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  • Similarities Between Julius Caesar And Plutarch

    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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  • Music Lives Taylor Tranberg Analysis

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Romulus And Remus And The Similarities Between The Story Of Cain And Abel

    Founding of Morality and Marble Everything has a beginning, and with every beginning a narrative must always go along with it. Founding stories are tales of how things came to be, they can be extravagant, tragic and even mythical in nature. Two well-known stories which are often paired together due to their similar nature are the tales of Cain and Abel from the book of Genesis and Livy’s Romulus and Remus. The resolutions in these stories had outcomes which established ideologies on sacrificial…

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  • Theme Of Speech In Julius Caesar

    Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony shows and undying love for Caesar. In this drama, written by William Shakespeare, the story of the assassination of Julius is told, and Antony is, without doubt, Caesar’s most loyal and dedicated admirer. Even after Caesar dies, he is able to carry his legacy on through a powerful and moving speech during his future. As Antony delivers his speech, it is blatantly obvious that he is angered by Caesar’s death and feels great contempt for the…

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  • Similarities Between Alexander The Great And Julius Caesar

    Two of the greatest leader known to man who conquered all that they say before themselves. Julius Caesar the man who single handedly brought fear to hearts of any who dared oppose him and nearly conquered the world and Alexander the Great the man who conquered most of the known world. They are both major historical figure and brilliant tactical masterminds. Alexander and Julius are easily the most influential figures before the time of christ. Alexander the Great and Julius were both…

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  • The Tragic Character Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    “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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  • Understanding Marc Antony's Funeral Oration In Julius Caesar

    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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