Examples Of Manipulation In Julius Caesar

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There are many different themes that can be identified in a novel;, however, one is usually more prominent than the others. The themes found within novels are not only confined to the original work but can be found throughout other literary works and societal values. When a theme has been identified within a novel, other connections can be made. Within Julius Caesar, the prominent theme is manipulation; a theme with connections around the world. Throughout William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, manipulation is used repeatedly throughout the play. Julius Caesar uses the skill of manipulation to rise in political power. Caesar sways the common people towards his favor by denying a crown offered to him three times. This had convinced the common folk to believe Caesar is more than worthy to obtain the crown. Caesar’s followers such as Casca had received this mindset as well. Casca describes to Brutus why citizens are cheering saying, “Why, there was a crown offered him; and being offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand thus. And then the people fell a-shouting”(I, i, 220-240).. Even though Julius Caesar held many followers, there were those who did not share this belief. The antagonist of Julius…show more content…
Antony soon after gains the information of Caesar’s funeral occurring. Antony requests that he speaks at his funeral. Brutus then grants with a few exceptions. Antony makes Brutus believe he will follow these guidelines. In a way, Antony does follow these guidelines but sarcastically. Antony manipulates his own words to create a sarcastic speech so that the common folk are able to comprehend that Caesar’s death was unnecessary. Antony had said, “Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--For Brutus is an honourable man;” (III,ii). Manipulation is not limited to fictional Roman
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