Maximus Decimus Meridius

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  • Revenge In The Film Gladiator

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    contains the need for revenge; just like the many European literatures before its time. It also follows Aristotle’s guidelines of tragedy. The protagonist, Maximus, suffers from a thirst of revenge for the murderer of his family. As the audience watches this film they are taken through a roller coaster of emotion such as, sympathy for Maximus and fear for his defeat. In the film Gladiator, written by Ridley Scott, follows Aristotle’s guide to tragedy by depicting the protagonist's fatal flaw of vengefulness

  • Film Review Of The Movie Gladiator

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    with Germania. With General Maximus Decimus Meridius as Rome’s leading force they quickly wipe out the enemy. After the battle Emperor Marcus Aurelius calls Maximus to speak to him in private. Emperor Marcus tells Maximus that his son, Commodus, is unfit to rule and will appoint Maximus as regent to help save Rome from corruption. Soon later Commodus is told this by his father, Emperor Marcus, and in a murderous fit Commodus kills him. Commodus lies to his sister and Maximus saying the former Emperor

  • Liberal Humanistic Critique of Gladiator Essay

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    the fall and rise of the great Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius. The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, tells Maximus that he wishes that he become his successor, instead of his son, Commodus. Angry, Commodus, murders his own father, thus becoming the emperor, and sentences Maximus and his family to death. He escapes, but the Emperor’s men murder his family and burn his home. Slave traders, then capture him, and sell him into slavery. Maximus swears revenge, and must fight for his murdered

  • Maximus' Quest For Freedom

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    fall and rise of the great Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius. The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, tells Maximus that he wishes that he ( ) the emperor after his death, instead of his son, Commodus. Angry, Commodus, murders his own father, thus becoming the emperor, and sentences Maximus and his family to death. Maximus escapes, but the Emperor’s men murder his family and burn his home. Slave traders, capture Maximus, and sell him into slavery. Maximus must rise to the top once more, and enact

  • Gladiator Historical Accuracy

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    Nerva–Antonine dynasty. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and features big name actors such as Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and the late Richard Harris. In brief the story of Gladiator centers Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russel Crowe), a betrayed Roman General who is forced into becoming a gladiator. Maximus fights his way from a lowly arena on the outskirts of the empire, to the Colosseum at Rome with the goal of killing the emperor Commodus, avenging the murder of his family. In terms of their social

  • Free From Slavery

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    The position offer from the Emperor to Maximus showed that . Maximus sought for revenge against Commodus for the death of his family and for the late Marcus Aurelius. In order to achieve his goals, he came to Zucchabar, a Roman province, as a slave and a gladiator. This suggested that Maximus and Commodus represented the two different classes in a dominating society. Despite the defeat of Commodus and the return of Rome to its original state, Maximus died as a soldier, a gladiator, and a slave

  • Essay on Movie Review of "Gladiator" the Movie

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    TITLE: GLADIATOR PLOT: The story is about Maximus, one of the leading generals in the Roman army. He led the Romans to victory in a decisive battle with the Barbarians that ended a long war between them. This victory helped him gain trust and favour from the old Emperor Marcus Aurelius, which is now old and near his end. Emperor Aurelius wishes to appoint Maximus as the temporary leader of Rome, even though he has a son, Commodus. Commodus, being told by his father that he would not be the appointed

  • Gladiator Facts

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    was a well known gladiator before and during his time of Emperor. His father, Marcus Aurelius was a great philosopher as well as a military tactician. The main character is Maximus Decimus Meridius who is fictional character used in the film to create this all around hero type character. Furthermore, some even suggest Maximus is a character made from a mixture of a multitude of great warriors and gladiators of that time. Three

  • Gladiator Research Paper

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    movie (Gladiator) provides the viewer with a brilliant account of a successful Roman General, known as Maximus Decimus Meridius, played by Russell Crowe, which has just one aspiration. To end his current campaigns in Germany and return to his family in Rome, a place he rarely visits. Though things are not to be that simple for Maximus. The Emperor of Rome sits on his death bed and tells Maximus that he wishes for him to become the next emperor rather than his own son Commodus, played by Joaquin

  • Maximus as the Hero in Ridley Scott's Gladiator Essay

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    Maximus as the Hero in Ridley Scott's Gladiator Ridley Scott's gladiator recreates the entire world of ancient Rome in living glory on the screen. The shots of coliseum, intact and swarming with crowds of spectators are breath taking. The story has a classic three act structure, moving Maximus, Decimus and Meridius from warrior to slave to gladiator and each step is incredibly exciting. In addition, Scott stages half a dozen elaborate action sequences like there's no

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