Antony’s level of sarcasm in his speech made it relevantly clear he believed the conspirators were at fault for Caesar’s death. Antony is a politician, he never picks a side, and He has a way of making every one believe they are right even if two different people think two different things. Antony is always wandering, never saying he loves Caesar or Brutus more. Antony declares “If Brutus so unkindly knock’d or no/ For Brutus as you know was Caesar’s angel” (III, ii, 178-179). He makes the plebeian’s think he loves Caesar, then switches sides and says he loves Brutus.
One of the important parts of this scene was the discussion of Caesar’s desire of power. People feared Caesar of being king because he could possibly be the ruthless dictator that disregards all of the people’s feelings but his own. Caesar knows that he was the power to be king but when the crown is handed to him he does not accept it. The crown was given to him 3 times and all 3 times he denied the crown. Brutus's tragic flaw was that he was too trusting.
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal, I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?” (Jul.3.2.l.1632-1641).This quotes shows one that Antony was very smart and persuasive when he gave his speech to the commoners with Caesar’s body next to him. From Antony being so persuasive Rome’s people were starting to turn against the conspirators for killing Caesar. Antony was very cunning for putting himself in that position by asking Brutus to speak because he wanted to do so he could change the minds of the Romans. Antony had very good relationship with Caesar.
This shows Caesar commanding side of him and takes away his freedom of choice. This surprisingly does not go for everybody after acknowledging his power hungry side of taking peoples freedom of choice. After all, his wife Calpurnia overpowers in this part of the play "The cause is in my will. I will not come. / That is enough to satisfy the senate.
This was important for Hitler’s rise to power as he gained huge population and support due to his impressive speeches. Hitler was also constantly on the ball with what he wanted to achieve and was ruthless and determined in getting it. This made him a strong central leader for Germany, just like the Kaiser who had been in power just 15 years earlier. This also helped Hitler in his rise as many people were still pining for a strong dictator and didn’t believe in a democratic government. Hitler was also very good at reorganising the Nazi Party from 1924 to
They all tried and failed. During this, Alexander keenly observed that the horse seemed to be afraid of its own shadow. Thus, when Alexander was given a chance, he easily tamed the horse; a feat that men much older than Alexander could not accomplish (188). On a similar note, at the age of fifteen, Caesar exhibited his daring nerves when he defied the dictator of Rome, Cornelius Sulla, by not divorcing his wife (Seutonius 1). At another time, Caesar showed courage by saving a fellow soldier’s life at the siege of Mytilene and thus earned the Civic
D’Annunzio exalts his virtues that can raise the country fortune, and makes him become the object of aesthetical admiration. The first example of superman in the English literature is Faustus, protagonist of the tragedy Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. Faustus and the other marlowian heroes are motivated by ‘The Will to the Power ‘. The typical marlowian hero wants to overcome every human limit but, unlike D’ Annunzio’s one, he does not aim at any aesthetic purpose; he only wants to satisfy his lust for power. The means to reach such condition can be the wealth, as in The Jew of Malta, an earthly crown, as in Tamburlaine the Great, or the knowledge without limits, as in Doctor Faustus.
Marcus increased social mobility by promoting army officers and civil administrators on merit and ability, rather than on birth and class. This had enormous effects on the empire because it placed qualified men to take important jobs, tearing down the previous social order but indefinitely improving Rome. A few years after his accession in 161 AD Marcus was plunged into warfare on the northern frontiers and led the campaigns himself. This courage won great appeal with the people of Rome and led the empire further towards greatness. His bravery and vision for the future makes him one of the best emperors of Rome.
The Evolution of Roman Engineering Engineering Management 302 Abstract “It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”- Julius Caesar. This quote by Julius Caesar adequately sums up the ideals of the Roman Empire and explains the mindset of the powerful during the time of Rome’s reign. Julius Caesar was one of the most successful and power emperors of Rome and was considered not only a power speaker and avenger for the people but and intellect and masterful conqueror. Behind his artful yet vivid years in power Caesar held firmly to the belief that honor and legacy were more important than death itself.
He is already a man distrusted by the conspirators for his friendship with Caesar. Brutus lets him speak at Caesar's funeral, but only after Brutus, a great orator in his own right, has spoken first to "show the reason of our Caesar's death." Brutus makes it clear that Antony may speak whatever good he wishes of Caesar so long as he speaks no ill of the conspirators. But Antony has two advantages over Brutus: his subterfuge and his chance to have the last word. It's safe to say that Antony makes the most of his opportunity.