Deception And Manipulation In Julius Caesar

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Deception and Manipulation William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” illustrates many facts and characteristics of Ancient Rome, such as betrayal and confederacy. However, deception and manipulation are the most significant aspects of the play and played a huge role in the story, which eventually lead to the death of Julius Caesar. Examples of deception and manipulation in this play are the fake letters that sent to Brutus, Decius assured Caesar about Calpurnia’s dream, and Anthony’s speech against Brutus. One of the most significant deceptions in the play is when Cassius sent fake letters to Brutus to convince him to join the conspiracy. Cassius addressed the letters to make it seem that they were coming from the citizens. To begin, Cassius …show more content…

Calpurnia told Caesar that he was in danger and not to go to the senate. Decius then told Caesar that: “this dream is all amiss interpreted. It was a vision fair and fortunate. Your statue spouting blood in many pipes signifies that from you great Rome shall suck reviving blood, and that great men shall press for tinctures, stains, relics, and cognizance.”(II, sc. 2, 87-88). This consummate deceit is indispensable to the play, because it convinces Caesar to come to the place where his murder took place. Decius interpreted the blood as “reviving blood,” this means the great Roman will learn the resurrection of new blood from his body, which represents the power and strength that people believed in Julius Caesar, thus making Caesar believes that Calpurnia’s dream was nonsense and foolish. Because of the fact that Caesar is overly ambitious, easily flattered, and he wants the crown so badly, he went to the senate and was killed by his conspirators. Without deception, Caesar’s death could’ve easily been averted. However, not just the conspirators, Anthony also used manipulation to achieve his

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