In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, everyone was celebrating the return of Julius Caesar and their holiday, Lupercal, making Caesar the new ruler of Rome. There were conspirators against Caesar that did not want him to be the new ruler, so they made a plan and assassinated him. The conspirator that started this was Cassius. Cassius instigated Marcus Brutus, one of Caesar’s closest friends as well as the main conspirator, that was the tragic hero in the play. At the end, there was a war that caused two tragic deaths, Cassius and Brutus.
By gauging the accounts written by Suetonius and Nicolaus it was clear that Caesar’s surge in power had given him too much leverage over the governance of Rome to the extent that the senate could no longer compete with him. Coupled with, Caesar’s contemptuous attitude towards the senate and to those who supported the republic institutions, there was a growing fear that a ruler was becoming too powerful and supercilious. On the other hand, an analysis done by Marcel Renar shows that conspirators who conspired against Caesar did so out of jealousy or indignation due to the lack of political promotions. Even his former enemies, despite his generosity decided to
An example of corruption in a play is in the play Julius Caesar. In this play Antony is the one who stands out the most corrupt. After Caesars death, Antony starts to mourn him, making him become vengeful. He wishes for "Domestic fury and fierce civil strife"(3.1.263), Antony wants a war to go on as "a curse"(3.1.262)
Did you all not cheer for him after he defeated Pompey? He is the reason Rome is so great, and now he is gone. Brutus claimed to have killed Caesar because of his ambition, but was this the real reason? Was Caesar actually ambitious? During the
More than just once does Cassius express his ill will towards Caesar’s position of influence over Rome and its people. Cassius complains, “Ye gods, it doth amaze me/ A man of such a feeble temper should / So get the start of the majestic world / And bear the palm alone” (I.ii.130-133). Cassius is aware of Caesar’s weaknesses and questions the people yet again as to why Caesar deserves the power he holds. If a man such as Caesar has the ability to rule a city, Cassius wonders why that same man cannot even take care of himself, comparing Caesar to a sick girl. Cassius
For many years, America’s voting system has been criticized, with the main point of interest being the Electoral College. Some say that the Electoral College is necessary to streamline and simplify the voting process, while others say that it is outdated and takes away power from American citizens. After investigating the subject, it is clear that the Electoral College should be abolished due to the three major defects its critics find in the system; its undemocratic nature, its tendency to give small states’ votes too much power, and its disastrous effects on third-party candidates. The first, and possibly largest, defect in the Electoral College is its undemocratic nature. A professor of political science once said that “the Electoral College violates political equality” (Edwards 453).
Roman citizens had come to consideration that they, indeed, did have a poor government. The Roman government gave an unjust life to people based on their social rank (Document E). This led to the citizens not appreciating the government as well as the Empire. Most of the emperors in Rome were assassinated so it gives the citizens the intention that if you did not like the emperor you can just kill them (Document A).This tells the reader that it was hard to govern Rome because they constantly kept replacing emperors.Considering that Rome did not have a stable ruling system, citizens of Rome began to doubt and not depend on their government.
Malfeasance in Office “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” - Abraham Lincoln. Any man or woman can make a negative impact on people if given power. Power has a negative effect on others, from famous literature to current events, it is a consistent struggle society has to deal with. From ancient documents, plays, and books, powerful rulers influence abominable decisions. In the play Antigone, the sentry is afraid to tell Creon the news that Polyneices had been buried.
There are two characters in the play who killed Caesar for different purposes: one for the good of himself, one for the good of others. Shakespeare criticized selfish people in society by comparing Brutus with Cassius. Cassius murdered Caesar for his own personal benefit; he didn’t consider the happiness of the citizens and brought a destructive civil war. On the other hand, Brutus is a noble man; he considered the happiness of others and tried to save Rome from being ruled by a dictator. According to the play, we should have more concern on others and consider the group
In the play King Lear, William Shakespeare depicts the main character Cordelia as a tragic hero in this story/play. King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all.King Lear is a tragic hero. He behaves rashly and irresponsibly at the start of the play. He is blind and unfair as a father and as a ruler.
They, as conservatives, feel the extreme change in society during JFK’s presidency created problems. The authors feel Kennedy ruined America’s reputation, caused citizens to rebel, and somehow disrupted family life. This is an unfair interpretation. As, multiple times earlier in their accounts, Schweikart and Allen have shown obvious bias towards leaders who promoted change, such as FDR. Yes, the authors feel he had no equal, at least in his time period, they feel this way mainly because of his differences from JFK.
An American society sick and tired of political correctness, the vilification of manliness, countless degradations of the American culture and an insulting replacement of American values with foreign practices have catapulted Trump into the stratosphere. His strategy is simple.He has cast aside the careful and politically correct considerations of past and present candidates while attacking liberal agendas with accuracy and zest. The level of desperation for a candidate who is willing to face down the bias of media reporting, vicious attacks from the left and the failed promises of a party that is supposed to represent the conservative ideals of the majority, is both frightening and loud. Regrettably, the GOP has now joined the chorus of leftist assaults on
Brutus appears to be the most complicated character. He supports the republic and system of government guided by the votes of the senators. He does not, however, support dictatorship “What’s means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king (I, I) Brutus’ gullibility is ironically one of his purest character traits yet a fatal flaw. Another tragic flaw of his is that he had a lust for power, and because of this Brutus meets his death at the end of this play.