Julius Caesar Personality

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“Danger knows full well / That Caesar is more dangerous than he” (2.2). Julius Caesar was arrogant, cunning, and a military mastermind. With these traits, he was definitely no ordinary man; to the Romans, he was a godlike figure that caused the senators to fear him. Caesar recognized his strengths, which earned him the title of an ambitious man. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Caesar's ambition helped guide him become the successful ruler he strived to be, but at the same time, his blinded lust for power led him to his untimely death. Caesar had the drive to do anything he wanted and the people of Rome had a distinct image of him as a formidable leader. He desired to leave a righteous legacy and be immortalized as a man of…show more content…
The first evident supernatural event that occurred was when a soothsayer warned him to “Beware the ides of March” (1.2). The ides of March arrived, and while neglecting the Soothsayer’s caution, he also failed to heed his wife’s, Calphurnia’s, dream. She described “Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds / In ranks and squadrons and right form of war / Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol.” (2.2). Caesar disregarded Calphurnia's fear with the intention that his hope is greater than her prophecy of the future. He is superstitious to a point; however, he could not afford to be excessively superstitious granted he is a commander. To corroborate, he consulted with his best friend, Brutus. Brutus persuaded Caesar that the explanation behind Calphurnia’s dream is that Romans were stooping their hands in a fountain of his blood in the hope that they will derive strength from Caesar. Nevertheless, Brutus was deceiving him and manipulating the dream to his advantage, thus their plan can progress. He thought Caesar was becoming too power-hungry, so he joined the conspirators to assist with the assassination solely due to his love for Rome. With Brutus on their side, the killing was more honorable since the purpose was for the betterment of Rome. On his way to the Senate-house, he was met by Artemidorus, who insisted Caesar read his letter immediately provided that it pertained to him. He responded by saying “What touches us ourself shall be last served” (3.1). Without delay, he ignored the letter and called Artemidorus a madman. During the (Senate meeting) he stated, “I could be well moved, if I were as you. If I could pray to move, prayers would move me. But I am constant as the Northern Star…” (3.1). When he compared himself to the Northern Star, he was clarifying that his opinion cannot be altered and declares himself immortal, right before the
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