Battle of Philippi

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  • Mark Antony's Use Of Persuasion In Julius Caesar

    In Act III, Scene 2 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony turned a crowd of mourning citizens to an angry mob. Antony turned this crowd into an angry mob through multiple persuasive devices. Brutus and the other conspirators thought they were killing Caesar for the good of Rome, but Antony and other ideas. He wanted to discreetly show the crowd of Romans who the conspirators actually were to him, a group of murderers. In order to persuade the people to not have sympathy for the…

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  • Theme Of Betrayal In Julius Caesar

    “Betray a friend, and often find thyself ruined.” In the story “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, Caesar’s best friend Brutus, is fighting an internal conflict with himself because he has to pick a side of either his best friend Julius Caesar’s side or Rome’s side. Brutus picks Rome’s side and kills Caesar for the good of Rome, later on in the story Brutus “kills himself” because his life got harder once he killed Caesar and people didn’t handle it anymore. Betrayal from a friend is worse than…

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  • Effects Of Brutus And Antony

    The Effects of Brutus and Antony Brutus Is a noble man Antony repeats with sarcasm during the time that Brutus allowed him for Caesar’s funeral. Brutus was a noble man indeed, though he was corrupted by the conspirators to betray Caesar. Antony can relate with Cassius for being manipulative and weasel like. The contrast between both Brutus and Antony are very distinct and can show how easily someone can be manipulated or how a person can hide their true self. Brutus’ tragic flaw was how…

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  • Compare And Contrast Cassius And Brutus

    wait to receive his crown, but he allows Decius to flatter and persuade him to go to the Capitol anyway. Another example of the role of supernaturalism is when Julius Caesar’s ghost comes to visit Brutus and tells him that he will see him again at Philippi foreshadowing that Brutus will die that day in the war, but Brutus does not listen to the ghost and chooses to fight…

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  • Why Is Julius Caesar A Tragic Hero

    Brutus’ second flaw, his idealism. Brutus pursues impractical ideas like letting Mark Antony make a speech or insisting Cassius and himself take their armies to Philippi instead of waiting for Antony and Octavius to come to them, even when he is advised against these decisions. “Well, to our work alive. What do you think of marching to Philippi presently?’ says Brutus’ ‘I do not think it good.’ ‘Here’s why… weakening his own capacities, while we, lying still, are rested, energetic, and nimble’…

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  • The Contradiction Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    The Contradiction of Brutus Despite his primary goal to prevent Rome from falling into the hands of a dictator who would ruin Rome from the inside out, Brutus himself ironically acts like a totalitarian, tyrannical, despot. Even though Brutus meets up with the other patricians planning to kill Caesar because of his threat as a king, Brutus ironically acts like a king when he overrides the other’s ideas to enforce his own logic. When Cassius confronts him in the second scene, Brutus first reveals…

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  • Thirst For Power In Julius Caesar

    Thirst For Power In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most recognized and studied works in history. Throughout the play many problems arise which cause people’s judgment to cloud, which result in flawed thinking and irrational behavior, but there are only a few influential ones. One of these problems was power.Through a myriad of Caesars followers become jealous of his power, Caesar still wanted more. The thirst for power is the biggest problem in…

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  • Brutus Loyalty In Julius Caesar

    In the play Julius Caesar, Brutus is a government official, and he has a wife named Portia. Brutus´s best friend is Caesar, he had to make the decision to either kill his best friend or have Rome suffer from a terrible king. Brutus is loyal to Caesar. Although Brutus was a part of his killing, doesn't mean he wasn't loyal to him. I believe that Brutus was just as loyal to Caesar as to any of best friends in modern days are. Brutus loved Caesar with all of his heart, but Brutus had to make the…

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  • Julius Caesar Funeral Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. This play that took place in Rome before the first century and was a about the death a man called Julius Caesar. Both Mark Antony and Marcus Brutus are at the “funeral” of Caesar moments after he was assassinated by a group of conspirators along with Brutus. During this Brutus attempts to make the crowd believe that murdering his friend Caesar was justified. After the people calmed down when Brutus spoke Mark Antony was seething about…

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  • Mark Antony's Tactics In Julius Caesar

    Antony’s Tactics In many stories or plays, a protagonist appears and has a scheming plan to let chaos erupt. In the play ”Julius Caesar,” Mark Antony ends up being a protagonist and has a plan to make the people of Rome develop a massive amount of hatred for the conspirators. Cassius, one of the conspirators, knew that it was not a good idea to let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral, but no one listened. Antony uses Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion to convince the people of Rome, which are “…

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