Julius Caesar Pride Exploitation Quotes

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To what extent does pride elicit exploitation? Greed, deception, glory, and a lust for power, all qualities portrayed by Roman generals, senators, nobles and even the aspiring soldiers. When thinking of a scenario where all these qualities are evoked, scholars tend to think of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, moreover; when thinking of deceit and betrayal the coup initialised by Caius Cassius and pitched to Marcus Brutus is a prime example. Like the two sides of a coin, pride and exploitation are indispensable to one another. Because of his noble nature Marcus Brutus was very guarded to the idea proposed by Caius Cassius to overthrow their general Caesar, however; as time went on the idea that Caesar would become a tyrant began to seem probable as said by Brutus, “But for the general. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature, there's the question. It is the bright day that brings forth the adder And that craves wary walking. Crown him that, And then, I grant, we put a sting in him That at his will he may do danger with” (Act II Scene I pg.17).In addition an article written by Back Stage East depicts Marcus Brutus as “strong leading man capable of Hamlet-like introspection, seemingly stoic, his weakness …show more content…

Good Cinna, take this paper, And look you lay it in the praetor's chair, Where Brutus may but find it; and throw this In at his window; set this up with wax Upon old Brutus' statue.” (Act I Scene III pg. 15). This devious ruse pray’s on Marcus Brutus noble intentions by making him believe that the letters he finds came from desperate citizens. Without a doubt Caius Cassius is a fickle, manipulative man as described by Back Stage East; “Male, senator, conspirator and main instigator of the plan to assassinate Caesar, physically lean, volatile, crafty, ruthless” (27) was the primary source of corruption that led to the exploitation of his friends by targeting their Roman

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