Manipulation In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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Shakespeare in his time was viewed as a historian, that is why it can be seen that his play has such a historical appeal to it. His facts for the most part, are facts, and what he fictionalizes doesn't impact that history that has already occurred. He demonstrates intimate conflicts between the characters and really brings the reader in full circle to the events of the time of the play. In William Shakespeare's the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, manipulation is used in oratory, drives wills, and is seen in specific characters as a perspective for the political and social settings of Caesar’s Rome. To begin, the author has characters utilize manipulative oratory to illustrate the settings of politics and society in the era of Caesar’s Rome. First…show more content…
First of all the author draws out the situation between Cassius and Brutus when Cassius is convincing him to join the conspiracy.he is taking advantage of Brutus' fatal flaw which is him being of a gullible nature. In short Cassius is using his gift of tergiversation to confuse Brutus into joining the conspiracy. His other manipulation is demonstrated when he says, "I am glad that my weak words have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus" (Shakespeare 1. 2. 185-187). It is seen that Cassius has finally struck a "show of fire" from Brutus with his manipulative tactics. More importantly it seems that cassius has found his calling which is to be the person that convinces others to conspire against Caesar. While some may disagree Cassius takes great pride in utilizing the skills of manipulation and that increases even more when the convincing pays off. Furthermore will driven by manipulation is depicted through Caesar's convincing of the general public. He puts off great shows and entertainment galore in order to win the crowds approval. While this may seem like as though he generally cares for the people of the Rome, he really is putting on these acts of grandeur for his further-ment of his own campaign. His utter manipulation of the people is seen when I peasant says, "but indeed sir we make holiday to see Caesar and rejoice in his triumph" (Shakespeare 1.1. 33-34). this shows…show more content…
Primarily manipulation is first scene in the play in Cassius' character. Shakespeare elucidates Cassius right from the derivation of the play as a character with strong distaste for Caesar. All of Caesar's feats accomplishments and a general sense of love from the public drives Cassius to great apoplexy. He feels as though Caesar believes that everyone is inferior to him. This plants the idea in specifically Cassius' but also a few other senators heads that it is time to do something about Caesar. Rapid action takes place because Cassius feels that there is a shift in power that is going to occur in the Senate such as the shift in public opinion. This leads him to pull out all of his tactics and tricks to stop Caesar in his tracks. *add quote and analysis* also after Buddhist join the conspiracy is in a tactics of manipulation or being shown which also reveals The type of person he truly is. He does not put emphasis on his manipulation of others but rather the self justification that this is the right thing to do. Finally and most importantly manipulation that has a huge impact in this play is that of Caesar's
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