Julius Caesar Kill Them With Kindness Analysis

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Kill Them with Kindness

(An analysis of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar)

The world we live in today is filled with violence. Whether it be through the news, books, video games, or movies, society is constantly being bombarded with violence and war. Growing up, children learn at an early age that violence can solve any problem. Violence is never the answer. People who act out in violence ruin their own lives, and others' lives as well. People die for no reason every day from unstable men, women, and children who think violence can solve problems. According to the WHO, World Health Organization, “one person is murdered every 60 seconds,”(Holguin). Most problems of this world can be solved peacefully; however, people choose to act out violently
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Antony convinced the common people that Caesar was a good man and should not have been killed. In ten lines, Mark Antony completely swayed the minds of the people. Speeches like this one can be incredibly powerful and can motivate people. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech comes to mind. Martin Luther King Jr. was gifted with the power of speech. During all the turmoil in the mid-1900's for Civil Rights and desegregation, colored people were fighting the white citizens violently, seriously injuring and killing several. Several black activists were encouraging the violence, while some were silently attacking their problems through peace. Martin Luther King Jr. was one such huge activist who spoke out against violence. During his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he states, “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force,”(King). This speech has changed the lives of thousands, even today. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the way colored people thought they should handle their situation, and changed the way colored citizens were treated. Peaceful strikes and sit-ins followed, and segregation was slowly, but surely,