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    Julius Caesar lived long ago but was able to make his mark in history because of the writings of Plutarch and Shakespeare. Plutarch wrote about Caesar using knowledge passed down from past generations, strictly stating what he knew to be the facts. He did not write it as a story to entertain people, rather to inform them on the great Julius Caesar. Shakespeare, on the other hand, wrote his plays to entertain people. Shakespeare based his play off of Plutarch writing while adding his own touch to make the play interesting. He used creative license to fill in the holes and embellish the story. The events in Plutarch 's writing are very similar to Shakespeare 's play, however; the way Mark Antony is portrayed is not as closely related in his writing. Shakespeare based many events off of Plutarch’s writing, following the same story line Plutarch gave. Antony gave his speech, not intending to persuade the audience until he realized his words were swaying their opinions. In the Life of Brutus Plutarch writes,…

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    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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    Ballard, Kim. “Rhetoric, Power and Persuasion in Julius Caesar.” British Library, British Library Board, www.bl.uk/. Accessed 5 Oct. 2016. “Rhetoric, Power, and Persuasion in Julius Caesar” written by Kim Ballard explains the importance of these three topics in Julius Caesar, one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Although the article only focuses on a single play, it does an excellent job explaining the rhetoric used by William Shakespeare. The article explains the background of William…

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    Machiavelli Vs Caesar

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    How does a comparison of Machiavelli's the Prince and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar reflect the way their social, cultural and historical contexts can influence their choice of language forms and features and the ideas, value and attitudes? Does the end justify the means? I am sure you all would have your own personal opinions in response to this perplexing question. Two composers in the Renaissance era also pondered upon the issue. Consequentialist Machiavelli in the political treatise The Prince…

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    “Men and Women in Search of Common Ground” Analysis An essential part of life consists of both genders, male and female, which is what Wendell Berry addresses in “Men and Women in Search of Common Ground.” In his essay Wendell Berry presents a biased argument, which is taken on by men and women as they search for common ground. Berry makes several points on how both men and women are in need of each other and the community, in order to function cohesively. Several qualities and situations that…

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    The lyric essay is a complex piece of literature to write and to read. Combining the facts of nonfiction and the art of poetry isn’t the easiest thing to understand. With facts being surrounded by figurative language, the reason the author is writing the lyric essay seems to get lost. The reader has to pick out the important parts of the quickly shifting topic to interpret the true message of the lyric essay. With all these elements considered, the essay “Music Lives” by Taylor Tranberg can…

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    The use of rhythm through iambic pentameter plays an important part in understanding Marc Antony’s funeral oration in Julius Caesar. Much of the speech is representative of Antony’s thought process and the rhythmic variations allow the audience to connect with his train of thought. Determining the meaning of these rhythmic variations can be done by examining the iambic pentameter. For instance in Speaking Shakespeare, Patsy Rodenburg discusses the importance of counting syllables in each line to…

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    Julius Caesar Final Essay Shakespeare is known to cover important statements on life in his plays and other works. In Julius Caesar he conveys various statements, one being that people always try to find the easiest way out of their problems. This can be observed in the reasons for why Cassius has Caesar killed, how the conspiracy wanted to just kill off Antony, and why Cassius had Pindorus kill him instead of taking his loses on the battle field like a man. However, it 's funny that none of…

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    “Julius Caesar” was a true story which had been dramatized. Shakespeare talked about Caesar, Brutus, Cassius and Mark Antony’s actions and real historical incidents. Julius Caesar had the ambition to become a king. Brutus, Cassius and their partners killed him because of that. After Antony’s speech, a civil war broke out between Brutus’s party and the country. With regard to the topic of who exactly was the protagonist of Julius Caesar, it was apparent that fierce debate existed. Brutus was the…

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    Sympathy In Julius Caesar

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    The play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, is written taking place with a very powerful and rogue ruler, Julius Caesar, and focuses on Brutus' struggle between the adverse demands of patriotism, honor, and friendship. Within the play, Shakespeare sympathizes with Caesar’s conspirators and is very much in favor of a democracy rather than one, powerful ruler as depicted in the play. And, as Shakespeare was writing this play, he was trying to convince the audience to…

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