• Julius Caesar A Truly Great Event
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    Julius Caesar was undoubtedly a man who changed history. His life and its story have inspired generations of awe and scrupulous study. Many would argue he is the most influential man in recorded history. However, can the great Caesar truly be declared a 'event-making man', according to the criteria of the Great Man Theory? Did he truly influence the course of history through his own extraordinary acts of will and leadership? Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the...
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
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    Gaius Julius Caesar: The Assassination Rome is a place of great historical achievements. Rich in history, it reveals to us a great deal about man and society. One of the most important characters in history is Gaius Julius Caesar. His very name strikes images of a powerful leader. Responsible for bringing Rome to great heights, he is said to be the man who changed the course of history, accomplishing the impossible and helping to further the Roman Empire. His military skill and excellent politic...
  • William Shakespeare In His Play Julius Caesar
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    Many authors try to convey different lessons that we, as individuals or a society can learn from their writings. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, has definitely accomplished this goal. With the many lessons included in this story, society can learn from the mistakes of others made previously. It could be said that the actions of society are learned by the actions of our predecessors. In this incredible play, the major messages or societal lessons include mob mentality, respect, an...
  • Julius Caesar And Marcus Brutus
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    Self-Concepts in Julius Caesar All people have definite concepts of self. In different situations, one may feel short, tall, smart, slow, fast, talkative, reserved, etcetera's. These self-concepts are usually very different than how others opinions of us. Depending on one's actions, words or even tone of voice, one may misrepresent oneself and be misinterpreted. One may be so arrogant or so humble that they prevent themselves from seeing themselves through others eyes. In William Shakespeare's p...
  • Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare
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    The era of Julius Caesar was a time when many peoples feelings toward the government began to change. This was one of the first times in Roman history when people began to question the power of their ruler. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, we see a brief picture of this Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate. In this snap shot, many unfortunate things occur as a result of these strong feelings towards the government of that time. Shakespeare gives us...
  • 5 In Shakespeares Julius Caesar Brutus
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    1.) The great philosopher Aristotle makes the distinction between comedy and tragedy. Aristotle defines tragedy as a tragic character falling from a high place in society due to a flaw they possess and provides an insight into human existence. He defines comedy as any story that begins in adversity and ends in optimism. Shakespeare offers his own six elements to a tragedy; a tragic hero, conflicts (internal and external), humor, the supernatural, revenge, and chance happenings or bad luck. The t...
  • Killing Of Julius Caesar
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    Lauren San Pedro Julius Caesar Julius Caesar is a Shakespearean tragedy about the hunger for power. William Shakespeare explained the tragedy through the character development of hatred and envy. Caesar's life was cut short because several men around him looked at him to power hungry and weak. The killing of Julius Caesar was not justified because he was not proved to be ambitious and he acted for the good of Rome. The first way Julius Caesar was not ambitious was he refused the crown three time...
  • Julius Caesar
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    Questionable Heros in the Play Julius Caesar Julius Caesar, a play written by the famous play-write William Shakespeare, had many characters who could have been questioned in terms of their motives and will. Some may have had good intentions, but others were revealed to have other things in mind than the well-being of the Romans. The aim of this paper is to take a look at why the main people in this tragedy did what they did. Julius Caesar, the center of the big ordeal, is the first logical pers...
  • Rome By Julius Caesar
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    The Breakdown of the Republic by Thomas Humphrey The Romans built one of the most extensive empires in the history of the world. The fall of a republican system to a dictatorship was gradual and was brought about by many different factors. One major aspect which was vital to the breakdown was the advent of physical force into the political arena. This violence or imposed violence for political gain caused instability and paved the way for an extended period of civil war which ended in a dictator...
  • Present In Julius Caesar The Play
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    Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Some tragedies are classified as classical tragedies and they may contain a tragic hero. This is true in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in which Brutus is the tragic hero. The play Julius Caesar contains many characteristics to classify it as a classical tragedy. The character Marcus Brutus has many characteristics to classify him as a tragic hero. In the play Julius Caesar many characteristics are present in order to categorize it as a classical tragedy...
  • Julius Caesar Brutus
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    In Julius Caesar Brutus displays the traits of a tragic hero through out this play but being a good person but makes an error in judgment, and when this error occurred it causes his own downfall. First off is that Brutus makes an error in judgment by joining the conspiracy to over throw Caesar. But the only reason that Brutus had joined was because his tragic flaw was honor; he lived his life on the guidelines of honor and loyalty. Now lastly Brutus had caused his very own downfall when after ki...
  • Assassination Of Julius Caesar The Senate
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    When the name Julius Caesar is heard, it can only trigger the image of a great leader that led Rome into prosperity. Caesar's military excellence brought more power and more land; that lead to the increase of size and strength in Rome. His dictatorship helped the stability and prosperity in Rome. Caesar's assassination lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. His death lead to a domino effect ending in the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. Many people of the 21st century follow the pat...
  • Assassination Of Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar was the dictator of Rome from 61-44 BCE. He was born in the year 100 BC into a patrician family who claimed from the kings of Alba Langa. At the time of his birth, Rome was still a republic and the empire was only beginning. Caesar made his way to praetor ship by 62 BC and many senate felt him a dangerous, ambitious man. The senate did their best to keep him out of consulship. He finally became consul in 59 BC. Caesar was at the pinnacle of his power when he returned from Spain in ...
  • Brutus And Julius Caesar
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    Flattery Lots of characters in the play Julius Caesar flattered someone or were flattered themselves. Those who flattered others used flattery to further themselves and others through the entire play. Even though there were many examples of this throughout the play, I am going to use two of the main examples, Brutus and Julius Caesar. First, Cassius furthered Brutus into joining the conspiracy. One way Cassius got Brutus to join the conspiracy was by telling him to weigh the names Brutus and Cae...
  • Tragedy Of Julius Caesar
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    Elements of A Shakespearian Tragedy Shakespeare wrote many tragedies, which included The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He chose to take an important event in Roman history, the death of Julius Caesar to write a play for the Globe Theater in 1599. The people who lived during the Renaissance were very interested in the play and the story of Julius Caesar's death. People's views of the play dating from 1599 to the present may be very different and continually changing. Though the elements of Shakespear...
  • Great Ruling Of Julius Caesar
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    Essay: Why was it possible for Rome to become an empire and last so long. What were the reasons for it's fall? Rome was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world. The early Roman state was founded in 509 B.C. after the Romans drove out the hated Etruscan king. By this time Rome had already grown from a cluster of small villages to a small city. Little did the settlers know that this was the beginning of one of the greatest and largest empires ever known. After Rome established itself, the...
  • Entire Friendship Of Julius Caesar And Brutus
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    The definition of a tragic hero is perceived as on who is neither wicked nor purely innocent, one who "is brave and noble but guilty of the tragic flaw of assuming that honorable ends justify dishonorable means". In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus takes the role of the tragic hero. Brutus's honor, nobility, and self-righteousness makes him "a tragic figure, if not the hero" (Catherine C. Dominic). As the play opens, Brutus is known as a Roman nobleman and a member of one of the most illustr...
  • Main Tragic Hero Of Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar As A Tragic Hero In Julius Caesar William Shakespeare illustrated Caesar as a tragic hero by showing that he was a noble man of high rank, by showing that he was a historical figure with a tragic flaw which lead to his downfall, and by showing that Caesar accepted his fate of death & achieved honor and respect in his death. There is a contradiction between who the main tragic hero of Julius Caesar is. Can there possibly be 2 main tragic heroes in one book? If Julius Caesar wasn't t...
  • Early Life Of Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar 'I came, I saw, I conquered. ' These are the words of the man who changed the history of the world. This paper will show how no other man in the history of the world represented military and political power better than Julius Caesar. He became a legend for his military exploits and great leadership ability. The Early Life of Julius Caesar was spent studying the history of power and wealth in early Rome. Julius Caesar was born in Rome on July 12 or 13, in the year 100 B.C. His fathe...
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was born on July 13th in 100 B.C. His full name is Gaius Julius Caesar, which was the same as his fathers name. Julius Caesar was the most famous Roman general and was one of the most influential political and military leaders in history. He helped establish the vast Roman Empire. Caesar gained all his power in four different areas. Those areas are politics, government, religion, and in the military. Using these amazing powers he controlled many aspects of Roman life....
  • Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar Man of Great Stature Julius Caesar was a strong leader of the Romans who changed the course of the history for the Roman world decisively and irreversibly. With his courage and strength, he created a strong empire and guided the empire for almost 20 years. His life was short, but had many adventures. I will tell of some of this man's remarkable life. He did many things, therefore, I will only discuss a few. His name, part of his reign, one of his greatest battles, and his death wil...
  • Tragic Hero In Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
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    Julius Caesar: Tragic Hero In Julius Caesar William Shakespeare illustrates Caesar as the Tragic Hero. Greek philosopher Aristotle defines the Tragic Hero as a man of high estate, that is, a well-known, well intentioned man whose misfortune results from some error in judgment or some flaw in character (called the tragic flaw). Based on Aristotle's criteria for a Tragic Hero, Julius Caesar fits best as the Tragic Hero. William Shakespeare shows this by viewing Julius Caesar as a noble man of high...
  • Julius Caesar As The Tragic Hero
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    Tragic Hero Throughout many of Shakespeare's plays, a tragic hero is identified; a heroic figure that possesses a character flaw that leads to his defeat. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there has been controversies over who is actually the tragic hero. Many people agree that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. However, others argue and identify Julius Caesar as the tragic hero. After examining these two characters, a conclusion is easily drawn. Brutus is the tragic hero of this play because when...
  • Servant And Close Friend To Julius Caesar
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    Brutus In William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar was a tragedy that is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character that was in charge of the assassination was Marcus Brutus. Brutus was the most complex character in the play. He was one of the men who assassinate Caesar in the Senate. Brutus was an honorable man. He was a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. In Roman times, the only way for someone to get close to a person of high rank is if he / she is close to him...
  • 44 B.C. Julius Caesar
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    Assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar Caius Julius Caesar, a Roman consul, was a great leader and a terrible dictator. Many of his reforms were excellent, but he also was hungry for the power of Roman Dictator, which would give him absolute power for as long as he required it. Throughout his life he did many things including creating the calendar that we know today, advancing mathematics, and many other scholarly things. When he became dictator in 44 B.C., those in power knew he must be stopped, ...
  • Fate Vs Free Will In Julius Caesar
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    In William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, two interesting forces, fate and free will, are shown competing for prominence over the other. Fate was exemplified in the many prophecies and omens the characters viewed throughout the play. Free will was the characters abilities to overcome and defeat their fate. Many characters have struggles with the power of their free will overcoming their fate, namely Caesar, Cassius, and Brutus. Although in the end all three of those characters succumb to the...
  • Julius Caesar
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    Mark Antony, in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was a brave, intelligent, pleasure-loving, and cunning man. He was loyal to his friend, Caesar, whom he considered a true friend. He looked at life as a game in which he had a signified part to play, and played that part with excellent refinement and skill. Antony was devoted and preferred to be dependent upon Julius Caesar since he rather have enjoyed life than to claim the highest position in the government. He wanted the crown to be given...
  • Early Life Of Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength Perhaps no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as does Gaius Julius Caesar. This man became a legend for his military exploits and an almost global setting, his political manipulations which covered decades of cycles which covered power and loss of power, and his personal life which to have been played in the most melodramatic and theatrical manner. It is Caesar whose life, betrayal, and death whi...
  • Assassination Of Julius Caesar
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    In the Shakespearean tragedy Julius Caesar was written to inform the audiences about the assassination of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is the main character of the story. He is also the character that treasures friendship the most. Friendship is the center of any orderly world. If people are disloyal to each other only disasters will come out of the situation. In this tragedy it is very clear what will happen when friends are disloyal to each other. They end up stabbing you in the back. On the I...
  • Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
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    The story of Julius Caesar's assassination has been told both historically and fictionally. Historical sources focus on the facts of the assassination, while fictionary works focus more on the characters and the drama of the story. Because of the different purposes of the sources, there are many differences between the historical and fictional stories. William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar adds certain details and dramatic elements to make the story more interesting and to make the play more enjoy...
  • Impact Of Julius Caesar
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    William Shakespeare is one of the greatest play writers ever born, And this is shown by how popular his plays are still today even after thousands of years. One of his famous plays still in use today is Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is one of the greatest plays ever written and has been read or seen by many generations. There are many topics that can be chosen to talk about in Julius Caesar and one of those topics is the presents of the supernatural Caesar or Caesar's ghost and what affect he has...
  • Julius Caesar
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    The Lives of the Caesars Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of the history. With his courage and strength he created a strong empire. Caesar was a major part of the Roman Empire because of his strength and his strong war strategies. Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman whose dictatorship was pivotal in Rome's transition from republic to empire. Suetonius seems to be attacking Caesar's reputation but is still showing the good side. Caesar's lust for...
  • Language Choice Of Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar
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    Shakespeare, William The Tragedy of Julius Caesar The Playwright and His Times: The play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was written by William Shakespeare. He was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-on- Avon, which was a small town some hundred miles from London. It is believed that he was born a few days before he was baptized so his birthday is celebrated on April 23. Ironically he died on that date in 1616. During Shakespeare's time he married a woman named Anne Hathaway. They gave birth ...
  • Julius Caesar And Marcus Brutus
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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero Essay In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, I saw two main characters as tragic heroes. First, I saw Julius Caesar as a tragic hero because his will to gain power was so strong that he ended up losing his life for it. The fact that he could have been such a strong leader was destroyed when he was killed by conspirators. I saw Marcus Brutus as a second tragic hero in this play. Brutus was such a noble character that did not des...
  • Consistent Throughout Julius Caesar
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    Close Reading of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (2.2. 114-161) 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...
  • Great Ruler Julius Caesar
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    Caesar has Ceased Yesterday a tragedy occurred. The great ruler Julius Caesar is dead. It was said that the Senate, led by Brutus and Cassius stabbed Caesar to death upon his entrance into the Senate. They acted upon this according to the Roman Law which says "Anyone who plotted to become king could be killed without trial". The Senate claimed that this was their reason for their actions. Caesar was born into an aristocratic family in 100. Later on in his life, he became allies with Pompey (a ge...
  • Julius Caesar And Jesus Christ
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    A Brief Comparison Of The Conspiracies And Assassinations Of Julius Caesar And Jesus Christ 731 words (inclu. title) Julius Caesar, one of Rome's most powerful leaders, and Jesus Christ, who was called 'The king of the Jews', and was the supposed Son of God. What could these two totally different people have in common Well, it is not simply that they share the same initials. Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ had an almost identical downfall, both with plots, conspirators, and mindless multitudes. T...
  • Play Julius Caesar Shakespeare
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    In the play Julius Caesar Shakespeare give up hints about what is going to happen though out the rest of the play. He uses foreshadowing in the use of his characters names. For instance Julius Caesar was born Julius but earned the name Caesar after many triumphs over his stellar career. With the "title" of Caesar came many meaning such as in mortal, and fearless. His two names mean different things. Shakespeare use of "titles" gave him more openness though out the play. By giving Julius the titl...
  • Significant Theme In The Play Julius Caesar
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    Roseann Mitchell Julius Caesar Essay March 14, 2000 In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, many themes develop through the course of the play. Superstition, manipulation, and honor are all themes woven throughout the play to aid in the development of characters and plot. Combined, these themes intertwine to advance the action within the play. Above all, superstition plays the lead role as a theme in the play Julius Caesar. Superstition actually occurs twice in the play starting with Calpur...
  • Gauis Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar Vini, Vidi, Vici (The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations 10-3-99) which in English means I came, I saw, I conquered. This was Julius Caesars motto when he was a soldier and invading different provinces. For this quote to still be recognized today is a compliment to Caesars importance and fame at the time. Julius Caesar is considered by some historians to be Romes greatest genius. He changed a chaotic, old system of government into the basis for a new one that produced the greatest o...