In the “Julius Caesar”, Caesar was a heroic person; he got the respect of the Romans, and hoped that he would become king. Brutus had a great heart, but he listened to the villains and did not have a firm hand. Eventually, he joined the rebels, and finally there was no way out for him but only to let his servant to kill him. Caesar is a person worthy of respect, and perhaps he is a more appropriate leader. In the opening of the play, his love for the people can be clearly seen. Anthony offered him the crown three times, but he refused. This expressed his greatness. His own garden was available to the people for walking, and he promised to give each person 75 drachmas. He could be called a competent monarch because of his love for the people. He did not have the ambition to be king. People attempted to assassinate him several times, but he showed no fear, and preserved his bravery in the final scene. He said “I’m as immovable as the northern star, whose stable and stationary quality has no equal in the sky. The sky shows countless stars. They’re all made of fire, and each one shines. But only one among all of them remains in a fixed position. So it is on earth. The world is full of men, and men are flesh and blood, and they are capable of reason. Yet out of them, I know only one who is unassailable, who never moves from his position, that’s me.”(3.1.60-70) However, not everyone is perfect, Caesar had his shortcomings. On March 15, his wife tried to persuade him not to go to the senate. He promised not to go at the beginning, but only under the provocation of Decius, he immediately changed his mind. This resulted in his tragic murder. Maybe it was his lack of a stability that caused his brutal ending. Furthermore, Brutus, he is a righteous and loyal man. He loved Caesar until the end; he did not change his feelings for Caesar. However he could be easily…
Julius Caesar was born in Rome in July 100 BCE into a prestigious family known as the Julius Clan. He was involved with politics because of his family lineage as everyone in his family was involved with politics in some shape or form. He started out as governor of the then Roman province, Spain, from 61-60 BCE. He began to try to make his way to high power in Rome. He disobeyed the authority of the Roman senate and sparked a civil war. His army defeated the republican forces and he went to Egypt…
In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, there are two kinds of power that are represented. First being major, and second, minor. There are many characters in the play that either have major influence in the outcome of the events, minor influence, or just no influence at all. There are many different powers in this story that affect the outcome of the events in the play Julius Caesar. Shakespeare describes five major and eight minor.
The five major powers are held by Caesar, Brutus, Casca…
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…
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
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…
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…
of Rome in an ironic manner implying that Brutus lies. When speaking to the people of Rome, 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…
Madison Pallett 12-7-12
CEII-III Julius Caesar
The famous play written by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, has numerous meaningful quotes. But, the quote that stood out the most for me was "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” I fully understood this quote in seconds, it has a lot of meaning also, more then any other quote in the play in my perspective. I believe Shakespeare, is the only writer that writes memorable lines. He is an incredible writer and knows how to…
days ago. Julius Caesar, an ambitious man, was a respected Senator and brilliant war general from Rome, Georgia. He was brutally killed on the very floor of our Senate. Caesar was a man who held the power and admirations of our people. His wit and experience solved many of our problems on our most recent war, earning more respect from America’s people. Many believed he would run as President in the upcoming election. The conspirators didn’t try to hide their apparent hatred for Caesar, stabbing him…
Julius Caesar is very important because he ended the Roman Republic.
Julius Caesar was a general and helped turn Rome into a big empire. At the
beginning of they play Caesar returns from war with Pompey Later after
defeating all other empires he became a very powerful dictator.
In 44 b.c Caesar was stabbed by a group of senators. Cassius and Brutus
were held responsible for his assassination. Caesar hates Cassius so Cassius hates
Caesar back. Cassius’s noble brother in law Brutus loves Caesar…