Julius Caesar III Analysis

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Hindsight is 20/20, as the saying goes, and in the case of the conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar and, the Swedish despot, Gustav III, they are clearly a testament to the proverb, as history details. To clarify, both the Roman de facto dictator, Julius Caesar and the odd-defying, Swedish king, Gustav III were so alike in their reigns to even their assassinations, in which the intriguers were alike from their character to even the folly of their acts. Only far after can the assassins see, through somewhat of a historian's perspective, the error of their short-sight; which, through comparing and contrasting, will provide an excellent scope to view the unfolding of the events surrounding these monarchs deaths. Namely, there is …show more content…

In actuality, he is a terrific leader alike that of Gustav, as obtaining the newly found position of dictator is no easy task, but certainly, his risky actions and seemingly oblivious moves are the damning causes of his death. Evidence points that Caesar is to be completely all-powerful at some point with no contending factions, but in so he took bungling actions like assuming safety among the unrest of his gaining of power, which thereafter, creates conspiracy in fickle people to even the senator, friend, and killer, Brutus (Shakespeare). Contrary to Caesar, Gustav is to possess some minor character flaws, like his extravagant spending, but in the situations at his hands with fighting in Russia to strengthening turbulent relations with his empire, he certainly took the game of leadership intelligently and strategically. Even more so is Gustav different, as the world, seemingly, is always fighting against him at every turn, as through his whole 21 year rule, he is always going through some tribulation and, somehow, coming out safe. Situations like war between the massive Russia with a somewhat traitorous army and even reforms that constantly are to strengthen a Sweden that at one time, is subsidizing itself to other nations, is nothing less than remarkable. Meanwhile, Caesar is to die after a short reign by what is a …show more content…

No doubt were they large examples of fantastic rulers succumbing to a despairing situation in which only with time could those involving the deaths and reigns see. Therein can one be anticipating the why of their assassinations, as viewable through many perspectives as with the ideas of democracy threading through their times or even the rulers systematic errors of entering power through force. Easily connecting to the why, there was the who of the conspirators in which their class is drawn to be similar along with the intentions and results to follow. Nevertheless, one must not forget the contrasting forces of their situations and how both are dealing with their issues; which, contrary to common thought, end in the same destiny not by fate, but Caesar’s poor decision making. Thoroughly examining the two, one can say that both Caesar and Gustav are extremely similar; meanwhile, providing a backdrop for one's understanding of the intricacy of politics and what efforts are made to simultaneously defend a power and sustain a peace, not forgetting wherein their follies

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