Battle of Philippi Essays

  • Julius Caesar Historical Accuracy Essay

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    Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare in 1599 A.D. recounts events which have transpired 1,642 years before during the days of the Roman Republic. The assassination of Julius Caesar has been a popular topic among historians, artists, playwrights, and the film industry for decades. Although the story of Caesar’s assassination has been displayed in many forms over the years some of them have been not so accurate (from the historical point of view). However, Julius Caesar a 1953 film by Joseph

  • Mark Anthony Speech In Julius Caesar

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    Influential words can alter one's perspective, after having a set mindset for positive intentions. In Julius Caesar, a book by Shakespeare, Mark Anthony delivers a speech in Caesar's funeral with intentions that would alter the plebeians perspective of Brutus, and Brutus´s speech. Brutus had formerly convinced the group while speaking that his main purpose for killing caesar was for the best of Rome, and that Caesar, the emperor, was unfit for Rome. As a senator and friend to Caesar, Mark Anthony

  • Effects Of Idealism In Julius Caesar

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    Throughout, Act 1 & 2 in Julius Caesar, Shakespeare illustrates the effects of idealist versus realist point of view, using Brutus and Cassius’s view of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire. Caesar returns from a victorious battle against Pompei. All of Rome is in love with Caesar, except Brutus and Cassius. Brutus is Caesar’s best friend, but he fears the Caesar wants to rule Rome absolutely. Brutus’s idealist view of Rome clouds his feelings for Caesar. Cassius is a jealous and vindictive person

  • Julius Caesar Compromising Analysis

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    When we look at compromising in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, it is not done very often. In Act 2 Scene 1, Brutus refuses to confront Caesar when he is being crowned king, if he were to confront Caesar, he might not have taken the crown and he would not have to kill caesar. For example, in the play Brutus says, “It must be by his death.” (II. i. 10). What Brutus is trying to say in present day English is, the only way is to kill Caesar. Brutus says this about Caesar getting crowned as king because

  • What Are Julius Caesar's Strengths And Weaknesses

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    Throughout Julius Caesar, there is a total of thirty-four people that speak. From their words and actions, we can gather information as to who they are. We can see their strengths, and also their weakness from the play. Although there are thirty-four people that speak, there are only five people in the play that have traits that lead to their demise. The characters in the play that have important traits are Julius Caesar, Brutus, Antony, Cassius, and Octavius. First of all, the character with the

  • Brutus Vs Anthony

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    Some may believe that the only way to deal with a problem is to get rid of it instead of working it out, even if the problem happens to be one of your friends. Which is what happens in William Shakespeare 's poem Julius Caesar. This poem describes a story where Brutus has to make a choice between his friend Julius Caesar and his country. When he chooses his country, he has to face the consequences of his decisions. Of the two funeral speeches given by Brutus and Antony, although Brutus was good at

  • Parallelism In Julius Caesar

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    William Shakespeare, in his tragedy Julius Caesar, has Cassius use parallelism, a rhetorical question, and an allusion to persuade Brutus in joining the conspiracy against Caesar. Shakespeare uses parallelism in Cassius 's speech to emphasize that Brutus and Caesar are equal which helps to persuade him to join the conspiracy. Cassius is making Brutus aware of his equivalent value to Caesar and states, “Write them together, yours is as fair name; / Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; / Weigh

  • King Lear Rhetorical Analysis

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    In William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Edgar concludes the play by lamenting over the tragic deaths of those the around him and the future of the kingdom. As Kent, Albany, and Edgar are the only characters remaining in the end, Edgar stresses upon the lives lost to acts of deceit and the importance of letting honesty reign through one’s actions instead. Bound to never again let lies tear a family apart, Edgar believes that words should come from the heart and never should one speak with evil intentions

  • Compare And Contrast Long Day's Journey Into Night And John Proctor

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    In the Crucible by Arthur Miller which protagonist is John Proctor, his desire to do what is right because of his reputation, his name in the town was synonymous with integrity and pride, all he wanted was respect. Notwithstanding, Elizabeth gave him his respect he deserved after his death, and Mary Tyrone, the protagonist of Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill does not want people to know that she’s addicted to morphine after Edmund’s birth. She’s the main focus of the play because each

  • Analysis Of Marcus Brutus: A True Tragic Hero

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    “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength but by the strength of his heart.” –Unknown. With a tragic flaw and the realization of a mistake that is too far gone to fix Marcus Brutus show the amount of strength he has through his heart. Brutus is clearly the tragic hero. Brutus finds himself with a tragic flaw. After Cassius asks Brutus to join the conspirator and help kill Caesar Brutus says he will think about it. That night Brutus is alone in his study thinking it over. He asks himself

  • What Is Julius Caesar's Tragic Flaw

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    William Shakespeare, the author of Julius Caesar, utilized the two most prevalent literary terms, which were tragic flaw and metaphors to illustrate the theme, people who are easily swayed can easily turn out to be your worst enemy, however being too stubborn on your decision can make you the cause of your own downfall. The assassination of Caesar was only made possible due to him believing that he was invincible, and when the Soothsayer came to tell Caesar that March fifteenth was a precarious day

  • Common Themes In Julius Caesar

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    Several novels convey a theme that is either perceived as universal or selective towards certain races, people, or groups, consequently, many stories may consist of the same themes but portray it differently through their own characters. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the theme of greed and power consuming even the possibly most honorable man in all of Rome during the time period. Brutus is manipulated into assisting in the brutal assassination of Julius Caesar, the current ruler of Rome, for what

  • The Supernatural In Shakespeare's King Lear And Macbeth

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    England in Shakespeare’s time was established on the basis of divine order, which stated that the monarch was placed by God to preside over the commoners and animals. Shakespeare, in King Lear and Macbeth, explores the idea of an unnatural society, one that has been destabilized through the malevolent agents of the supernatural. Shakespeare conveys the supernatural in Macbeth through recognizable characters, such as the weird sisters, but utilizes only imagery and action to mention the supernatural

  • Comparing Plato's Impulsive Decisions In Romeo And Juliet

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    The Greek Philosopher, Plato once said “A good decision is based on Knowledge, and not on numbers. What Plato means by this is when we make a quick decisions are going to rely on our instincts, and we will not consider the facts. Both the authors Suzanne Collins and William Shakespeare show that they agree with Plato through the quick decisions made by their characters.In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare it is presented that when an event happens people will make selfish impulsive

  • Similarities Between Rabin And Julius Caesar

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    Yitzhak Rabin and Julius Caesar were power and very influential men on their set country. Even though Caesar and Rabin lived in 2 different life times, and lead much different early lives, they themselves both brought extreme prosperity to their countries in much the same way. Caesar grew up in a less then rich family growing up to marry a woman who's father was the political opponent to the current dictator forcing Caesar to escape the country through military means. In Rabin's early life he joined

  • Desolation In Julius Caesar

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    Tracy Power 's J. Caesar has high fidelity to Shakespeare 's The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. However, she utilizes the presence of noticeably fewer people. These characters, in Shakespeare 's text, provide moments away from the story. Comparatively, Tracy does not give us reprieve from the main arc. In removing the common folk she creates an overall miasma of desolation. This different cast size affects the play in several ways. Physically, there are fewer people on stage at any given time

  • How Did Julius Caesar Break The Law

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    Joseph Vandeventer Mrs. Baker English II-6 18 May 2016 The Life of Julius Caesar “If you must break the law, do it to seize power, in all other cases, observe it” – Julius Caesar. This quote shows exactly what kind of man Caesar was, only breaking the law when he thought it was needed to help empower himself and Rome. Julius Caesar was, a ruthless general and dictator who slew Pompey, a member of his triumvirate, so he could take power over Rome, only to be outright murdered by conspirators a year

  • The Failure Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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    A sea of Romans roar as their soon to be King parades through the street. Julius Caesar was loved and cherished by all who knew him. Next to him stood Marcus Brutus, the second most loved in all of Rome. Unfortunately, there are those who worshiped Caesar, and there are those who would rather see him dead. The Conspirators, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, would stop at nothing to get Brutus on their side and most of all, kill Caesar. The intent of Cassius may have seemed optimistic to the Romans

  • Julius Caesar: Brutus As A Tragic Hero

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    In Shakespeare 's “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, Brutus is presented as the tragic hero. He fits all of the criteria and requirements of a tragic hero. He is presented as the protagonist who has a tragic flaw that causes him to make decisions that lead to his death. Brutus is given several opportunities to turn back from mistakes but he never does. Brutus understands his inevitable fate of death when it is brought upon him. Brutus is a central character who is good at heart. He has good intentions

  • The Underdogs Marians Azuela Analysis

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    decision and joins the rebels. He said, “…I was pursed, trapped, and made a prisoner all for having said something in favor of the revolutionaries (Azuela 20).” Eventually, Macias comes to the same conclusion as well when he goes back to fight in the battle when all of his men are long gone and he been abandoned by Cervantes. The conversation between Cervantes and Solis shed some light on the issues of disillusionment. Solis says to Cervantes when he asked if Solis grown tired of the revolution. Solis