Brutus may have thought that killing a potentially tyrannical dictator could have been a good thing for Rome. However, in this thinking process, Brutus should have come to the conclusion that killing a king would lead to an all-out war, which it did. Soon after Caesar’s assassination, a friend of Caesar, Antony, and a relative of Caesar, Octavius, joined forces to wage war against Brutus and Cassius. Octavius was furious at the death of his kin. He said the following during the
He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
Sebastian Pennett Bryan Braint (Alix, Section 8) English 160 A October 3rd, 2014 Critical Essay Part One: Aaron Vs. Cassius In the play Julius Caesar and Titus Andronicus there are two very similar characters in both plays, yet at the same time surprisingly different. Aaron in Titus Andronicus is considered the puppeteer of the play, he is known for his conniving manipulation and his downright hatred for humanity. Throughout the play Aaron destroys many lives in hopes of desolating Rome and all of its citizens as a form of vengeance. However in Julius Caesar, Cassius is known for his manipulation and love for Rome, who would do anything to protect Rome. Cassius ends up taking advantage of Brutus and his power and ends up convincing Brutus
For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
Sallust explains the King’s relationship with his three sons and how each son obtains a portion of the kingdom after the King dies. Among the sons, one of them is named Jugurtha, who was adopted by the King. Jugurtha was a greedy man who wanted more than the portion his father left for him, so he plotted and killed both of his brothers. Rome, however, hears about the murders, so Jugurtha bribes the Roman government to dismiss the situation. Wars break out between Jugurtha and surrounding nations.
Ozymandias portrays the conflict as the power that can be arrogant and cruel but ultimately can’t last forever. The traveler’s perspective reveals how changeable power and influence can be over time. The poet of Ozymandias has used structural devices to show how power can cause arrogance. This is further justified as a conflict between man’s superiority vs. religion. This is exposed when “trunkless
This piece of background information is crucial because his death has generated a tremendous force on the plot and themes of the play. The logic behind Polynices and Eteocles’ battle was because the King of Thebes, their father, Oedipus had died. Therefore they had to share the throne, however, Polynices did not condone this and assembled an army out of Thebes. This resulted in both brothers dying, withdrawing the throne to their uncle Creon. As Creon takes the place of King, he passes a new law and has ordered for Polynices could not have a proper burial.
Sarmiento views this as a great tragedy, for it could have been such a productive region. Chaos and division plagued the Republic. Rosas eventually became president after manipulations and corruption, he and Facundo began to war with each other. Facundo 's barbarism foreshadows that of Rosas. Also, Sarmiento writes, “Civilization will, however feeble its present resistance, one day resume its place” (Facundo pg.
Marcus Brutus, a brave man who was a supporter of the republic who in a government guided by the senators. His grandfather raised Brutus and it must have been tough for him growing up without a dad and all. When he killed Cesar along with many other men it must have been mentally tough because Brutus had a friendship with Caesar, and to kill him for the sake of the country because you think that he had too much power and no one can over rule him, that is a very strong and risky action to follow through with because even if you kill him, who will get his will and all the power that he so called had too much of. Caesar trusted Brutus before he was killed and Caesar’s dying words were, “You too Brutus?” There was some “back-stabbing” to blame on Brutus. Antony was an intelligent man who devoted his life to be reliant on Caesar.
Some examples of dictators are Napoleon Bonaparte, Idi Amin, Julius Caesar and of course Macbeth. They are all real life dictators but this Macbeth is not the same as the real one even though they both did commit similar crimes against humanity. All of the dictators that were mentioned actually share many similarities from their ambition to their downfall. For example, some of the similarities between Macbeth and Napoleon is that Macbeth was so ambitious and destined to be the king that he did anything to gain what he wanted, as well as napoleon, he waited to gain power and he was very prideful and foolish. Macbeth 's actions and ambition was what led him to his downfall.