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, depending at in what way one looks at it. As an effect of this, it is now generally discussed that the play could have been named "Marcus Brutus" or "The Lives of Caesar, Brutus and Antony" or the likes Julius Caesar is not just the title character of the play; he is also the most significant character. This Shakespeare's play is really related to the real life of Julius Caesar and the scheme is generally based on it. Even though Brutus appears in more scenes and speaks more lines, he's just a supporting character. The play is really about Caesar. He is almost a passive character floating through scenes and circumstances created by others: He is in a procession where the fortune-teller warns him of the Ides. When you read this play, it really feels like it has two halves to it: the events leading up to Caesar’s assassination and the events after it. These two separate halves are almost both tragedies in themselves. The first half explores the glory of Caesar and shows Brutus’…
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…
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…