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Corruption In Caesars Castle Essay

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The world contains million and millions of different leaders, but not every person is a true leader. To be a leader a person has to be balanced, brave, open-minded, and many other good characteristics. When a leader receives too much power he feels inferior, like nothing is better than them, as a result they tend to go crazy with power. This brings us to the point that “ power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (lord action 1887), this is seen in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, which was written during the Elizabethan era which was a period of time that is known as the golden age in English history, the play starts out with the rise of Caesar as a ruler with some people denying him as a leader, characters like Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Cinna, Metellus, Decius. Examples like Caesar, and Cassius from the play show the difference between absolute power and power, Absolute power leads to chaos then comes in the power to help out and carry on this can also be seen in history of Germany as Hitler was a dictator that got Germany into problems by absolutely corrupting the state of the country. Caesar, Brutus and Hitler are examples to evoke the quote made by lord action.


Caesar used absolute power as an advantage to get his needs and his wants out of Rome, and his goal was to be the best man of Rome, and staying a leader, which explicitly show that Caesar is making the people no longer have a say in the government. at the begging of Caesars rule his opposition was Pompey. On the other hand Caesar promised any things that appealed for the Romans which lead to his success as a leader, but Brutus sees that Caesar is getting popular among the people, which would mean that Caesar would get absolute power so Brutus got to the conclusion of killing Caesar and joining the conspirators. Brutus says “But for the general. He would be crown’d: ,How that might change his nature, there’s the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder/ and that craves wary walking. Crown him that; And then, I grant, we put a sting in him,/That at his will he may do danger with. Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power… / And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg /Which, hatch’d, would, as his kind, grow mischievous/ And kill him in the shell.” (Act 2, Scene I, lines 12–19; 32–34). Brutus is stating that after Caesar is crowned he will be like a snake, and relates him to a snakes egg, while this can also be seen as a biblical allusion as the snake relates to Satan or devil. Whereas the serpent tricks eve of eating an apple which god told her not to which led to taking the out from garden of Eden, so serpents are seen as filthy creatures than disobey and are un-loyal, Brutus relates Caesar to a serpents egg which has which hatched and grown worse and worse, therefore Brutus decides to “slew his best lover in the shell” (3:1:41), to save Caesar from himself as he gained the trust of the plebeians, which meant...

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