Caesar’s relationships between prominent Romans and the Senate were a result of the tension between the populares and the optimates: while individuals such as Caesar sought mutually beneficial political alliances to fulfil their own ambitions, the optimates resisted the undermining of the established Republican system of government. Caesar’s political alliances were a method of gain for all involved individuals, however to usurp absolute power, these relationships were necessarily temporary and unstable in nature. Following the dictatorship of Sulla (82 BC), the Senate were especially wary of the accumulation of power by an individual, causing Caesar’s relationship with the Senate to become increasingly tense as his political and military
William Shakespeare was born in 1564, only a little while after the start of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. As such he lived in a time of civil unrest later in his life because of the ruler being a woman, being childless and not naming an heir to the throne. Therefore Shakespeare used his tragedy Julius Caesar and the Roman politics in the play in order to reflect those of his day. Namely that even the government needs the support of its people, that advice given to political leaders should be taken into consideration, the consequences of rebellion, and the need for an heir.
In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting current politics with the politics described in Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. First, politics are similar because they both involve persuading people to elect certain representatives. In today's elections the candidates produce ads for voters to view, alike in Julius Caesar the candidates delivered persuasive speeches to increase their chances of defeating their opponent. On the other hand, they are different because in Shakespeare's play women did not have a role in government. Whereas in current politics, women are pursuing government positions and are able to voice their opinion during elections. Lastly, politics are different because in the play the conspirators assassinated Caesar
Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, and the other Senators held the power to do things others could not. With this authority came their ability to use poor judgement. In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar the theme Power Corrupts is arrayed thoroughly. Murder, treason, and ethical/moral corruption were three prevalent themes that proved the overall topic of Power Corrupts.
Conflicting perspectives are the direct result of bias or self-interest as people are always quick to enforce the correctness of their perspective over those of others, by contrasting their perspectives with others, they seek to advantage their own point of view opposed to the viewpoints of others. Conflicting perspectives are caused by bias, or prejudice, and self-interest from a person, event or situation that is encountered. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Philadelphia (1993), written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme, are both prime examples of when bias and self-interest lead to conflicting perspectives in society. More than anything else, conflicting perspectives are the immediate result of bias or self-interest
Julius Caesar was a Roman General, Statesman and Politician that lived long ago. He was born on July 13 100BC and lived until March 15 44BC. Julius was born unto a wealthy family. He was well off and he had the right education. The Caesars were a senatorial and patrician family, and Julius was a nephew of another famous Roman General, Marius. Julius had started his politic and military career and it was successful. He used his power by defending rights of the people. In his ruling, he had permitted tenants to pay no rent for one year, he had also helped to diminish debt of the people that satisfied both the lenders and borrowers. He also handled unemployment in Rome little by little by giving the poor a fresh start in Rome’s
Is it acceptable for a citizen to be against the government? Some people believe it is their duty not to support an unfair government, and they must not be afraid to do it. Therefore, there are times when cruel leaders have to be overtaken.
Mahatma Gandhi once said “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” This quote illustrates the idea that man must live longer with his conscience than with a simple decision made in a courtroom. The distinction between right and wrong must be derived from one’s morals, not the rulings of the state. This concept of conscience conquering law can be applied to works of literature such as the Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone and Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men.
As stated by Thomas Jefferson, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” Individuals rival this statement by allowing for the influence of their political obsessions to supercede their feelings over personal relationships. Politics, while being vital to the way one lives, can bring about the end of ties between two people that were once great and thought to be unending. Often times, an individual finds his or herself in a scenario in which they let their personal opinions overcome their common sense, thus allowing for the close ties in a relationship to be tested. William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, exhibits that politics can negatively affect personal lives and ruin relationships through selfishness and disagreement.
Caesar was a great emperor and he was treasured in Rome. He was a dictator for life, and was the one and only Roman leader to invade and conquer England! He was one of the most powerful leaders in Rome’s history! He was a leader the people and citizens Rome will never forget.
Caesar was born on July 12-13 100 BC in Rome. He grew up with a patrician family. Soon Caesar married Cornelia, and later on joined the military. After the military, he returned to Rome to began his career in politics as a prosecuting advocate. He relocated to Rhode's to study philosophy, but during the traveling, he was abducted by pirates.Caesar convinced the pirates to let him return home where he organized a naval force to attach one execute the pirates that had captured him. Caesar wife had passed away, and two years later he married his distant relative Pompeia. In 60-61 BC he served as governor of the Roman province of Spain, also in 68-69 BC he was elected as quaestor and also served in many other key government positions under Pompey.
Julius Caesar was was a powerful person and leader. He was born on 100 BC and died 44 BC. Out of all the things he did, he was best known for being dictator of Rome and putting an end to the Roman Republic. Subura, Rome was where Julius Caesar was born in and his family an aristocratic family that had bloodline back to the founding of Rome. At the age six, he started his education. A private tutor taught Julius Caesar, and he learned how to read and write.
Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Various people acknowledge and accept what their friends and peers assume to be correct, but is this always the right policy? Those who have a close relation with others usually follow in their footsteps, even if it is an illegal or dangerous activity. Therefore, being a good citizen is more important than friendship. Friendships always come and go, but being a good citizen should always be a main priority in a person’s life. Also, being a good citizen has more beneficial benefits to society. Lastly, being a good citizen makes a person feel good on the inside and on the outside.
Personalities, events or situations often elicit conflicting perspectives. To what extent has textual form shaped your understanding of conflicting perspectives.
Gaius Julius Caesar was a military commander, a Roman consul, and Dictator of Ancient Rome. His military victories, cult of personality, and influence on Roman life brought him respect in Rome. Cicero, an orator of the era, confirmed Cesar’s accounts of his role during the civil war. In representing his own role in the Roman Civil War, Julius Caesar sketches a picture of his influence on his contemporaries that rings true when compared to Cicero's documentation of the same period. Though Caesar praises himself while Cicero scorns him, a consistent picture of Caesar's influence emerges from a close reading of the two authors: he instilled fear in the hearts of Roman Senators and inspired loyalty in Roman Citizens.