Describe Whether Caesar Was Portrayed As A "Model Politician" Or A Selfish Dictator From the three prescribed readings it can be said that Julius Caesar was a selfish dictator. What was contained in the reading indicated that Julius Caesar is a man that has hunger for power, a self-centered man, and unwavering dictator. And since even the entire people were no longer pleased with present conditions, they rebelled at his tyranny and would like to defend their liberty . It is crystal clear in all the three documents that Julius Caesar was very selfish who only care about himself and his personal goals. In other words in all the three accounts the message is clear that the view of Julius Caesar was not that of a fair and just politician .Assuming
After the assassins of Caesar such as Brutus and Cassius have gained power, they face opposition from the supporters of Caesar such as Mark Anthony and Octavius. As Mark Antony and Octavius have ensued a battle against Brutus and Cassius, the Romans have split themselves up over the death of Caesar. While Cassius and Titinius have died, the death of Caesar has heralded the death of the opponents of Caesar. Realizing this ,Brutus calls to the spirit of Julius Caesar, “O, Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet,- Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords-In our proper entrails.
Assassinate Caesar Corruptions of power often lead to betrayal. In this play of Shakespeare’s, tragedy is always happening. Competitions arise when people try to take power and rule the country, and these competitions always cause death and tragedy. In the play Julius Caesar, people were trying to limit Caesar’s corruption of power by assassinating him. Political and personal motivations lead Brutus and Cassius to assassinate Caesar.
Antony then steps up to the plate to give his speech. “The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious… He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:... I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he thrice refuse: was this ambition?”
In Brutus’ oration he answers the question of why he decided to kill Caesar. Brutus answers the question by saying, “this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (3.2.22-24). This answer from Brutus appeals to the Romans’ sense of nationalism. Brutus inflames the mob’s feeling of passion and pride for their country. This use of pathos is very powerful and well crafted; however, Mark Antony outsmarts him.
Julius Caesar is a widely known, famous play read in schools everywhere. The basis of the story is that a group of cruel men ban together to kill their ruler. It’s only natural that people assume that this is s highly organized group of killers, however this is just not the case. From the beginning the leaders of the group have clear intentions. While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own.
“This was the noblest Roman of them all” (IV.V.68). The noblest Roman of them all, according to Antony, was Brutus. One of his tragic flaws was that he believed everything that everyone tells him. Another important tragic flaw of Brutus was that
Julius Caesar is a great tragedy written by William Shakespeare that showed the great flaws in people and nations. Everyone in the play had a flaw or a hamartia such as cowardice, manipulation, or betrayal. But, everyone also has their strengths such as power and leadership. Caesar was a key character, even though he didn't appear through the whole play, but he betrayed his way into power.
An example of corruption in a play is in the play Julius Caesar. In this play Antony is the one who stands out the most corrupt. After Caesars death, Antony starts to mourn him, making him become vengeful. He wishes for "Domestic fury and fierce civil strife"(3.1.263), Antony wants a war to go on as "a curse"(3.1.262)
Marcus Junius Brutus and Mark Antony both deliver speeches to justify the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE and both use Logos and Ethos to convince the Roman citizens to join their sides. Both sides deliver their speeches with vehemence and start by elucidating why Brutus killed Caesar to begin with, why Antony’s desire for revenge is justified, and what the future of Rome will be because of his death. Antony teases the citizens of Rome with the will of Caesar that he holds in hand and claims it will dishonor Brutus and the other conspirators and is also one of his vital uses of Ethos in his speech. Most of the citizens, if not all of them side with Antony and will most likely help him accede to a great title of power in the future and also betray Brutus because of what Antony has them believe, i.e. an ignoble assassin. Brutus and Antony 's speeches were both compelling, although Antony´s speech was more successful, but it is because he was able to manipulate the people of Rome with
Then him nearly avoiding death, bullets flying over his head, escaping IED explosions, and still coming out unscathed its like a movie star in an action scene. right when their is a lull in the story it always seems to pick back up with some hilarious shenanigans or some death defying stunt that they pull off against all odds. While it is entertaining, it also helps us understand what people in the military go through over seas. It gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for those who serve. I would personally recommend this to anyone.
In the story, “Killing Caesar,” by Jon Herman, different viewpoints are shown towards how others see Caesar as a leader. “To the people, Caesar was more god than man,” and, “He was too dangerous and tyranny must not stand,” show the two viewpoints: a tyrant or a hero. Julius Caesar is better known as a hero, even after some negative things he did. Caesar had great power as a ruler and had many achievements in Rome. He improved the life for each individual and proved to be a hero by has actions.
Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare and the poem “Reapers” by Jean Toomer, justice and injustice are shown through the actions of the powerless and the powerful. For example in Julius Caesar, the people wanted Julius to become their king “Was the crown offered him thrice?” (Act 1 Scene 2 238) but he refused the crown three times. After the third time Julius noticed that the people were happy that he did not accept the crown, so he bent down and offered them his head. The people refused because if they had accepted this offer they would have been immediately killed by a guard.
People who are proud aren’t honorable. Napoleon is one of the most proud characters in both stories. He is very proud of what he’s done and he even brags to the humans that he can do what they do. In Animal Farm George Orwell says, “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” Napoleon had betrayed the animals on the farm; Freeing them from Jones just to treat them similarly and own them like a human.
There has always been a discussion on whether Julius Caesar was a hero or a tyrant, “Killing Caesar” by Jon Herman gives the readers a reason why he is such of a hero in some eyes and a tyrant in others. To answer that Julius Caesar was a hero. During Julius Caesar’s reign he made life in Rome higher quality than it was before. In the article “Killing Caesar” it says, “For the average Roman, Caesar’s rule was a blessing. ”This must mean that the type of government Rome had was dreadful.