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Sometink about Shakespeare A) Question of Heir 1. JC, 1.2.8, talks about being barren, question of heir B) Troubles of the Mob 1. Don't want the Republic a) Offer JC the crown three times b) Kill Flavius and Marullus after they take the scarves off the Julius Caesar statues 2. Easily swayed a) Brutus can change what normal senators would do to highly offend the people with “His countenance, like richest alchemy,\Will change to virtue and to worthiness” b) Brutus can sway them with words to go from hating the murder to thinking it good and just and so they will “let him be Caesar” 3.2.49 i. Immediately after, Antony convinces them otherwise 3.2.140-50 c) Even after Antony tells them if he was Brutus he'd make them revolt to make up for the death, they still do it!!!!!!!!!!!! d) “With every minute you do change a mind\ And call him noble that was now your hate” C 1.1.179-80 also against flattery e) Easy for Brutus and Sicinius to raise them up against C after he refuses to show them his wounds 3. Impossible to completely controlling a) “The many-headed multitude” 2.3.15 i. “This many-headed monster, the people!” pg 40 b) “Bid them home” “Bid them all one” “Dismiss them home”, B+S having hard time controlling the unwieldy mob. C 4.2 c) After Coriolanus threatens the city, they seek to Sicinius and Brutus to “give him death by inches” 5.4.48 d) “The people will remain uncertain whilst\ Twixt you there's difference, but the fall of either\Makes the survivor heir of all” C 5.6.16-8 4. In Shakespeare's time a) 1595 Southwark riot by apprentices b) Water down beer from famine in 1598 famine 2.1.46 c) English food riots in the countryside in 1607 d) Spanish Armada is similar to the near defeat of Rome 5. No good comes out of mob violence “But it proceeds or comes from them to you\ And no way from yourselves” C 1.1.151-1 a) Whole point of rebelling is to curb the will of the nobility which will lead to those who “cannot rule” getting in charge 3.1.42 b) Allowing even the tribunes “break ope the locks o'th' Senate and bring in \ The crows to peck the eagles” 3.1.140-1 which is a slippery slope! i. Instead need to cut the head off the snake before it worsens! c) They banish C, they're best defense, in “the name o'th' people,” C 3.3.100 6. Can't ignore them! a) C does this- “loves not the common people”- and it leads to his downfall C 2.2.5-6 b) He “love them as they weigh” 2.2.71 c) Doesn't want to sway them with his wounds, but he still needs to appease them! d) Thinks the virtues priests teach are lost upon them “I would they would forget me like the virtues\ Which our divines lose by 'em” C 3.2.55-6 e) Goes further to say he's more virtuous by not loving them! f) He refuses cause they didn't deserve the corn since they didn't immediately stand up to fight, but he needs to learn that appeasement keeps government in control g) Caesar in the Roman Actor does this too! - “Can we descend so far beneath ourself/As or to court the people's love, or fear/Their worst of hate?” pg 40
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7. They are the underfiends C 4.5.93 C) Abuse of Power and Its corruption and self-promotion?
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