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 he where, the plan to kill him would not have been to assassinate him near Pompey statue, and because he moved the Roman into war across the Rubicon River in North Italy.
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.”5:3:94-96 With the might of Caesar’s spirit turning the swords of his opponents to kill themselves, the spirit of Caesar has killed the assassinators. As the assassins are dying, the spirit and might of Julius Caesar have killed off those that have killed him.
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.
“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?” (ii.III.L 78-98). Antony gives all these reasons to contradict what Brutus says thus making Brutus’ honorable deed not so
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.
Caesar had many tragic flaws, however; Brutus´ tragic flaws shows how the play should be renamed ¨The Tragedy of Brutus”. A tragic flaw is a character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy. “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.
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. When Caesar first started to get power with three other people but he killed one of them to get the solo power of Rome.
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.
The accounts of him going in and shooting these amazing shots from nearly a mile away are absolutely astounding. 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.