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Julius Caesar: Brutus An Honor Man

In Shakespeare’s play of “Caesar” Brutus is a conspirator who portrays a person who favors a republic for Rome. Brutus is an honorable man. Many characters in the play show there reverence for Brutus. Brutus exemplifies his honor in many ways. Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to abet his fellow romans. Brutus is an honorable man. “Am I entreated to Speak and Strike? O Rome I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, then receivest thy full petition at the hand of Brutus” (Shakespeare 397). Brutus will…

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Gaius Julius Caesar

A baby was born on July 12 or 13 of 100 BC in Rome. Little did the proud parents of this baby know that he would rule most of the known world. This baby was born to the name of Gaius, his personal name, Julius was the name of his family’s clan and the name of his family was Caesar meaning hairy. Caesar was such an amazing man that many people couldn’t believe that he was born the same way as them. Over time stories have arisen about Caesar’s birth.…

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Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans

Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of the history of the Greco – Roman world decisively and irreversibly. With his courage and strength he created a strong empire . What happened during his early political career? How did he become such a strong dictator of the Roman Empire? What events led up to the making of the first triumvirate? How did he rise over the other two in the triumvirate and why did he choose to take over? What happened during his reign…

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William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: The Role of Minor Conspirators

In the course of time, the world has seen an abundance of influential men. Oftentimes, however, the forces behind these men remain unseen. This is shown in William Shakespeares Julius Caesar by the supporting role the minor conspirators have on the major conspirators. Just as women often embolden powerful men of society, the minor conspirators embolden the major conspirators greatly affecting the outcome of the play. One of the most important minor conspirators of the play is Decius, who was responsible for bringing Caesar to the capitol on the day…

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Caesar’s Funeral Speeches – “Justification versus Manipulation”

In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, one of the most important and significant orations are the funeral speeches given by both Brutus and Mark Antony. At first glance, the funeral speeches seem to have no true significant meaning. However upon further investigation it is established that the speeches ultimately serve as the basis for the final outcome of the play. By exploring the speeches of both Brutus and Mark Antony we are able to focus on the key components which differentiate one from the other. Through this examination we are also…

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Julius Ceaser: Brutus Character Analysis

William Shakespeares play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After examining Brutus relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy, and his importance to the plot, the truth can be revealed. Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Caesar, has a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship…

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Jealousy in Julius Caesar

Jealousy causes many of the characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to commit dangerous and foolish acts. Cassius’ jealousy drives him to kill Caesar. All the conspirators, except the noble Brutus, kill Caesar because they feel threatened by his power. Brutus is the only conspirator who murders Caesar for more honorable reasons. Jealousy is a very important theme in this play. Cassius feels very threatened by Caesar’s power. He remembers when he was an equal to Caesar, and doesn’t think that Caesar deserves this much power. He comments to…

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Analysis

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Decius Brutus and Mark Antony, both Roman Senators, eulogize Julius Caesar, each using a different technique and approach. Brutus, in a somewhat arrogant, to the point, eulogy, attempts to sway the people. He justifies conspiring against Caesar by stating that Caesar’s ambition would have hurt Rome. However, in Antony’s eulogy, he focuses on Caesar’s positive traits, and cunningly disproves Brutus’ justification for killing Caesar. The fickle Romans waver between leaders, responding emotionally, rather han intellectually, to the orators. Brutus seeks to explain why he conspired against…

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Julius Caesar – Citizen Of Rome

My name is Felicius Dedecus, and I live in Rome. I am a common citizen, and work in the local bakery. I am married to a charming lady named Antonia. We have been married for only a couple of months, and we do not have any children. We are not yet prepared to have a child, because we cannot financially support one. Once the bakery starts going well, we will have a child. I work during the days, and Antonia, being a lady, does not work so she could take…

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Relevance of Julius Caesar to Contemporary Society

Symbolism is a major aspect of writing. Whether obvious or subtle, authors use it as a way to extend their works beyond just the time period they’re writing their piece in. Also, it allows the reader the opportunity to substitute his own ideas into the story, which makes the story more personal. The characters and situations in Julius Caesar can be twisted to tell of contemporary society. The persona of Julius Caesar represents many things in Shakespeare’s play, among which are ambition, power, and impending disaster. In today’s society, he…

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Gaius Julius Caesar Biography

Julius Caesar was said to be the greatest man in the Roman world. This man whos name alone commands power, success and respect. Born in 102 B. C. , Gaius Julius Caesar. His aunt had married as a youth of seventeen to the daughter of Cinna, another leader of the fraction that was opposed to the aristocratic party under Sulla, Marius, great rival. A year or two later, when Sulla had become supreme in the state, the young man was ordered to put away his wife. He refused, and his…

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Julius Caesar: A strong Leader

Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of the history of the Greco – Roman world decisively and irreversibly. With his courage and strength he created a strong empire . What happened during his early political career? How did he become such a strong dictator of the Roman Empire? What events led up to the making of the first triumvirate? How did he rise over the other two in the triumvirate and why did he choose to take over? What happened during his reign…

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Mark Antony as a Developing Character In the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

In the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, the author writes the Character “Mark Antony” very well. In the beginning of the play Antony is a very good friend of Caesar and watches out for him. He treats Caesar as a father with great respect. Antony is very loyal to Caesar and he does everything in his power to make Caesar happy, for example while he runs the race in the beginning of the play, he touches Caesars wife so that she may be fertilized. After Caesar is killed, Antony…

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Julius Caesar’s Biography

The decisions that one man makes can determine the length of life. Rome has many people that have the characteristics to be great leaders. Antony is a manipulative man, Brutus is an honorable man, and Octavius is a quiet strength. All three men would do an excellent job in leading Rome. Antony is a manipulative man. This is shown throughout the play in several cases, but most prominently at Caesar’s funeral. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? ” (III, ii, 96-96).…

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Julius Caesar’s Influential Themes

Themes of fate, betrayal, love, trust, and loyalty, which are brought about through various characters, are what influence the way, the play, Julius Caesar, is carried out. The actions and the way that the characters express themselves define the themes in the play. The play is not comprised of just these themes, but rather made up of an innumerable amount of them. A major theme in the play is fate, which is found from the smallest instance such as a dream to the prediction from a soothsayer. Julius Caesar is…

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How Were Women Treated in Julius Caesar’s Time

We are always striving for equality between the sexes. For many years women were seen as being less than men, and inferior to them. This is shown simply by one history-altering incident. The incident that I’m referring to is when the women were finally allowed to vote. It was quite a long time after the men were able to vote that they received the right to do so as well. It is also shown on older television shows in which the mother of the house is usually at home ready…

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William Shakespeare’s play

In William Shakespeare’s play, appealed to the people’s logic and Antony spoke to the emotions of the people. Antony is very smart and uses his brain frequently during the play and Brutus is very naive about many of things. Brutus was very honorable and Antony was very persuasive. Brutus was very honorable in the way that he always told people the truth. Antony was persuasive in the way that he used people to get whatever he wanted. For example, Antony used Lepidus to seek revenge on all of the conspirators…

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Julius Ceasar Character Counts

William Wordsworth once said that “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love” (Health Communications, Inc. 213). In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony exhibits the character counts pillars respect, responsibility, and also caring. Marc Antony shows his respect when everyone was against Caesar, but he still was tolerant of the difference. He displayed responsibility when after Caesar’s death, and Brutus’s speech, he told the people of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious, but true to Rome and then…

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Julius Caesar: Background Knowledge Is Needed To Understand Play

Having a good background and knowledge of the history of Rome is very helpful to understand Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. The setting of this play took place hundreds of years ago, so if one knows a little bit of Roman history, it would help very much in understanding what is going on in the play. It is important to know about the connection, or relationship that there once was between Caesar and Pompey. When Crassus died, Pompey and Caesar were left as twin rulers of Rome. As one could imagine,…

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Close Reading of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Act two of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar begins the detailed planning of Caesar’s assassination, which follows soon after in the third act. One particular passage of interest during this act is found in scene one. This particular passage deals with the conspirator’s justification of their motives for wanting to kill Caesar, as well as the fine-tuning of their machination. As is consistent throughout Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s verse here differs much from his usual, flowery, beautifully poetic, and complicated verse that can be found in plays as Macbeth. The verse in Caesar…

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