Out of fear of his future political activities and his overconfident personality, the senators of Rome, including Caesar's best friend Brutus, created a conspiracy to assassinate him to stop him from obtaining absolute power over the Roman Empire. On the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was assassinated by Roman senators because of what they thought Caesar would do with his power. William Shakespeare illustrated an unjustified assassination
When Caesar first started to get power with three other people but he killed one of them to get the solo power of Rome. Caesar betrayed another leader to get power which was just one of his flaws but, Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and he demonstrates it consistently in Acts 1-3. In Act 1 Caesar first starts to show not only his arrogance but,
This pulls on 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 all the 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. Shakespeare uses the repetition of the word ambitious in Antony’s speech to instigate the plebeians, and fill their minds with enough doubts to get them to rebel against the conspirators. Talking about how Caesar refused the crown three times at the Luperical, Antony proclaims, “Which he did thrice refuse; was this ambition.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
He openly compared himself to celestial bodies and claimed his friends were weak and easily corrupted. This opinion Caesar has is evidenced by the quote: “But I am as unchanging as the northern star” (3.1 60-61 Julius Caesar). He also staged a big showing during the feast of Lupercal to “show” his intentions of not becoming a king.. This event was not real, as it was meant to simply deceive the people into the illusion that Caesar was “too” humble to accept the status of king, as referenced by the lines of Casca, “Ay, marry, was ’t, and he put it [the crown offered by Antony] by thrice, every time gentler than other, and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted” (1.2 228-229 Julius Caesar). There are other reasons why the death of Caesar was justified.
I said earlier, Antony and Brutus have many differences. Let us start off with their fight for power over Rome. In my opinion, I can argue both of their sides in this fight. Brutus killed Caesar to save Rome which, all in all, was a good move, but it was also a bad move. Now he has started a war with Antony that he can’t win.
All the best people are.” The Mad Hatter is alluding to the fact that insanity is defined by a society as acting and thinking different than everyone else. Everyone is a little crazy in their own way, but that doesn’t make them mentally ill. Just as Alice was considered mad to those in Wonderland, Prince Hamlet was considered mad in Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet. Although Hamlet is seen as crazy when he really isn’t, this is all part of his plan. Hamlet fakes his madness throughout the entire play as a ploy to receive his revenge and avenge his father. The main reasoning behind Hamlet’s crazy gimmick is to buy him time to confirm Claudius’s guilt and devise a revenge scheme.
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.
He gained position as leader and used his power to his advantage. He may not have been crowned thane of Italy, but he tried to regain Italy for the prestige and power through extreme military measures. He became allies with Hitler in 1936-1939 during the Spanish Civil War. He attempted conquering the world by joining forces with Germany in World War II, but failed to do so. On the same note, Macbeth also made the biggest mistake by committing the most horrid crime of all; he had Macduff’s family slaughtered.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare creates facades for the historical figures he uses as characters. The audience knows the intentions of most characters and watches while characters fail due to the flaws they were aware of all along. This failure of noble characters makes this play a tragedy. In order to remain strong to the citizens of Rome and their enemies, Brutus, Cassius, Caesar and Antony put up facades to hide their motives. During the play, the conspirators attempt to