Brutus) and Gaius Cassius Longina (Cassius)) who will be referred to in this paper as ‘the Liberators’. The Battles that occurred on

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    overthrowing of Caesar. He subsequently gained support from the patrician’s as well. By assembling the conspirators meeting in Brutus’ home, It is apparent that Cassius was the one who lead the plot against Caesar. At the end of the play, in the battle of Philippi, it is seen that Julius Caesar comes to its denouement due to Cassius’s various dreadful actions. Cassius was the mastermind of Caesar 's assassination as well as the story plot. Looking closely at William Shakespeare’s use of Cassius, it is

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    The definition of a tragic hero is perceived as on who is neither wicked nor purely innocent, one who “is brave and noble but guilty of the tragic flaw of assuming that honorable ends justify dishonorable means”. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus takes the role of the tragic hero. Brutus’s honor, nobility, and self-righteousness makes him “a tragic figure, if not the hero” (Catherine C. Dominic). As the play opens, Brutus is known as a Roman nobleman and a member of one of the most illustrious

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    A tragedy: a type of play that strums the strings of the human heart. Within the midst of a tragedy, heroes can usually be found, but to be considered a tragic hero, a character must meet certain criteria. An individual must be a main character who has a flaw. This flaw ultimately results in the character’s death, but this person maintains his or her honor even after their life has expired. In William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is an ideal example of a tragic hero

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    What does it take to be an effective leader? In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar is given the crown to be the leader of Rome after his triumph. After Brutus slaughters Caesar, Mark Antony appears to compliment on Brutus while he organizes the crowd to take revenge against the conspirators, Brutus and Cassius, for the murder of Caesar. Mark Antony is an effective leader because he demonstrates intelligence, confidence, and manipulation in a decent way despite his manipulative

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    yielded up their dead.” The second part of the play consists mainly on “the increasing political and military unrest […] the growing isolation of Brutus, the swift ascent and yet almost programmed decline of Antony against […] Octavius, the climatic battles […] and the final submission of Brutus”.

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    Naivety in Macbeth

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    Humans are naïve in nature, regardless of race, culture, or environment. Some humans are more naïve than others. Naivety has been the downfall of men throughout history. Taking a glance at history, Czar Nicholas II was naïve and foolish because he followed the words of his advisors. His advisors, including a Holy man named Rasputin, had an uncanny influence over Czar Nicholas II. If he had not listened to their advice to mobilize his army to the Austria borderline, would World War I and his

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    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

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    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

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    Fatal Errors of Brutus

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    men then decide, through Brutus’ persuasion, that it is pointless and too bloody to kill Antony. This error causes Brutus’ ultimate downfall in the end. It would have been wise for the conspirators to kill Antony instead of facing him in their last battle. Finally, once Caesar is dead, Antony proposes to speak at his funeral. Cassius and Brutus again disagree. Cassius knows it is unwise to allow one of Caesar’s loyal friends to address the people at the funeral.

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    In this first act, Caesar is offered a crown, yet he denies it three times in a row. Also, there is a group of conspirators against Caesar, claiming that he is a tyrant. Casca and Cassius explain why they need Brutus on their side, and that is because Brutus is noble, and he can turn anything bad into seeming as a good thing. In this second act, Cassius comes to Brutus’s house with his group of fellow conspirators. They are here to get Brutus on their side to overthrow Caesar. Together, the group

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