This essay will examine, explain, and justify Brutus’s depiction as a tragic hero. One of the characteristics of a tragic hero is hamartia: a fatal flaw that will lead to the character’s downfall. Brutus’s hamartia is hard to spot out, but is proven to be fatal once further examined. For instance, Brutus’s main hamartia is his love towards Rome. Brutus tells Cassius that he “had rather be a villager [t]han to repute himself a son of Rome [u]nder these hard conditions” (Shakespeare I.ii:172-174) when Cassius persuades him to join the conspiracy and murder Caesar.
(Voltaire, 1761, p.4) This quote is links to the philosopher Leibnitz who embraces the optimism, where Voltaire condemns this kind of ideology, and ebodies it in Pangloss’s character that the excessive believe in optimism is something intolerable in Candide. Voltaire’s critique to the Libenitz’s optimism is very severe and starts his novel with this quotation to ridicule and challenge this idea. ,(Voltaire, 1761, p.4) 2- ‘’Mankind must have corrupted nature just a little, ‘he would say, ‘ for men are not born wolves, yet they have become wolves.’’ ( Voltaire, 1761, p.12) The Anabaptist ‘Jacques’, explains that he does not agree with Pangloss. And demonstrates that mankind is born as a benevolent creature, despite that god has given them the will to do the good but they astray from the right path. He says men born not as beasts but turn to be beasts after all.
Victorian playwright, William Shakespeare, in his tragedy, Julius Caesar, writes a funeral speech delivered by Marc Antony about his dear friend, Julius Caesar 's, death. This followed Marcus Brutus’ speech which defended the actions of the conspirators that killed Caesar by claiming it was done for the good of Rome. Antony refutes these claims through his use of parallelism, making the plebeians analyze Brutus’ allegations, intense imagery to evoke a sense of pity and vengeance their fallen ruler, and reverse psychology that finally infames the plebeians against the conspirators. These strategies are used to indict the conspirators for the murder of a beloved Roman officer and incite the plebeians to riot against Brutus and his men.. Antony’s
The play Julius Caesar is about conspirators who plan to kill Caesar for the good of the people but instead cause a whole battle on the actions. The play focuses on mainly two of the conspirator Brutus and Cassius who believe in different things. Brutus is stoic and Cassius is epicurean. Stoicism is and Euperiunism are two different things but still brought the mean together. Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness.
By definition, a satire is “a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.” (Merriam-Webster) Both of these authors use this satirical idea to express their views on the issues the novels concern. Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle is a satire written about a fictional religion and the humanistic side of the atomic bomb. Bokononism focuses itself around humanity and technology instead of one central force that religion usually relies on. One of the opening statements of the novel that introduces you to what the atmosphere is, “All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.” (Vonnegut pg. 5) This paradoxical statement announces the overall satirical tone of the novel.
William Shakespeare, in his tragedy Julius Caesar, uses the rhetorical devices of a rhetorical question, repetition of the word ambitious, and direct reference in Antony 's speech to instigate the plebeians and persuade them to rebel against the conspirators. Antony pulls on the pathos, ethos, and logos of the audience to get them to exile the conspirators. Shakespeare uses a rhetorical question in Antony’s speech to get the plebeians to notice the wrongdoings of the conspirators and excite them to rebel. Antony discusses the money that Caesar left to the countrymen, and with sarcasm he states, “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?” (3.2.99). The act of giving away money is a selfless act and someone who is ambitious will not give charity.
The Lord of the Flies is a devil figure in the novel. He represents "an evil so strong that it has the power to make [Simon] faint" (Novels for Students). He takes on the role of tempter in the novel, as he attempts to tell Simon to returns to the group. He claims that "[t]here isn 't anyone to help [him]" (128). These stark contrasts better support the novel in a religious
Where owning a book can get your house burned and free thinking is severely frowned upon. This allows the society to “change” history as they see fit, such as the history of the first firemen “They pull out their rule books and show Montag the history of firemen in America which reads, ‘ 'Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin.’”(Part 1). They also took away any books that may be offensive to somebody, which could have also warped people’s views on certain subjects. With this all in mind, the government had to do all of this very slowly so they could gradually change people’s views on books and such.
How must the city react to such an event? In the famous play of Julius Caesar, ethos-, logos-, and pathos-based persuasive techniques are used in the funeral speeches, coming first from Brutus and then Marc Antony, to influence the people of Rome to view Caesar's death as either an asset or a downfall. Brutus, closest friend and murderer of Caesar, takes a stand in front of the crowd of Romans, intending to enlighten his positive outlook upon the situation. In order to convince his audience, Brutus insists that Caesar was too ambitious, and that type of ambition would bring Rome to ruins
Edward Said argued how un-original Huntington is as he used words from other authors, not to mention his vision on an unceasing clash. Bernard Lewis came up with the phrase “Clash of Civilization”, he talked about the Arabs and put it in the most unflattering way possible. He does it on purpose and he’s not so different from Huntington. Also, the cover of his book shows a lot on his perspective. He and Huntington are manipulating people through ruining Islam’s reputation.
Montag exposes the truth while John doesn’t and John and Montag want to rebuild society. These point connect that they are in someway similar and different. The first point is that Montag and John were both driven to go looking for knowledge. A Fahrenheit 451 example is when Montag starts to steal the book around him. “If someone here in the firehouse knew about the ventilator then might they tell the