Julius Caesar is a widely known, famous play read in schools everywhere. The basis of the story is that a group of cruel men ban together to kill their ruler. It’s only natural that people assume that this is s highly organized group of killers, however this is just not the case. From the beginning the leaders of the group have clear intentions. While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own.
In Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago is shaped to be the evilest character, who crafts his great conspiracy with cleverness and insanity. Feeling overlooked and dissatisfied to Othello promoting Cassio instead of him, Iago starts to plot his revenge. However, it is confusing that Iago continues his revenge and tries to destroy Othello so thoroughly even after he is promoted. Meanwhile, he has nothing to gain from the whole process. What motivates Iago to do such things?
There are two characters in the play who killed Caesar for different purposes: one for the good of himself, one for the good of others. Shakespeare criticized selfish people in society by comparing Brutus with Cassius. Cassius murdered Caesar for his own personal benefit; he didn’t consider the happiness of the citizens and brought a destructive civil war. On the other hand, Brutus is a noble man; he considered the happiness of others and tried to save Rome from being ruled by a dictator. According to the play, we should have more concern on others and consider the group
As the play MacBeth transitions it shows MacBeth chose poor decisions as he getting closer to his tragic end. While reading it shows clear examples of MacBeth committing hellish acts for his own gain and ambition to become the mighty king. Even though Macbeth’s fate is tragic he tries to dodge it simultaneously while trying to prosper and become king unworried, while trying to become king unworried MacBeth commits heinous and brutal acts resulting in hamartia to get the best of him, MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. One major factor that influences the play MacBeth is that he knows how devilish his acts are and consequences he still commits them.
The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well.
(Clugston, R. W 2014). This statement means that once you have blood in your hands, your hands will have it again, in other words once you kill, you will kill again. The conflict identified in the play relates to human nature and the human condition. When it relates to human nature, it describes it has the moral values of good, noble act, and evil, a malicious act.
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11).
In conclusion, although some believe that Macbeth is aware of what he is doing for himself Macbeth is a tragic hero. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth he holds high praise of being Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, knows of his flaw and after putting himself in a situation he fought to the end of his own death. By Aristotle 's characteristics guide of a tragic hero and how Macbeth responses to his flaw is what makes Macbeth a tragic hero instead of an
This could lead these characters to an undesirable ending. In Hamlet, Claudius and Polonius deceive in order to maintain power; Gertrude, Rosencrantz, and Guilderstein deceive in order to maintain their superficial items that Claudius has given them; Laertes deceives to get revenge for the death of his father and to protect Ophelia. All of these characters try to use deception for their own benefit, but in the end you reap what you sow. These characters all have the same thing in common, they deceive Hamlet to be able to carry out their plans. As these characters begin to deceive Hamlet, he counteracts their efforts in order to carry out his master plan of
Hamlet is a revenge tragedy in which William Shakespeare plays greatly with the intellect of his characters. The structure of it is built upon Hamlet´s pretense of madness, so as to avenge his father´s murder, but the repercussions of such a farce lead our characters on a path of death. Hamlet`s “course of thought” (3.3.83) concerning his “antic disposition” (1.5.178) is understood as the work of a genius on the grounds that the main character redefines what is genuine and what is deceitful. Thus, the decay of our lead character is for grounded by his own actions, and his failure to recognize that the human intellect cannot be controlled or maneuvered with utmost perfection comes at too high a price, the result of which develops into a tragedy. What is clear is that the play’s construction unfolds around Hamlet’s decision to vindicate his father’s killing.
In “Julius Caesar”, by William Shakespeare, Marcus brutus plays the role of the Tragic hero due to his character flaw of being too Naive. The conspiracy to assassinate Roman dictator Julius Caesar is Instigated by senator Cassius, who uses Brutus to carry out his plan. He chooses Brutus to lead the assassination because Brutus is a nobleman who is greatly respected by the society. Cassius’s plan is to include Brutus in the conspiracy so the people of Rome would look at the assassination as a noble act. He convinces Brutus that Caesar will turn out to be an over-powered tyrannical leader once pronounced king.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Julius Caesar articulates a story of fragmented friendships caused by the thirst for power, and a war caused by similar occurrences. Consequently, I agree that this play expresses a story of lost morality in the political sphere. Caesar’s close companion, Brutus, loses all morals and exterminates Caesar. His reasoning behind this being, he has a need for political supremacy.
Many people believe that Brutus’s actions greatly affected the development of the play, Julius Caesar. They also debate on what motivated him to make those choices in contrast to what motivations Cassius had. Brutus was not correct in joining the conspiracy against Caesar, he was manipulated into joining by Cassius. His motivations were pure, while Cassius was fueled by greed and yearning for money and power. Most agree that Brutus’s motivations were very noble, which could be considered the opposite of Cassius’s.
The Seven Deadly Sins are always a theme in which many things can relate to: lust, greed, sloth, envy, pride, wrath, and gluttony. Some books are quite easy to relate, while others have a harder time finding connections. Four books can relate to four of the seven deadly sins very easily. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, can relate to lust, Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare, relates to envy, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, relates to pride, and finally Night, by Elie Wiesel, relates to wrath. The Great Gatsby relates to the deadly sin of lust on more than one occasion.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius give speeches about their opinion on the assassination of Caesar. Both Brutus and Cassius feel that their opinions and actions are correct, and believe the other being to be incorrect. They feel what they did was right, and don't feel shame for what they've done. Both of them feel that they're doing what's best for the people Brutus, being the one who planned and took part in Caesar's assassination, cared about Caesar, and respected him, but felt he had to kill him for the good of the people. Cassius felt that Caesar wasn't ambitious or a tyrant, as Brutus believed him to be.