Public Figure In Julius Caesar

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Public Figure in Julius Caesar Today we often do many things we would not normally do to look good in front of others. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, is a story about how Julius Caesar, soon to be the ruler of Rome, was killed by Brutus. After the death of Caesar, war arose between Antony, and the people who are angry for Caesar’s death, and Brutus, and the other conspirators. A common theme throughout the story is that the desire to maintain a good public figure can lead to poor decisions, as seen by Julius Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus. Julius Caesar changes what he does to look good. He does this near the beginning of the play, when he ignored the soothsayer to look good in front of the people. The soothsayer cautions him in front of all of the citizens “Beware the ides of March” (1.2.23). Because he is in front of all of these people, he tries to act calm about it, and pass it off as words from an insane man, as he says “He is a dreamer. Let us leave him. Pass” (1.2.24). Julius Caesar clearly shows in this situation that he wants to maintain a good public figure, more specifically to look strong in front of the large crowd. It would have been much wiser to listen to the …show more content…

This occurred when he changed his mind to go to the capitol because Decius convinces him that the senate will think badly of him. He convinces Caesar by saying “If Caesar hide …show more content…

Even though this was written many years ago, it still has a large relation to today's society. We can relate our lives to Caesar as he changes what he does to look good in front of others, Cassius’ by his concern for others thoughts on him, and Brutus’ influence from the people, to a smaller degree every day. These are the reasons why the desire to look good in front of others can lead to poor decisions, sometimes fatal ones as seen by Caesar, Cassius, and

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