A Tragic Hero’s Pride Every story has a tragic hero, sometimes in stories or novels it’s more obvious who that hero is. In the beginning of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus is loved and described as a noble person by everyone in Rome that knows him, but he lets this go to his head. He ends up judging people based on his ideals on what’s moral and right, causing him to make rash decisions that lead to his ultimate demise. In the end, Brutus becomes a tragic hero who lets his pride lead to his downfall. To emphasize Brutus’ change he says “People, and senators, be not affrighted fly not; stand still; ambition’s debt is paid” (III.ii.82-83). Brutus tries to assure the people that the conspirators won’t admit that things have changed. In addition, Brutus tries to reassure people that he is till honorable even though he has killed Caesar when he says “He shall be satisfied and, my honor, depart untouched” (III.i.182-183). Brutus believes that if he lets Antony leave he will come to understand why they had to kill Caesar, and even puts it on his honor. Since he let Antony go and not listen to Cassius’ judgment, Antony comes back and turns against Brutus and the conspiracy. Similarly, he goes on to say “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (III.ii.21-22). In the quote Brutus is saying that he still loved Caesar, but he believed he was helping Rome when he decided to kill Caesar; when he could have talked it out with Caesar instead. He thinks…
Table of Contents
Julius Caesar – General, Dictator (100 B.C.E – 44 B.C.E) 1
Quick Facts 1
Caesers Leadership 2
Power & Respect 2
Strength & Weaknesses 2
Caesars impact then & now 3
In Conclusion 3
Julius Caesar – General, Dictator (100 B.C.E – 44 B.C.E)
Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar turned the Roman Republic into the powerful Roman Empire. A rebellion ended his reign, and his life, on the Ides of March.
Birthdate: July 12, 100 B.C
Julius Caesar essay
Brutus was Caesars best friend, they grew up together and told
each other everything, Caesar trusted Brutus like a brother. Brutus
is plotting to kill Caesar because he believes that Caesar will
become a tyrant, so this is his idea of stopping that, if you don't
know what a tyrant is it is when someone is a cruel ruler, which is
what he believed Caesar would become if crowned king. Cassius
has made Brutus believe that killing Caesar is a good thing even…
good intentions, was an extremist in his fight for Indian independence, and he was assassinated. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare showcases this need for balance. Extremism in any aspect of life leads to destruction.
There is a delicate balance between the public and private aspects of one’s life. Caesar is a prime example of the neglect of personal thoughts and feelings. On the day that Caesar is supposed to accept his crown, his wife, Calpurnia, has a negative prophetic dream about him. At first…
Antony creates havoc amongst the crowd over the truth behind Julius Caesar’s death.
Antony opens his speech by justifying his reason to address the people of Rome. Antony uses antithesis to address the people of Rome of his intention: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him…” (JC 3.2.83). Contrasting the words “bury” and “praise,” Antony distinguishes his desires among the Plebes by appealing to their want to trust him. To later justify his intentions to speak among the Plebes, Antony must first establish…
of Julius Caesar
How does the stress of being a high-ranking individual involved in tortuous, convoluted political plots affect relationships between said individuals and others? The story of Julius Caesar follows the downfall of Caesar by the hands of a group of conspirators. These conspiritors, having murky intentions and led by Cassius and Brutus, implement a plan to kill Caesar. Caesar’s demise and Antony’s speech sparks a battle between the loyal followers of the defeated Caesar, and the conspirators…
Despite the belief that Caesar would have made a good leader, a close reading of Julius Caesar shows that he would have indeed made self-centered and ‘cold’ leader. He talked of himself in third person, he didn’t listen to the cries and opinions of the citizens, and he also turned down the crown three times. Caesar never did let the words of others deter him from his goals or what he was going to do. “He is a dreamer. Let us leave him. Pass” (Shakespeare, Act I, L.101). Even with his knowledge and…
His Family Background and Position
Gaius Julius Caesar was born on the 13th of July 100 BC. His father was also called Gaius Julius Caesar and in about 100 BC he would have completed a term as quaestor, the lowest rank in the hierarchy of Roman officials. His mother was Aurelia, the daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta, who had been consul in 119 BC. This relationship provided Caesar with opportunities that were not normally available.
Their family belonged to the patricate, Rome’s…
HOI First Essay Assignment
July Fast Track 2010/2011
“Were The Conspirators Right to Murder Julius Caesar?”
Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) was one of the greatest men in history and is very infamous (Barlow in Julius Caesar Extracts “introduction”). Caesar’s rise of power began in 60 BC when he was included in the triumvirate, together with Crassus and Pompey. He gained popularity because of his victories in Mytilene, his conquest in Gaul and invasion of…
characteristics that Julius Caesar from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar had. If any of the characters in his play could be a leader in the modern world, Julius Caesar would be the best.
Caesar put the good of Rome over himself and his personal interests. This shows how dedicated Caesar was to the people of Rome. When asked to address first his own needs Caesar refused, as stated on page 173, Act III, scene 1, line 8, “ What touches us ourself shall be served last.” Caesar put his personal interests…