When people do things to accomplish what they believe in, they would say that it is the right thing to do. But this isn't always true. Just because you think something is right doesn’t mean that it is. There are plenty of things people have done, such as striking at work or picketing at an event, that are acceptable. When an act of violence takes place, it becomes wrong and sometimes illegal. But to some people, it’s the only way to get their point across. Only in some very rare cases is it acceptable to use violence to accomplish a goal.
There are many things that can happen at a protest that could go wrong. The protesters could be disturbing the peace, blocking a fire exit, or be on private property. But the biggest one is violence. Once a protest gets out of hand and becomes a riot, innocent people could get hurt. Once violence is displayed, people begin to take the problem seriously in two ways; the first being the safety of others and the other being that the protesters means business.
In the play Julius Caesar, the Conspirators ganged up on Caesar and killed him for the good of Rome. If you were to put that into modern terms, that would be like killing the President of the United States for being a bad president. In most, if not all peoples eyes, that is the very worst thing that should happen to someone. Most problems can be solved in a non-violent way, such as kicking the president, or for the play's sake, Caesar out of office.
In some very rare cases, violence is needed in stripping someone of their power. For example, there was absolutely no way anyone could stop Osama Bin Laden unless he was physically taken down. But in the play, Antony had pointed out that Caesar had declined the crown three different times, and that he was not power hungry like today's dictators. So there really wasn’t an explainable reason why the Conspirators murdered Caesar, except that they thought it was the right thing to do.
...Shakespeare's "JuliusCaesar". Power is obtained much easier than it is kept. "Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!" The conspirators celebrate the death of Caesar, because they b...
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...alize how much power is beneficial and how much is dangerous. Loyalty helps one's cause immensely, yet one must not take the loyalty of his followers to the extreme. Trust is one of the most important assets a man can have, he must be careful, and not take it for granted. Man must always be prepared for these times when a decision must be made, because, as seen in Shakespeare's "JuliusCaesar", one irrational decision can be man's last.
Making the right decisions is an ongoing struggle for man, because making decisions is never easy, and the wrong decision can lead to endless perils. Decisions must be made when dealing with power, loyalty, and trust. Yet, unlike other decisions, ones that are about these three fields are the most important, due to the risk involved, and because of the consequences that might follow.
Power- power is the complete domination of others, and since all men want to dominate those around them, power is valued as one of the most important possessions. Power is highly sought after, thus the correct decisions must be made to obtain it, and this is clearly proven by Shakespeare's "JuliusCaesar". Power is obtained much...
...play “JuliusCaesar” and the drowning death of Tina Watson on an Australian honeymoon trip that turned into a legal and media storm on several continents.
William Shakespeare’s play “JuliusCaesar” is a tragedy, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator JuliusCaesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators. Although the title of the play is JuliusCaesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism, and friendship.
Tina Watson, a 26-year-old American died while scuba diving on her honeymoon in Queensland on the 22nd October 2003. She had been married to Gabe Watson for 11 days. He was subsequently imprisoned for her manslaughter. There's more opinion in Australia than America that a miscarriage of justice was done to Gabe Watson in what the tabloids have called the "Honeymoon Murder." A feature on the death of Tina Watson was broadcast in a 90-minute account that aired on Dateline NBC on 19 May 2008. An examination of Tina Watson's death and Gabe Watson's subsequent trial and appeal was published by The Age on 17 July 2010.
...In the play JULIUSCAESAR Brutus is the most noble character. He stands up for what he believes in, risks his life for Rome, and doesn't seem to be concerned with personal gain. Yet for all of Brutus's good qualities, his troubles stem from his decision to murder a man and his misjudgment about the consequences. Brutus's honor convinces him that they shouldn't dispose of Antony when the other men want to, and his trust in Antony's honor leads him to believe Antony's funeral speech will not be an invitation to riot. His final words are most telling – he doesn't die just to avenge Caesar, but instead leaves a complicated legacy: "Caesar, now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will." This acknowledges the debt Brutus owes to Caesar, and it admits that Brutus sees some of his own failings too – leading him to embrace his own death. It's not that Brutus didn't willingly kill Caesar. He's as committed to his own death now as he was to Caesar's then. Brutus commits an act of self-sacrifice with no pride or self-pity. He's humble about what he's done (both good and bad) and quietly accepting of his own fate.
Brutus is a good friend of Caesar, who believes highly in his principles. His principles somewhat control how he behaves. He is influenced by ideas, instead of what other people think. In the play JuliusCaesar, Brutus becomes the most...
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Domination with Reason
Descartes once stated that humans were superior to animals due to their ability to reason. Reason – the “universal instrument” – is what allows Man to triumph over nature. While all men are capable of reason, few men possess the ability to use reason to define their roles in society and determine their fates. Marcus Brutus from the play JuliusCaesar, by William Shakespeare, is one such man. Brutus uses his rationale and logical reasoning to surpass challenges and conflicts throughout the story. Brutus ultimately ends his own life, but not before taking the life of JuliusCaesar, the title character of the play. It is this determination of fates that makes Brutus the driving force of the play, and the underlying main character of the story. While Caesar and Brutus are both prominent characters in JuliusCaesar, Brutus exhibits superiority over Caesar and influences the outcome of the play, leaving the reader the impression that he is the main character of the play.
In the beginning of the play, both Caesar and Brutus are portrayed as respectable and honorable leaders in the minds of the common people. Caesar’s nobility is best depicted in Antony’s speech, “I shall remember./ When Caesar says ‘Do this,’ it is...
...Study Guide for “The Tragedy of JuliusCaesar” by William Shakespeare
The following questions will help you to prepare for your eventual test over “JuliusCaesar”. While I will not be collecting this, it is on you to make sure that you are answering the questions as we go. Your test will be taken directly from this study guide.
1) Judging from the events in Act I, the political mood and behavior of the Romans are best described how?
2) When we first see Brutus, he appears to be ________________________.
3) Which line from Act I foreshadows what will happen to Caesar?
4) “Truly, sir… I am but, as you would say, a cobbler” is an example of what literary device?
5) Cassius states, “Men at some time are masters of their fates: / The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Based on this, what can you infer about Cassius?
6) The crowd shouts three times for what?
7) Who are the most loyal supporters of Caesar in Act I?
8) At the end of Scene 2, what does Cassius plan?
9) In Scene 3, Shakespeare uses a violent storm and other unusual natural events to suggest something. What is he suggesting?
10) In Scene 3, Cicero says to Casca, “this disturbed sky / Is not to walk in.” Other than the weather, Cicero is referring to the fact that he __________________
11) What is included in the exposition of Act I?
12) Who is the...
For my biography paper I chose the powerful historical figure, JuliusCaesar. I acquired the book “JuliusCaesar” by Philip Freeman, which seemed like a good selection based off of reviews.
The strengths of this book, which have a couple, but I would have to say that the best strength would be that of the true linear timeline of Caesar’s life. Laid out from around teenage at the beginning, up until the fall of the great Caesar onto the Senate’s floor where he had died. The book really tried to portray Caesar as a man of the people, also telling of his rise from the Subura to eventual dictator of one of the greatest states of history. One of the weaknesses of the book was, maybe more opinion based, that it was pretty dry reading for about the first third of the book, which made for turning the page at times difficult.
The author, Philip Freeman, did have a firm grasp on the life of Caesar. The book really went into the life of Julius, even delving into the thoughts of the clever leader. Freeman had also portrayed a great picture in the life and times of the great Caesar.
The author’s writing style was fluid, especially well during the years of conflict in the book, but as mentioned before the setup of the early years of Caesar’s life was a little drawn out. I do...
Brutus vs. Antony
In Shakespeare’s, JuliusCaesar, Cassius states that he wishes Brutus could see himself as others see him, so then Brutus would realize how honored and respected he is. Cassius wants Caesar out of any power that he holds so he talks Brutus into killing Caesar. At first Brutus is hesitant towards the idea but after Cassius persuades him, Brutus decides to kill Caesar along with the other conspirators. The men agree that they need to get Caesar out of his home to kill him. They decide to lure him to the Senate. Caesar’s wife begs him not to go but Caesar does not listen to her. When Caesar arrives to the Senate, he talks to the conspirators as they are all bowing at his feet. Then, one by one, they stab Caesar. When Antony sees Caesar dead, he asks why they did it. Brutus replies that he will explain their purpose at his funeral. Antony asks to be allowed to speak over the body as well and Brutus grants him permission. Little does Brutus know that Antony’s speech will turn around and bit Brutus in the butt. At the funeral, Brutus and Antony give their speeches but Antony’s speech is better than Brutus’ speech only because he uses sarcasm.
Brutus’ speech is more formal and directed towards the Roman people. In the introduction of his speech, he starts with “Romans, countrymen, and lovers, bear me for...
Many things can be said about great men. You never can tell exactly just
what makes a man great. Looks, personality, a strong mind, these are all
good qualities to look for in a man. Speaking as a woman, I know women
look for all these qualities and then some. Does he have a good job? A fine
house? Good credit? Many of these questions plague the minds of women
today. Whether you are looking for a life partner, a friend, or a lover, these
questions will arise. Sometimes from you, but mainly from those around
you. Needless to say, we are all looking for greatness. In one form or
another. On July 13 100 B.C. a great man was born. Gaius JuliusCaesar
walked the face of this earth for 56 years. Some called him a tyrant, a foe,
an adversary. Others named him a loyal friend and confidant. I, on the
other hand, simply call him great. Journey with me through the life of this
great man. We will walk together through his birth and family, his rise to
power, and finally the betrayal that cost him his life. After this, we will
meet back here. We will then reflect on the ups, the downs, the sorrows,
and the pains of which Caesar would have called his life. As we walk down
this road together, you will be awed, challenged and inspired. Come, let's
go. The journey has already begun....
A Star is Born
A light shined ever so brightly on the thirteenth day of July 100 B.C....