The Power of Power “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”(Lord Acton). Does, as Lord Acton says, power lead to corruption? Can someone’s sense of morality lessen as their power increases? A case can be made that yes, it does indeed corrupt.
“What other bond, than secret Romans that spoke the word, and will not palter?” I believe that Brutus and the Conspiracy should go to the capital and kill Caesar, and they should do what they had planned to do. Why should they? For the Romans to have a good place to live, pride, and confidence for their country. Caesar should not be crowned king, Caesar should not become the leader of the Roman people.
Government officials are expected to state their opinions on important subjects. This supposed transparency should allow citizens to assume how politicians will act once in power. Yet this outward appearance does not always convey all of their thoughts. Some actions, purely for public image, conceal the thoughts inside their minds and create a false appearance. This display of how people want to be seen is defined as a facade.
All throughout history we have seen numerous assassinations of heads of state. Most of these assassinations can trace their cause to a disagreement with a certain person or group of people. While we can say that assassinations such as Abraham Lincoln’s was not justified for it was dealt at the hands of a man who was enraged at the President’s idea to allow African Americans to vote, the case is different in Julius Caesar. Here, we see a man in a position to become an extremely powerful ruler of Rome and once he is assassinated the question becomes: was it justified? I believe that the assassination of a head of state can be justified, specifically in reference of Julius Caesar, because of Caesar’s greed, his selfishness, and the danger that he poses to Rome.
Julius Caesar is a confident general who has won the favor of the people of Rome and is on the cusp of becoming the Supreme leader of Rome however he is cut down by his enemies and allies alike. Caesar is warned again, again and again that something bad is going to happen however Caesar’s inability to accept his vulnerability, his need to hide weakness and refusal to swallow his pride and open his eyes causes his death in the end. Caesar is a confident character, he acts like he is always on top of every situation and a lot of the time he is however he tends to ignore warnings because the possibility of someone close to him turning against him is so out of his mind he refuses to take hints. His first warning was a soothsayer telling him to
Caesar Quotes and Analysis “I am constant as the northern star. ”(Act III, Scene I: 60) Caesar is generally known as an arrogant and cocky character by many of his peers in the play, aside from a few including Antony. He emits an aura of over-confidence and stubbornness, two qualities that can be seen especially in the line, “I am constant as the northern star.” Through the simile we learn that Caesar contrasts his firm mindset and decisions to one of the universal sign used by sailors because of its stable position: the Pole star.
Julius Caesar In the beginning it was all easy a new leader in in town an everything was fine. That is until the leader was killed by nobles. Brutus was a noble that was very honorable but also very gullible. Brutus’s best friend was the exact opposite of Brutus, which makes Brutus a tragedy hero.
Historians may argue that Julius Caesar helped rome to make it better and stronger for the people. While this might be true this is misleading because all of Julius Caesar's good actions like giving people more jobs,but it just covered up his worse actions that hurt rome. Also Julius Caesar was named a awful man throughout history from not persevering in hard situations, hurting not helping rome, and doing things for himself. To begin with Julius Caesar was named a awful man from how he didn’t persevere in hard situations. One way he didn't persevere was when Sulla (the emperor of the time) ordered Julius to divorce Cornelia (his first wife) because she was from the family of Sulla's enemies.
The play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, and the novella, Animal Farm, by George Orwell, demonstrates many examples of loyal characters and ones who betray. Betrayal can bloom between the closest of friends to a pleasant acquaintance or even an idea; it can be one-sided and happen to anyone at any time, but there must be trust in a relationship before treachery. Which one is worse if the two live within each other? One must prevail against the other, but why do the two subsist? Just like hate comes from love, betrayal comes from loyalty; the two go hand in hand.
Government officials commonly state their opinions on important subjects so that commoners will be able to figure out how they will Some act once in power. This outward appearance does not always convey all of their thoughts. actions, purely for image, conceal the thoughts inside their heads and makes predicting someone difficult. This display of how people want to be seen is defined as a facade. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare creates facades for the historical figures he uses as characters.