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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
characterised by intelligence, honour, passion and
nobility. All these qualities describe Julius Caesar and Brutus, both of whom are unable to escape their fate, bringing about their own destruction or having it inflicted on them.
Shakespeare relied on Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives for historical events and characters in Julius Caesar. In Shakespeare’s play Brutus and Caesar are equally noble and driven by their love of duty and the Roman people.
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I have heard that Cassius is attempting to convince you to join a conspiracy to kill Caesar. Because I am a citizen I know that the other people of Rome love Caesar and want him as their ruler. So let me, as your friend, try to persuade you to not help in the malicious plot to murder Caesar.
The conspiracy was not created because Cassius fears for Rome and what Caesar will make of it…
Julius Caesar was born in 100 BCE to a family that was neither rich nor noble. He worked his was into power by being a fine speaker that was devoted to the cause of the people. At the young age of 37 he was elected pontifex maximus, a highly regarded position given for life. During his rise in politics, Caesar understood the advantages of allies and created a very strong alliance between himself and Pompey and Crassus, two influential political figures. The allies…
March 21, 2013
Julius Caesar Essay
A tragic hero is the character whose actions deeply affect the other characters and who creates a series of events that eventually lead to the character’s downfall and the downfall of his loved ones. Such a hero possesses a flaw in character that influences his actions and thinking and especially his judgments. In logically determining who the hero in Julius Caesar is, one simply must find the one character that fits…