In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, motivations are the basis of many of the critical and consequential decisions made. Motivations prompt the action of questionable decisions and give rationale to the behaviors of key characters throughout the play. Marc Antony’s devotion to Caesar and his longing for revenge on the conspirators is the motivating force behind his actions. From the very beginning, Antony’s
This is the plan Cassius uses to initiate his final plan, to kill Caesar. Cassius wants Brutus to think that if Throughout the play Julius Caesar, written by William shakespeare, Cassius uses manipulation to form his group of conspirators and make them perform his biddings. Most importantly, Cassius turns Brutus, one of Caesar’s greatest friends, to his side through various creative tactics. Body 1: During the Feast of Lupercal, Cassius pulls Brutus aside to begin his manipulative plan. Cassius explains to Brutus that “Men are sometimes masters of their fates”.
Antony is not looking for an answer, he is making the plebeians notice how they might have been wrong about the way they view Caesar. This is the point of his rhetorical question. This contributes to the pathos of the audience because the rhetorical question pulls on their conscience. Their conscience is questioning whether the murder of Caesar is justifiable, since he was not at all ambitious according to Antony. This allows for Antony to take advantage of the easily pliable minds in the audience and flip their introspections to vanquish the conspirators.
Conflict is one of the many ways Shakespeare used to spice up the play of Romeo and Juliet. Not to mention that conflict is a recurring theme within the play as it intertwines with several other themes to importantly show the relationship of conflict to tragedy. He explores conflict to bring the significance of tragedy within the play, this can be observed that the idea of conflict has been dispersed throughout the play. This can be seen as when conflicts build up and unveil itself in a chain till the death of Romeo and Juliet, this intensifies what Shakespeare depicts the conflict as a means of proving the worth of conflict in the play. Since the play of Romeo and Juliet was set In Verona, during the Renaissance period, it was the rebirth of Art and beauty, showcasing nobility, humility, and dignity.
Hamlet Character deception is a common characteristic that has and will be a reflecting characteristic in literature for centuries. In many of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, deception, whether positive or negative, is being used to mislead, to protect characters, or to hide a crime or future crime. Analyzing why the characters are using deception against each other is very important to the reader’s understanding of the work as a whole. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, He uses Hamlet’s deception of character and also the character’s use of deception towards Hamlet to carry out the overall theme of the tragedy.The theme that is represented, is that in able to get malicious revenge, you must be able to act as if you are someone different than your true self while in turn, being able to deal with others deceiving you. This could lead these characters to an undesirable ending.
Iago makes several false promises to Roderigo and he does not expose Iago because he is desperate for love. If Roderigo exposed Iago when he said he would, a lot of misfortune would not have occurred. Therefore, Roderigo demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being jealous and unintelligent. To conclude, the dark side of human nature is demonstrated by Iago who is selfish, Brabantio who is doubtful, and Roderigo who lacks cleverness. William Shakespeare’s Othello shows how easy it is to let emotions take over one’s mind.
Maybe having already gone the route of the weak man, he now had an interest in seeing if they would treat him any differently if he chose to all the sudden switch up his role and become someone that should not be messed with. Odysseus’s initial response was so angry and upset as if the man had deeply and personally affected him and what he stood for as a human. The situation could be this way because he may have actually pressed one of Odysseus buttons as Odysseus may have felt that what he was known for especially during the battle of troy was for being the heroic savior. Resultantly, by having someone question his strength, it may have felt as if they were questioning his abilities that made him that war hero. Furthermore, in his head this concept was tied so closely with whom he considered himself to be as a
Derry Pinkston mrs.Tamayo American Literature 2/28/2017 More Power than weapons! People use emotions and logical manipulation: which allows manipulators to use words as weapons. Generally, when people get there way with others they do it with words: they want others to agree with their point of view and from where they're coming from with their situation and to give them what they want. People make choices based on their emotions and appeals and logical tricks, which allows manipulator to control their thinking and behavior. In William Shakespeare the Tragedy Of Julius Caesar , Cassius persuades Brutus to turn against his friends, Decius reinterprets Calpurnia dreams that leads to Caesar.
William Shakespeare based his play, Julius Caesar, on Caesar’s real story, but he changed many aspects of it in order to make it more of a tragedy. He did this for many reasons, but one of the most important reasons was that he wanted to highlight that Brutus was the real tragic hero in the story and not Julius Caesar. He had to change Plutarch’s original script in order to do this. Although in Plutarch’s story, Brutus possesses some of the characteristics of a tragic hero, there are still a few main points that are missing such as the way Brutus expresses his fatal flaw. While the murder is when Brutus made his grave mistake, his tragic flaw isn’t shown until he lets Antony speak at the funeral.
In Oedipus Rex, both themes of individual action and fate strongly play and overlap each other and ultimately help in determining the overall destruction and demise of the king, further analysis of the play shows that free will itself and the actions that Oedipus takes determines his own downfall due to flawed characteristic traits that if were happen to not exist would lead to a totally different end product and outcome. Oedipus possesses free will, and even though the Oracle predicted his fate, prophecy, and what he will do, his drive for knowledge and unveiling these prophecies merely helped it all become a reality. Throughout the play, it is evident that Oedipus is not only ignorant and temperamental, but he also goes through life with an impulsive nature and an indefatigable, remorseless, and persistent attitude to find out the truth. Oedipus’s flawed character aspects and traits