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Final essay - 1 Ms Parnell CA 102H 12 December 2007 Final...

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1 -1 Ms. Parnell CA 102H 12 December 2007 Final Oftentimes, we view Shakespeare’s history plays as boring or irrelevant. During our high school years, we often instead study the tragedies and occasionally add a comedy to demonstrate that Shakespeare did have a sense of happy endings. Julius Caesar , duly categorized as a history play and a tragedy, is the exception to that rule. Though many members of our class were already familiar with the play due to high school English courses, we saw its usefulness through a new lens as we examined the characters as an example of leadership. Because of its strong emphasis on characterizations, Julius Caesar was a very useful text for this semester’s focus on leadership. Until Caesar’s death, there are three major characters who each show different strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Caesar is mighty and is able to appeal to the people, yet his downfall is his pride and there is constant discussion about his ambitious nature. Brutus is described as noble throughout the play, but his divided mind causes him as well to be a tragic character. Though Cassius is arguably the character who most fulfills his
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