Comparison Of Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar Comparison People have a major influence on the behaviors of others. The effects of constant spotlight in the puclic eye are seen through celebrities. With the limelight on a person, and the threat of always being watched, pressures can influence the actions of another. Arguably in Julius Caesar, Caesar is put on a pedistole as the leader. He is expected to be strong, courageous, and powerful, and yet consistently embodying that in his actions. These unrealistic standards are insurmountable. Therefore, in his private life, he is bound to relinguish these responsiblities in a vast manor. For Brutus, on the other hand, his power as a member of the Senate is relatively minimum in comparison, so his private and public life are…show more content…
When his wife picks up on the fluctuation in his behavior over the past few days, she becomes disillusioned and begs him to tell her what is concealing. She even goes as far as “giving [herself] a vulentary wound” (37) to prove her loyalty to him. Continuing her pursuit to discover Brutus’s hidden agenda, she states, “Can I bear that with patience And not my husband’s secrets?” (37). In fear of the consequences to sharing his secret, he appears to embraces his wife with the empty promise of “...partaking The secrets of my heart. All my engagements I will construe to thee” (37). Junius uses his common sense of what is expected of him, and grandly gestures to confide in his wife, even though he has no intention of doing so. Whether Junius Brutus is in public or in private, his actions are identical. Contrarily to Junius, Caesar is his own polar opposite when it pertains to his public and private life. Publically, Julius Caesar intentionally appears fearless, confidant, and unstoppable. Early on Caesar states valiantly, “I rather tell thee what is to be fear’d Than what I fear, for always I am Caesar” (20). In public Julius has a certain image to maintain, for he is a leader in Rome. He can not be seen as weak to his people. He uses overconfidence to secure his role in society. In a private setting, Caesar lets his guard down. When talking to his wife, Calpurnia worridly shared her
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