“The villain is the person who knows the most but cares the least,” This quote comes from Chuck Klosterman. A villain means that you don’t care about other people and they are just selfish and mean. Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed a lot of people and destroyed many towns and cities. Alexander the Great is a villain because killed a lot of people. People who kill other people for really no reason are villains.
Just like many other leaders, Julius had many enemies. Eventually his enemies overpowered him and he was assassinated by his closest colleagues. One of these colleagues included the noble Brutus. He is one of Caesar’s closest friends. Brutus was a key character in the book Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.
He was offered a crown three times and he did not accept it each time. This made him look like a non-ambitious leader and he wanted to show modesty as he was not king. The conspirators saw this and began to think that Caesar would gain too much power and ruin Rome. So the conspirators then made a plan to kill Caesar, but Caesar was very suspicious of Cassius and said “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much.
A character in the play Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare that I considered to be a tragic hero is Julius Caesar, I say he is a tragic hero because he faced downfalls, had flaws that lead to his downfall, and after he died many people felt guilt and pity against him, and he was looked up to by many people. Another reason why I say that Julius Caesar was a tragic hero is because he had flaws that lead to his downfall some of those flaws were being cocky, thinking he was untouchable, and not listening to the warnings that several people gave him about the ides of march. Since Julius Caesar did not listen to the warnings he was told about the ides of march he ended up getting murdered by the conspirators at the capitol. Another reason why I say that Julius Caesar was a tragic hero is because before or after he died I’m pretty sure he had a little guilt because he had to realize that he was warned several times and still chose to ignore the warnings that his wife gave him, the soothsayer gave him, and Artemidorus gave him, and he probably thought that if he would have just listened his death could of have been prevented and he could have still been alive, and
Caesar’s ghost even appeared to show this. “The evil, that men do lives after them there good is often interred with their bones.” However he killed him self for the sake of his country. People would think that Brutus killed himself because he was guilty for killing his best friend and not for just the sake of punishment. In act 5 scene 5 Brutus says, “Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in it” which shows that he was guilty for making a mistake and wish he was
One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
I think that in the story Julius Caesar that Brutus is a villain because at one point in time Caesar and Brutus were friends and best friends at that.I don't see how you could be a hero if you killed your own friend.I also think he is a dishonorable man because of the actions he made during the story. The main reason I think Brutus is an dishonorable man is because of how he acts around the story.Brutus actions throughout the story made me just think to myself like what the crap who does that to their best friend. “It must be by his death, and for my part,I know no personal cause to spurn at him,But for the general.” This quote right here is enough to show that he is just a evil person.If Caesar and Brutus have been friends for his long why would Brutu trade on him? To be all the way honest i don't remember why Brutus is so out to Caesar.Since the beginning of the story Brutus has been at Caesar’s neck just planning the perfect death and you want
Caesar’s last words speak, “Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar) Shakespeare (III.i.85). Seeing the person betrayal from Brutus stabbing him last, Caesar is distressed by the fact that even one of his closest friends tried to kill him. Although Brutus loves Caesar and is a close friend of his, he decides that Rome is more important and that Caesar is unsuitable to be a king. If Brutus cared about his personal loyalty more, he would have told Caesar that the conspirators were trying to kill him or at least he would not have killed him. However, that is not the case, and it is obvious that Brutus’s heart and concerns go to his beloved city, Rome.
Many people think that it was hubris that caused his death but I just don't think that hubris is a logical explanation. He didn't know the truth about his life, his life and his actions were already predetermined, and he was just living life with curiosity. The first reason that hubris was not the reason Oedipus died was because he didn't know the truth of anything. He didn't know that he killed the king, let alone knew that Laius was his father. On page three Oedipus says “whoever he was that killed the king may readily wish to dispatch me with his murderous hand, so helping the dead king i help myself”(3).
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come” - Julius Caesar (Shakespeare 2. 2. 32-37). This is a quote from Julius Caesar on the day he was assassinated.
But many of these lands were innocent, Especially because there was tons of murdering involved that the people didn’t deserve.“His faults - excessive killing, murdering friends and family, drunken - were dismissed because of his many heroic deeds...but he basically slaughtered anyone that got in his way.”(Alexander the Great:Hero or Villain? )Innocent means in this case that they didn’t do anything and didn’t deserve to be conquered and killed.But not all the lands he conquered were kept in good shape by Alexander. “He razed Persepolis to the ground following a night of drunken excess at the goading of a Greek courtesan, ostensibly in revenge for the burning of the Acropolis by the Persian ruler Xerxes.” (Ansari)The only lands that had a reason to be conquered was Greece because there was a rebellion between them and they needed to be conquered to have peace again. The other land that sort of had a reason was Alexander’s father, king Philip II, had a plan to conquer Persia but he died before he could execute it. Therefor, Alexander followed up on that plan and conquered Persia.
Bailey Crouch Ms. Nicolay 5th Hour 17 Dec. 2015 Tragic Heroes in Julius Caesar There is a large amount of differences between the play interpretation of Julius Caesar and what really happened. For instance, Brutus in the play was extremely different than real life Brutus. In the play, he was best friends with Caesar-well, until he killed him. However, in real life, Brutus hated Caesar. He was never supportive of Caesar, and truthfully never loved him.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.
Julius Caesar was a tyrant after he defeated Pompey, but then some of his closest friends, including Brutus, Cassius, Casca, and Cinna, brutally murdered him. The only one there who had real motive was none other than Cassius. He was the one who convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy, he came up with the whole plan on how to kill Caesar, and he just generally didn’t like how Caesar was godlike in the Roman’s eyes. Cassius knew that for the mutiny to work, they needed Brutus. Brutus had a lot of influence among the Romans because he was Caesar’s right hand man.