Furthermore, Caesar's will is mentioned: The will in which money and land is devoted to all Roman citizens. Why would the people turn on a man who would give them such values? There is a sense of guilt, considering Caesar's good hopes. At this point, Brutus' nobility becomes quite controversial due to him guilting Caesar of being so "ambitious," despite evidence that he wanted the best for Rome. Antony emphasizes pathos by saying, "He was my friend, faithful and just to me" (Shakespeare).
Volumnia is able to persuade her son to refrain from "o'erleap[ing] the custom" and show his wounds publicly. Her persuasion and manipulation finds convincing results due to a childhood of indoctrination that is reflected through the childhood of her grandson, as he hunts the butterfly without remorse and is then praised by his grandmother for it. Ultimately Volumnia's hold over Coriolanus compiles him to surrender his life, which is against his 'chiefest virtue.' Volumnia ironically leads her son into "volupstiously forfeit" to keep "Rome in safety, by means of emotional and patriotic coercion. Menenius uses passive language that offends none and becomes "one who hath always loved the people."
William Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” is an example of someone who is unfit to serve in a political position because they fail to accept beliefs and ideas from those in a lower political class than them. In his play “Coriolanus”, William Shakespeare incorporates politics into a
Icarus’s failure to channel his inner restraint and ambition will be compared to other famous figures in literature, including Julius Caesar, Don Quixote and Amy Tan. A way of putting ambition and channeled restrained into an object or force always reminds me of fire, because of
Despite the fact that it appears like Oedipus despises him, Oedipus trusts Tiresias profoundly. Oedipus needed to converse with Tiresias in light of the fact that he thinks what Tiresias has to say is very important. The residents and Oedipus himself realize that Tiresias is just as, if not above, natural lords. Tiresias comes without wanting to and does not backdown when undermined by Oedipus. He stands resolute before the anger of King Oedipus.
When confronted by the emperor of Rome himself, Tiberius, Marcellus is offered a choice to either reject his newfound belief in Christ and continue his life happily, or cling to truth he found and bear the wrath to come. Marcellus solemnly made it known that he would not denounce Jesus and so bore the insults thrown at him by the emperor, silently walking away humiliated. At the end of the story, Marcellus humbly made the ultimate sacrifice for Christ and piously faced his own execution, echoing the glorious example of Jesus whom Marcellus himself executed. Marcellus Gallio was a deep character who displayed the traits of his pride, his desire for truth, and his Christian humility clearly over the course of the adventure. The tribune's pride stood as an obstacle to his spiritual growth.
Also, his loyalty to Oedipus is evident when it is realized that it is him who had killed the king. It is disgracing that Oedipus had married his mother. However, Creon does not go mocking or publicizing the information about the king. Although Oedipus pleads that he be banished from Thebes, Creon treats him in a reasonable manner. It is revealed that Creon accused Oedipus of minor terrible things rather than accuse him of being immoral
After stripping Flavus of his title of Tribune of the Plebs, he asked his father to disown him, because he had two other more successful sons, but he refused. Flavus, already disliking Caesar, only disfavored him more because of Caesar’s attempts to ruin his political career and have his father disown him, which was an insult to him. My character believes that the assassination of Julius Caesar, while horrid, resulted in a better chance of the Republic rebuilding itself out of the ashes and back to its former
It’s certain that he devoted his life to Thebans, and he protected his people before or after his succession of the crown. In particular, he travelled to Aden to ask for solutions for Thebes’ famine, and he defeated outside enemies brought by Oedipus’ son for Thebans. However, no matter how many achievements he obtained in his life, or how many heroic events people praised, Creon still could not get away from the punishment from the gods. Just as the gods cursed and punished Oedipus, the gods also punished and brought downfall to Creon, who violated the divine laws and disobeyed their wills by disallowing the burial practice for Polyneikes. The gods used their divine powers to prove that no one could violate their divine laws.
Although Octavian had absolute power and was considered popular by the people, he would at all costs avoid being called a monarch. This could be due to him knowing about how Julius Caesar was murdered for being considered a tyrant and accepting such titles. Suetonius reveals, “… ‘O Just and generous Lord!’, whereupon the entire audience rose to their feet and applauded, as if the phrase referred to Augustus. An angry look and a peremptory gesture soon quelled this gross flattery.” In public, Octavian would condemn anyone who called him a monarch which shows that he did care about what the public thought of him compared to Julius Caesar. Octavian avoided such titles since he already had the power of an emperor and knew that there was a stigma towards the term monarch.