This form of betrayal can be seen in the relationship between Brutus and Caesar. A friend to Julius Caesar, Brutus loves the man greatly, but he loves Rome even more. Sensing that Caesar’s rising ambition will lead to tyranny over the free Roman people, Brutus feels forced to act. He goes against Caesar and works alongside the conspirators to overthrow Caesar. When planning to kill him, the conspirators gather around Caesar and he sees his trusted friend Brutus among them.
Later on in the play when Faustus tries to repent, Mephastophilis admonishes him. In this scene Mephastophilis does not interfere, which proves that he is attempting to gain Faustus’ confidence and make him feel like he is superior. Mephastophilis also extorts the information he has about Faustus. He does this by providing him with books Faustus did not ask for but which Mephastophilis knew he would be delighted to have (ll. 5.156).
It is a creature who got its life from a human being and not from God. The plot regularly contains violence. An illustration of violence is Wuthering Heights. here, the violence is not only among the adults, but it is also present among the children. Another characteristic of Gothic is the supernatural in all its forms: zombies, vampires, ghosts, witches, omens, dreams.
Their feelings for one another change rapidly from passionate love to extreme loathing. Catullus often portrays himself as the faithful, love-sick victim and Lesbia as the unfaithful, villainous woman of ill repute. Catullus uses the phrase ‘odi et amo’ which means ‘I hate and I love’ in poem 85 which perfectly describes his relationship with Lesbia. With these words Catullus conveys the inner turmoil and distress that love inflicts upon him. Catullus hoped that love would make him feel happy and whole but through his tumultuous relationship with Lesbia, he discovers that being in love has only made him insecure and obsessive as well as cause him great pain and suffering.
According to Plutarch, an ancient philosopher, said, "The wicked do not need the punishment of God or man, because his corrupt and tormented life is a continuous punishment for them.” This phrase shows how although in some part of the life of Faustus he has everything, at the end he lost everything. When Faustus understand that his contract was about to end, he lives his last days with a lot of fear of what could happen. Faustus ignores God to have a life full of gratuities, fear, and power. Of course, he got it, but he regrets at the end because he ignores God and his punishment was a perpetual life in the
Brutus did not see Caesar to ever be an oppressor, yet he predicted that Caesar will be a horrible dictator. Furthermore, a noble man should not let his emotions get in the way of his good reasoning. However, this is exactly what brutus does when he allows Gaius Cassius to convince him to betray Caesar and become a conspirator. Lastly, Brutus burns when he is on the hot seat. While he is about to lose a battle brutus chooses suicide over bravery .
Before Faust was going after young girls and killing their brothers, he was an older-man, a scholar who kept to himself in his tower. He didn't align himself to any religion but was an interesting character that always wanted more from life so he was a hot topic between Mephistopheles and God. Mephistopheles asks God for permission to lead Faust down a path of sin and God agrees, saying “For while man strives he errs” meaning that as long as man tries, he will make mistakes, but those mistakes are important to the growth of man and complacency is the worst sin. Revelation 3:15-16, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!
In two of Shakespeare's most notable historical plays, namely, Julius Caesar and Henry V it can be observed that the characters with the most power, or the greatest potential to obtain and exploit the power they yield, are also the most idealistic characters in the play. In other words, there is a correlation between the decisional power and influence a character has and the level of idealism with which they see their surroundings. Idealism is the unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection. Often, the fall of a play’s tragic hero is due to hubris, however in Julius Caesar it is rather his disproportionate amount of idealism that eventually brings Brutus to downfall. This directly contrasts with Henry V because, although being an idealist
Expresses his obsessiveness with Lesbia determined to get her to love him. Rome and Romans during this time period were around the time when Julius Caesar is active since Catullus seems to have a hatred towards Julius Caesar. In “Catullus 99” where Catullus steals a kiss from Lesbia, he is punished by being crucified to a cross for an hour
Throughout the story, Brutus was one of the few characters that understood the way power could change a man. He feared that Caesar would become a tyrant with all his new power and that Rome would suffer from his rule. He states this multiple times in the story. During Caesar’s funeral, Brutus states “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more,” (JC 3.2.23). It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good.