Conflicting Perspectives Julius Caesar and the Social Network Essay

1359 WordsAug 19, 20126 Pages
Conflicting perspectives are created to present differing opinions. How have conflicting perspectives been explored in Julius Caesar and The Social Network? Conflicting perspectives are the differing opinions of two or more persons that can result in arguments or other disagreements. This is evident in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar through use of metaphor, irony and the character Brutus. The use of conflicting perspectives is just as effective in showing differing opinions in the film The Social Network directed by Peter Fincher through the technique of parallelism and the character Sean parker. Firstly, Metaphor is used to present conflicting perspectives in Julius Caesar particularly between the Tribunes and the commoners In Act 1, scene 1. We see the commoners celebrating and we can hear their carefree attitude through play on words; "cobbler", and this is then contrasted with the use of metaphor by the Tribunes. It begins as a class distinction "you blocks, you stones, you more than senseless things" in order to present the fact that the Tribunes are higher in status and think lowly of the commoners. It contrasts the language quality between the two types of characters and thus presents this class distinction. Metaphor is then used again when they speak of Caesar presenting the first and biggest conflicting perspective of the play, "who else would soar above the view of men and leave us all in servile fearfulness." This compares Caesar to a large bird and captures the view of the Tribunes apposing Caesar and fearing his power. This presents a conflicting perspective to the commoners whose playful attitude shows they support Caesar. The tribunes use metaphor to dramatically and effectively present their perspective of Julius Caesar and his power and how they fear he will make them slaves. It also shows the contrast of the classes and their conflicting
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