Cultural depictions of Cleopatra VII

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  • Does Antony Love Cleopatra

    The initial incident in the play starts when Antony lives in Egypt with his love Cleopatra. Anthony lives a luxurious life in Egypt. He eats massive feast, drink wine all night long, and evens dance to the music being played until morning, where he sleeps so he can those events the following night. Although Antony enjoys his time in Egypt, problems in the Roman Empire like rebellions and civil war draw him back to Rome. Not only that, his friend Ceaser is mad at Antony for breaking his sworn promise that when needed, he will send troops and supplies to Ceaser. The trivial matters between Ceaser and Antony are solved when Agrippa, one of Ceaser’s men, recommends that Antony should marry Ceaser’s half sister, Octavia, in order to reestablish…

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  • A Persuasive Speech In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    The speech Mark Antony gives after the death of Caesar in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is an exceptional example of a persuasive speech. In the speech Antony gives he uses several effective techniques to get the reaction he wants out of a very biased and stunned crowd. The words in the speech demonstrate logic, passive language, and emotional responses which are used to lead the crowd to hunting down Brutus and the other assasssins the killed Caesar. Antony, in his speech, mentioned several…

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  • Emotions In Julius Caesar And Antony's Speech

    Emotions are what drive us, for one cannot be persuaded without understanding emotions. Learning new words might help us when feeling emotions because we can identify them. Words are the most powerful force available to humanity because we can choose what words to say depending on the situation. Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral was more effective than Brutus’ because Antony used genuine emotion to sway the crowd. Brutus’ speech rationalized Caesar’s murder by using logic and reasoning…

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  • Cleopatra Character Analysis

    Cleopatra was the last Ptolemy of Egypt: a masterpiece in Ancient history famed with both vices and great virtues. Stacy Schiff’s book, Cleopatra, portrayed this woman in a positive way, trying to restore her lost and spoilt glory. This was because Cleopatra attempted to do so in the shadow of the Roman Empire, which at the time, was extending its reach throughout the Eurasian plate. Cleopatra faced multiple problems in her time as ruler of Egypt and tried to solve them diligently by asserting…

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  • Julius Caesar Character Analysis Essay

    The acclaimed play written by William Shakespeare,The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, should go by another name, The Tragedy of Brutus. Brutus is the main character and hidden protagonist, he is a senate member scarred by Ceaser rising so quickly to kingdom. After being mislead by many friends he decides to assist in the murder of Julius Caesar. The noble Brutus is truly the only protagonist in the play, he should be the center of the play in the stead of the short lived and arrogant Julius Caesar. …

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  • Cleopatra Research Paper

    mother and father. Cleopatra’s full name was Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator – meaning Cleopatra the father loving goddess. Also, history shows that Cleopatra was highly educated and smart. ”Well – educated and clever, Cleopatra could speak various languages….” (, page 1) Without Cleopatra history would be very different. Cleopatra’s family was very interesting. Her family had been the rulers of Egypt for a long time. Cleopatra’s father was Ptolemy XII (Auletes). Also, he was the ruler…

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  • How Did Cleopatra Influence Western Civilization

    Her name is dripped with legend, power and seduction. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy and would use her powers of beauty and charm to seduce military leaders. Cleopatra, is quite known in popular culture as this divining figure, using her brains and beauty to rule in her way, portrayed by beauty icons in films and plays such as Elizabeth Taylor and Claudette Colbert. Everyone knows her legend but very few actually understand her true importance as a…

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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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  • Persuasion Julius Caesar Analysis

    The art of persuasion is not merely about convincing a person with logical statements. In many instances human beings are motivated by emotion. Persuasion is a cocktail of logic and emotion. Often the logic is minimal in comparison to the emotional appeal used to lure a person into a certain conclusion. Manipulation is an art form. In order to move the audience it must be colorful and, it must provoke. Mark Antony uses all vibrant colors to create is masterpiece, to convince his audience that…

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  • Julius Caesar Involvement In War Essay

    Caesar’s involvement in Gallic wars: Best for Roman Empire or Self-Promotion? Julius Caesar, one of many glorious Roman leaders, was a well known military leader but he was also known for being a gigantic narcissist. So, was he justified in getting involved in the Gallic wars? To understand Caesar’s reasoning behind getting into the war, we must first know what happened in Gaul. Caesar was on a military high in a military low. He had just gotten noticed as a great military leader and…

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