Conflicting Perspectives In Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'

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Conflicting Perspectives Upon deeper examination of a text, the audience becomes aware of conflicting perspectives throughout many aspects of any texts. By presenting a subjective perspective, the manner an audience perceives an event, situation or personality can be shaped to evoke a fervently impassioned response in the audience. Using a variety of techniques and emotive representation, the composer establishes an empathetic and compassionate response with the audience by conveying a sense of integrity and authenticity, greatly impacting their beliefs, fears and desires. These concepts are shown in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare published in 1623, President George W. Bush’s speech concerning the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and the poems, Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes. Shakespeare keys into the senses of the audience by creating characters that have in-depth personalities. The use of doing to makes it possible for the audience to make a connection with the characters and to understand their perspectives on the event, in this case being…show more content…
In the play, Brutus and Antony are the major contributors on the battle of honour, both using it is as a ploy to gain the support of the people of Rome and to accentuate their own honourable qualities. The funerary speeches are the point in the play where the audiences view is altered to be seen more from Antony’s point of view. Brutus initiates his speech utilising humility, intimacy and emotive language as key concepts to persuade his audience regarding the justification of Caesar’s assassination, where as Antony instantly uses flattery, moving into sarcasm and rhetorical question to sway the Roman crowd and audience into believing that Brutus’ acts were not done out of honour – an act which within itself is

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