Gaius Cassius Longinus Essays

  • The Failure Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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    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, but he in fact thrived off of jealousy. It was the well thought out plan by the Conspirators that resulted in the death of the most beloved leader

  • The Opportunities In Julius Caesar's Life

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    system, while gaining the people 's approval. Before Caesar was at his peak, he was taken hostage by Cilician Pirates. Caesar had many opportunities in life, but he decided to take them. Caesar was born on the 12 or 13 of July, 100 B.C.. His Parents, Gaius and Aurelia Caesar, were already a politically important family, because they belonged to the Marian faction. When he was nineteen, Caesar went off to war, and due to his political status, he started at a higher position than an average soldier. When

  • Homer And Virgil: A Comparative Analysis

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    The dramatically different ways in which Homer and Virgil depict defining moments within their epics, perfectly sheds light upon the different intentions of between their epics. Even in spite of Homer’s work serving as a clear influence to Vergil’s work, the varying intent of the two epics lead to a completely different story. In essence, the purpose for Homer’s epic is primarily to entertain the audience, while the other is to serve as a piece of political propaganda and affirm the greatness of

  • Morality In The Odyssey

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    What is the definition of a good person? The view of a good person changes as time goes on. However, the Odyssey is still the foundation of human morality. The Odyssey, created by Homer, is an ancient telling of a man named Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War. The morals found in the Odyssey show readers the benefit of being able to view situations from multiple points of view. Also, the text shows the beneficial outcome of resisting from temptations that distract people from completing

  • Omens In Julius Caesar

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    In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare includes prophets, omens, and natural phenomenon that point to the tragic end of the three main characters: Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius. Writing a play based on such a well known historical event, Shakespeare’s audience would have known the outline of the events before entering the theater. Therefore, the inclusion of the omens would have served as a reminder for his audience. Though the omens suggest a sense of predetermination

  • Analysis Of Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War

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    The book titled Catiline’s War, The Jugurthine War, Histories was originally written in Latin by Gaius Sallustius Crispus. This translated piece of literature is unique because it is written in the perspective of someone during this particular time in history and, also, because it is separated into three topical parts or sections. The first part of the book is dedicated to the notes, history, and events leading up to the wars. Sallust’s second part is about Catiline’s War, thus, leaving the third

  • Civilization And Barbarism In Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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    The relationship between civilization and barbarism is a prominent theme in the ancient times, where civilizations concerned themselves with shunning the barbarous. Whether it was the Goths, Greeks, Romans, or Scythia, barbarous behavior was considered beastly, and their supposed superiority to the beastly was a source of pride. Rome was one of the most civilized empires in the ancient world to rule, but in Shakespeare’s most brutal tragedy of Titus Andronicus, the Roman characters in the play both

  • What Is Redemption In Odysseus

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    Homer uses the Gods and Goddesses impact on Odysseus to show how redemption can be earned which is illustrated through Foster's quest theory. Circe, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, and Helios are gods that symbolize mythological ideas, whereas in the Odyssey they symbolize lessons Odysseus needs to learn. Odysseus is a man that the gods critique often. Odysseus is on a journey to get home to his family from the Trojan War. Odysseus does not always make the best decisions and it gets himself in big trouble

  • Disobedience In Julius Caesar Analysis

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    In 1891, Irish author Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) observed “ Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. In “The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar” the senators killed Caesar because they felt he was too ambitious. Brutus is supposed to be Caesar's “BFF” but he ends up stabbing him in the back. Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose

  • Analysis: The Universe Of Obligation

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    ashamed I did yield to them. Give me my robe, for I will go” (2.2.110-112). Caesar chooses to meet with his Senate despite his wife foreshadowing his wife. Later that day, Caesar would realize that he made the wrong choice, where Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius would lead the rest of the Senators on an assassination mission to kill Caesar. Sometimes it can be hard to choose if somebody or is truly worth one’s trust. When that somebody is not but they give them their trust, this puts that somebody too

  • Similarities Between Rabin And Julius Caesar

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    Julius Caesar did not escape a fateful assassination either. Unfortunately Caesar's introduction of former political enemies into the government led to his eventual downfall and assassination. Caesar was assassinated by Roman Senate members Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus who were both former enemies of Caesar's. They led Caesar's assassination dubbing themselves “the liberators”(A&E Television Networks

  • Rhetorical Appeals In Brutus

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    In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar one of the main characters Caesar is killed in Scene 3 act 2.Then Brutus and Antony both give speeches about how bad they feel.Brutus gives a good speech by using all three of the rhetorical appeals to persuade the crowd to want to listen to what he say by using logos,ethos,pathos to his advantage.Brutus gives a better speech that draws the audience attention,Antony not as much.Therefor here are some very valid points on why Brutus’s speech used the Rhetorical

  • Symbolism In The Lightning Thief

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    The Lightning Thief is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology. It explores Greek mythology in a modern setting but, it does so as a humorous work of fantasy. It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is a modern retelling of the Classical hero’s quest. It is perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats, and mysteries opening out in sequence. The Lightning Thief is an “An adventure-quest with a hip edge” (School Library Journal

  • Julius Caesar Motivations Analysis

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    others. Cassius protests, “For my single self, / I had as lief not be as live to be / In awe of such a thing as I myself. / I was born as free as Caesar. So were you” (I.ii.96-99). Because Cassius views Caesar as so ordinary, he is jealous of the power he holds. If Caesar were to be truly more powerful and capable of ruling Rome than Cassius, he would not be as offended. More than just once does Cassius express his ill will towards Caesar’s position of influence over Rome and its people. Cassius complains

  • How Is Julius Caesar A Tragic Hero

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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a drama written by William Shakespeare, one of the most influential writers in the English language. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is based in a real historical event, the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. This play describes events that led to the assassination of Caesar. It is known that Shakespeare took inspiration from history because of his depiction of some aspects described in the play (Shmoop University Inc). Shakespeare uses other historical figures

  • Octavius's Assassination

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    The adopted son of the great Julius Caesar, Gaius Octavius born in 23rd of September 63 BC and reigned from 27 BC-14 AD. Although he never claimed the title of an emperor, he was in fact the first emperor of Rome. The process taken by Gaius Octavius to become Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus and the sequence of events that led to Octavian eliminating his potential threats to his succession was a significant historical figures. Event that was taken by Gaius Octavianus in order for his succession of becoming

  • Nature Of Evil In Dante's Inferno

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    Almighty, he was destined to lose and thrown out of heaven, along with his army. In Dante’s Inferno, he resides in the deepest bowels of hell, where he tortures the three worst traitors in human history: Judas Iscariot, betrayer of Jesus of Nazareth, Cassius and Brutus, slayers Julius Caesar. In hell, contrapasso rules, and the appearances of the fallen angel Lucifer agrees with it. Dante depicts Lucifer, who was once the most beautiful Angel, as a he does to show his punishment. He is given three faces

  • Julius Caesar: Outrage Runs Through Rome

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    March in 44B.C. The hunt was on for those two men who elected to shake the foundations of the republic with the hopes of renewing what it was before Caesar crossed the Rubicon. Those two men were Marcus Junius Brutus (85B.C. – 42B.C.) and Gaius Cassius Longinus (85B.C. -42B.C.) and they were the de facto leaders of

  • Marcus Junius Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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    Brutus had been sucked into the plot by Cassius and had been an active assassin against Julius. They stabbed him 23 times, and had tried to contradict it, with telling people that he was going to ruin rome, but in the end they had ruined Rome themselves with killing Julius as doing this they started a civil war as a result of Julius´s death. Marcus Junius Brutus was apart of the assassination of Julius Caesar, who had been sucked in by Gaius Cassius Longinus, a man that wanted nothing less than for

  • Hamlet Allusions In Hamlet

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    Andrea Garcia Period 6 McKelvey March 13, 2018 Allusions in Hamlet Final Draft Insights into History Many dramatic writings tend to use various allusions to history, religion, and mythology to bring the audience a new perspective and understanding of the themes, the conflict, and the character and plot development. William Shakespeare uses several different allusions in his revenge play and tragedy Hamlet in order to provide a better knowledge of the characters and the conflicts involved in his