Essay about Caesar: Roman Republic and Caesar

Submitted By rachelquiring
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Good Leader? When asked to describe a good leader, one might say caring, honest, loyal, genuine, trustworthy or responsible. These are all 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 as last on the list to be discussed. A leader should always think of his people first, which Caesar clearly did.
Caesar also deeply cared for the people of Rome. After Caesar died Antony read his will to the people. On page 757, Act III, scene 2, line 243, Antony says, “ Here is the will, and under Caesar's seal. To every Roman citizen he gives, To every several man, seventy-five drachmas.” He then continues to say on line 250, “ Moreover, he hath left you all his walks, His private arbours and new-planted orchards, On this side Tiber; he hath left them you, And to your heirs for ever, common pleasures, To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves.” Caesar left in his will gifts to the people of Rome from his own fortune. He loved the people and cared for them, a characteristic every leader needs to be successful.
Some said that Caesar was…