Although Caesar has not always been as wise as Brutus, they share a certain, honourable aspect, appropriate for the era in which they live. They both have confidence that the actions they have taken, or plan to take, are fitting towards the situation. Brutus, however, is more reasonable and fit for a higher authority. Brutus has a hefty amount of love and respect for Rome. He even says he is willing to die for his home country (I.ii.171-74). A man this gallant towards his country has a virtuous sense of honour. Even when he plotted the death of his own ruler and dear friend, he chooses decency and integrity over bloodshed (II.i.172-74) Caesar is also a reputable man, for his time. When offered the crown, he denied it three times before agreeing to take it (I.i.220-30). The action in and of itself is an honourable act. Though Caesar and Brutus have numerous similarities, the two are notably different individuals. Caesar was never put into an authoritative position to use the wisdom he possessed. He also doesn’t take his wife seriously when she dreamt of his death (II.ii.10-12, 41-48). Not only does he not heed her warning, he also mocks her and speaks down on her (II.ii.105-08). Unlike Caesar, Brutus takes feat when conspirators arrive to home during the night (II.i.77-85). He makes a plan, informs the conspirators, and executes it intelligently. Brutus is aware of the consequences yet he continues his plot. He realizes that killing an oppressor is the only way to purge Rome of tyranny. “It must be by his death: and for my part, / I know no personal cause to spurn at him, / But for the general.” Brutus says (II.i.10-12). He knows if he murders Caesar, he can restore Rome from what Cassius says the people hate to what he sees as right. Countless traits make up a man and his beliefs; his beliefs are what drive him to accomplish goals. Brutus’ goal was to repair Rome and remove Caesar from power and as stated in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, he succeeds (III.i.73-78). It…
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Julius Ceasar takehome essay
In the play Julius Ceasar you would imagine the hero would be Julius if you just read
the cover. However If you read the story you would find out that Ceasar actually gets killed by
the third act. The consistent “hero” like character is Brutus. Brutus from the very beginning is
all about honor. When he joins the conspirators he is willing to kill his best friend because he
believes that the chances of Julius being a poor ruler of Rome are too great…
The famous play "Julius Caesar" written by the similarly well-known author, William Shakespeare, was one of his shortest plays ever. Shakespeare has used his distinctive way of describing places and atmospheres to make this true ancient and tragic drama; about disloyalty, control, revenge and the adversity to change ones thinking, more significant than what it might be. The audience might say that this plays' protagonist is Julius Caesar. Others might say its Brutus and even maybe Mark Antony,…
After hearing lie after lie from Marcus Brutus, Mark Antony addresses the people 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…
Gaius Julius Caesar ( July 100 B.C 15, March 44 B.C) was a roman general, statesman, consul and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the roman republic, and the rise of the roman empire.
In 60 B.C, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that was to dominate roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power through populist tactics were opposed by the conservative elite ( they wished to limit…
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…
articulating opposing views, are represented in texts you have studied.
How effectively has your response been manipulated by the representations of these views?”
Due to the passionate convictions and articulating opposing views of those in the texts, “Julius Caesar”, published 1988, by William Shakespeare, “Romulus, my Father”, published in 1998, by Raimond Gaita, “Frankenstein”, published 1818, by Mary Shelley and the film “Freedom Writers”, 2007, directed by Richard LaGravenese, my response has been manipulated…
fervently impassioned response regarding power and ambition; as stated by Marcus Aurelius, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Composers inevitably manipulate the exhibition of meaning and perspective via an amalgamation of linguistic and textual form to provoke an interpretation of deliberate bias, as typified within William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Julius Caesar (1599), Oliver Stone’s conspiracy driven film JFK (1991), and the provocative…
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…
A War with Words: The Speeches of Marc Antony and Brutus
Since man developed the gift of speech, he has cultivated it and groomed his silver
tongue to be a weapon to smite his enemies. This ability to use words as weapons is one Marc
Antony uses to turn the tides against Brutus. In William Shakespeare’s
two of the
most famous and profound speeches of all time were crafted by Marcus Brutus and Marcus
Antonius on the day of Julius Caesar’s death. Marc Antony and Brutus are both dear friends of
Caesar, but they…
The Tragic Downfall of
Certain characteristics of a person can make a drastic change in their life. People
are flawed and if they don't make an effort to change, it may lead to their tragic, unavoidable
death. In the tragedy Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, it's visible that Brutus makes rash
decisions that end up making him kill himself. In typical Shakespearean plays the tragic hero
along with his flaws usually lead to the downfall of the play. Brutus’ flaws are what make him a…