Maximus Decimus Meridius

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  • Not Giving Up In A Knight's Tale

    He gains fame throughout the games, and despite not wanting to compete, he uses his newfound power to try to overthrow the corrupt emperor. He doesn’t give up, much like William, as they both are born a certain way and they change their stars despite all odds. The theme not giving up is shown with this quote: “Today i saw a slave become more powerful than the emperor of Rome”. The director was showing, again, that we don’t have to follow the path we were born into. This quote was said by Lucilla, the previous emperor’s daughter. It is also shown during Maximus’s final battle against the emperor, when he says “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the armies of the north , General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius, Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the…

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  • The Theme Of Death, Revenge, And Madness In Hamlet

    William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, is a tragic story about the struggles of a prince named Hamlet who seeks to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet is so determined to sabotage his uncle, who has taken his father’s crown and is responsible for the crime, that Hamlet himself increasingly becomes insane. Family bonds and friendships are broken as death begins to claim their loved ones and vengeance becomes the primary mindset of the characters. As the play progresses, three prominent themes of…

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  • Essay On Greek Influence On The Romans

    between mankind, and the forces that were believed to control people’s existence and well-being. Due to the influence of Greek colonies in southern Italy, the Romans adopted some of the Greek gods into their religion. This adaptation resulted in these newly adopted Roman gods to have human characteristics, such as jealousy, love, and hate. The Roman religion focused on worshiping gods and goddesses, such as Juno, patron goddess of women, Minerva, the goddess of craftspeople, and Jupiter Optimus…

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  • Brutus Vs Antony Speech Essay

    Whether public speeches result from those such as Adolf Hitler or Martin Luther King, Jr., their remarkable ability to ignite the population persuades people to take up arms regardless of the cause. In the midst of Act III in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Antony both speak to the bewildered citizenry regarding Caesar’s demise. Resulting from a handful of conspirators assassinating him in the Senate, Caesar’s death sparks chaos which demands explanation. Thus, some individuals assert…

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  • The Event That Disturbs Brrutus Is The Crowning Of Brutus Act 1

    1. In Act 2, Scene 1, the upcoming event that disturbs Brutus is the crowning of Caesar. Brutus fears that if Caesar becomes king, this might cause him to obtain too much power. As stated by Brutus in Scene I, Line 11-13, he said, “I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general. He would be crowned. How that might change his nature, there’s the question.” Brutus cares about the Romans, and he cares more about Rome than Caesar. By giving Caesar the crown, the people of Rome are…

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  • Brutus's Attitude In Julius Caesar

    Act 2 Scene 1 in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar is a very important one. It is where Brutus reflects about tyranny, power and its nature, and Julius Caesar. He also receives an anonymous letter asking him to “Speak, Strike, Redress!” against Caesar for the good of Rome. Eventually he meets with the rest of the conspirators and they discuss Caesars assassination. The atmosphere in Act 2 Scene 1 is almost a little bit shifty and sly in comparison to the rest of the play. Brutus is…

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  • Compare And Contrast Brutus And Antony's Funeral Oration

    Many people gets backstab but Caesar gets backstabbed literally. People are always trying to steal the spotlight do not want to see accomplish anything. In the funeral oration that Brutus and Antony had was a settlement about how they felt about the situation. In Antony’s and Brutus speeches from Julius Caesar novel by William Shakespeare, they both used very persuasive language in the funeral orations. Although both speeches were phenomenal, Antony had used more persuasive language to attract…

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  • Julius Caesar Alan Berg Analysis

    Mark Twain once said, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”(Death Quotes, Brainy Quotes). Julius Caesar and Alan Berg both stared death in the face more than one time and eventually they both paid for it. Alan Berg and Julius Caesar were both very influential people with radical ideas that not everyone agreed with. The two men lived very different lifestyles and had very different views on the world but, both of the men’s radical…

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  • Marc Antony's Ethos In Julius Caesar

    “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him” (III.ii.72-73). After the ¬¬¬distressing assassination of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, two politicians, Marc Antony and Marcus Brutus, come to persuade the Roman crowd that their position on his death is the correct one. They each emphasize their positional differences by using rhetorical strategies that refer to logic, credibility, and emotional appeal. While Brutus may have stronger analytical…

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  • Why Was Julius Caesar Bad

    In Rome, eventually a lot of people if not the whole senate started to become angry because of the idea that the rule of Caesar was becoming something permanent. An idea was created to get rid of Caesar. This idea was created in hopes of restoring the government to the Senate. Those who came up with the idea had hope that with Caesar's death, government would be restored to its old republican form and all of the factors that had created a Caesar would go away. The idea grew stronger with Caesar…

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