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would Juluis caesar be a good king

By joelstorm9 Dec 04, 2013 496 Words
Would Julius Caesar be a good king?

Julius Caesar takes place in ancient Rome in 44 B.C. He was never technically king, but he came

close to having the powers of a king, but he got killed before he could become one. He is very

arrogant throughout the story while he is still alive. He is pretty stubborn while being pretty

manipulative just like almost every character in the play. I don’t feel like he will be a good king

just because of his arrogance. He also had his good qualities like being a military mastermind.

Caesar shows us his

arrogance throughout the play. For example in Act 1 Scene 2 he says “Such men as he be never

at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves, and therefore are they very

dangerous. I rather tell thee what is to be fear'd than what I fear, for always I am Caesar”

. In this quote we can see that is Caesar unashamed of how arrogant he is being. This arrogance

would cause him to do other errors like he did later in the story like ignoring his wife’s dream

He was great ruler because he led Rome in the right direction, but by

doing so, in the process he was an arrogant and selfish ruler. He was great for Rome as a ruler

but not for the people. Just like Brutus said in Act 2 Scene 1 “And therefore think him as a

serpent's egg which, hatch'd, would, as his kind, grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell.”

Here Brutus is comparing Caesar to a “Serpent’s Egg” that is should be destroyed before it

hatches and becomes dangerous if he becomes king. They are not afraid of him because he is a

tyrant but will become one if he becomes the king of Rome.

In the book Julius Caesar manipulation seems like a varsity

sport. In Act 2 Scene 1 Caesar really deceives the Romans. He is putting a show and refusing

that he doesn’t want the crown, even though he would secretly love it deep inside. He thinks that

refusal to the crown in front of the public is a smart political tactic to get people to love him and

think he less ambitious or for lack of better word desperate. This is also a form of reverse

phycology as Caesar is using it to make the crowd like him and even consider making him king

as he is not greedy and hungry for it.

In conclusion Caesar would be a great king for Rome but not for the

Romans. He is a genius in warfare but is very arrogant which cost him his life. If he was king his

arrogance would definitely be his downfall. And the romans would find out that he was

manipulating them, it was just a matter of time. He would be a very good war chief of be a ruler

with Pompey but not a king all by himself.

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