Julius Caesar In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, Caesar met his bloody end at the hands of the conspirators in the first scene of act 3. Their plan successfully happened and achieved, however; Caesar’s “best-friend” Antony was enraged. The conspiracy saw Caesar as a tyrant whom wanted to take over the city, dictatorship. To overturn the conspiracy, Antony used his emotions and rhetorical devices to persuade the audience to withdraw the support against Brutus and the others speech they had given to gain the audiences’ support. His skilled abilities: planning and vengeful manipulator was shown during the speech. To gain the audience’s attention, Antony first started off saying his loyalties. In his speech, “I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: I am no orator, as Brutus is. But as you know me all, a plain blunt man. That love my friend; and that they know full well. That they gave me public leave to speak for him.” He uses understatement to explain to the audience everything he says during the funeral, the speech, is not false really meant it. He wanted the audience to listen to everything he said which made the people switch sides. As Antony continued his speech, he also said, “I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke but here I am to speak what I do know.” His Hyperbole demonstrated how exaggerated he was when he saw Caesar lying on the ground, breathe less, cold, and letting blood. This, of course, had the audience feeling some type of way for Antony, somewhat like sympathy. Now, his last speech tells the audience that Caesar isn’t who you think he is, a dreadful man who wants to take over the city. This speech was personally said by Antony, “When the poor have cried, Caesar hart wept ambitious should be made of sternest self.” To restate, when Caesar saw the poor suffering, he helps them for his own sake. He’s a kind hearted man who doesn’t like to see his people in suffrage. This loyalty he gave to his people was tremendous and effective. Caesar stayed loyal to his people, but somehow his people don’t accept it and betrayed him. This allowed Antony the opportunity to convince the audience and the Conspiracy how it was dreadful to commit and to assassinate Caesar. Antony says “Show you sweet Caesar wounds, poor, poor, dumb mouths, and bid them to speak for me.” He gave that speech personification like the wounds can talk, because he was still and dead silence and he hoped Caesar was still alive somehow. Another speech impacted the conspiracy and the audience to side with him, “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar and I mist pause til he come back to me.” This shows that Antony was very loyal to Caesar like a son or slave. He’s done everything as Caesar asked, and never obeys as he says everything Caesar wanted was command. His loyalties remained within him. Having a loyal friend is important to a friendship. Its one of the traits you desire to have in a friend. The word loyal is someone who truly believes in good for someone. It also can be define as faith and trust explaining their…
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…
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 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…
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…
Julius Caesar was born in July 100 BC and died in March 44 BC. He was known for being a politician and general of the late Roman republic, who greatly extended the Roman empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, he was a statesman, Consul and author. He is deemed one of the greatest military commanders in the history of the world.
At the age of seventeen Caesar married Cornelia, the daughter of a powerful politician in Rome.
He joined the Roman Army…
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…
Who was the un-crowned emperor in the history of Rome? Well, Julius Caesar of course! Caesar is one of the most controversial characters of history; the people that are for him see him as a defender of the rights of the people against an oligarchy. The people against him see him as an ambitious troublemaker, who forced his way to dictatorial power and destroyed the republic. In my opinion Julius Caesar was an efficient leader until the day he was assassinated in March 15, 44 BC by…
Comparison of the Stability of the Roman Republic vs. Roman Empire
Julius Cesar abruptly transitioned from a republic to an empire In order to understand the comparative stability of the Republic vs. that of the Empire; we must first identify and discuss some of the characteristics of each. Only by evaluating the characteristics can we identify the more stable form of government.
The Republic style of government is characterized by the following:…
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…