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    The most prominent example of this is Emperor Commodus’ sister Lucilla. He is sympathetic towards her for two main reasons. First the hinting of the old flame cliché that they shared. Second, and possibly most important, Emperor Commodus uses her son to control her. Maximus shows such sympathy toward Lucilla because his wife and son was taken from him by Emperor Commodus. He doesn’t want anyone else to share that fate. An Official hero, according to Ray, “were preeminently worldly, comfortable in society, and willing to undertake even those public duties demanding personal sacrifice” (380). Maximus wants to live a comfortable life in which he settles down with his family. He was truly comfortable with society and believes that he could lead that kind of life. Maximus is also concerning himself with the material values that his peers and country men can live a life free of tyranny. He wants his people to live without fearing…

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    Violence In Gladiator

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    Colosseum. Violence perpetuated gender norms in the Roman Empire. This society was very patriarchal, misogynistic, and limited towards women. Women were not allowed to join the army, as seen at the beginning of the film. The only women travelling with the army were not there to battle. Lucilla, Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ daughter, was there, but only because her father sent for her and her brother Commodus. Women are absolutely not allowed to rule as Caesar. Case in point, Marcus Aurelius said…

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    the arena to meet him. Maximus is disgusted by Commodus and refuses to speak with him and turns his back. Outraged, Commodus forces Maximus to reveal himself and is shocked and angry to find that Maximus is still alive. Commodu orders one of the guards to kill Maximus but the crowd disapproves. Wanting to keep in favor with the people of Rome, Commodus concedes. Maximus’ next tournament is against a previously undefeated gladiator. The odds seem to be stacked against him but he ends up winning.…

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    afterlife. The most glaring of all the topics depicted in the movie is the role of women in the Roman society. Firstly, the movie does not even come close to passing the Bechdel test; a test that the only requirement for passing is there are two, named female characters who speak to each other on any topic other than men. The movie only has two female characters, one of which is never named except for “Maximus’ Wife”, which is how she is named in the credits. Lucilla, Commodus’ sister, is…

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    Gladiator's Commodus

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    Commodus’s death, too, is presented erroneously. Commodus and Maximus duel in the arena; Commodus is stabbed in the throat, and he dies. Though Commodus did fight in the arena, it was not the place of his death. Rather, he was choked in a bathtub by his gladiatorial mentor, Narcissus; a plot devised by his sister Lucilla. There is no historical character who is Maximus; we just made him up (Gladiator: The True Story, 2011). So stated Gladiator’s writer and producer, David Franzoni. Maximus…

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    Maximus rushed home to find his wife and son hanging in their yard. Maximus becomes enraged and wants Commodus to pay for what he had done. Maximus then passes out from the injuries he suffered during his escape. When he wakes up, Maximus is tied down and being taken to a slave trading area. Maximus is bought by a famous slave owner, Proximo, who trains his slaves to be gladiators. Maximus is one of the strongest gladiators Proximo owns. So, Proximo sends Maximus and some of his followers to…

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    This is until he meets his future wife Lucilla Smith. Smith and Jones end up having three kids but again despair is near Jones. One day Lucilla’s master end up moving so Lucilla and the kids had gone with their master which was not Joneses. This is one of Joneses lowest moments and contemplates death as a answer. Luckily Jones decided not to and he started saving up money to buy his wife and kids. Jones started to save money in a box he kept buried until he saved almost enough money with some…

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    Becoming a prisoner of a slave trader, Maximus is sold as a gladiator. So much to say as a beast for the slaughterhouse. But, in the hell of the arena, he fights like a barbaric god and soon challenges another, Commodus ... Around these characters, Gladiator makes his Russian salad of Roman history, like a peplum Classic. These include The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), by Anthony Mann, where Marcus Aurelius was already killed by Commodus, for having preferred a certain Livius, who did not…

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    wound while fighting an unfair fight. Even if Maximus didn’t follow some of Aristotle’s prestigious rules, I strongly still believe he is a tragic hero. Throughout the movie, Maximus has shown and developed qualities of a tragic hero. He showed signs of nobleness, hamartia,peripeteia and a fate greater than what he deserved.. However, Maximus doesn’t experience anagnorisis which is realising that his peripeteia was his own fault. As a result of this Maximum is more of a modern day hero and fits…

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    Gladiator Essay

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    sense why these two got along well. One thing that should be noted is that while many Romans and Christians believed in the afterlife, stoics usually did not. This was not like his character in the film. Marcus Aurelius was a true emperor from 161 to 180 AD as well as a stoic philosopher. He was remembered as a proficient ruler and really did engage in battles as portrayed in the film. In the film they called him my lord and sire and that is totally a disregard of time in what he would have…

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