May 02, 2006

Bowers Academic Article

The part passage that presented me with the most amount of understanding of Bowers opinion of Caesar was on page 525, and a quote that read. “And yet the drama takes it audience inside Caesar’s complex youthful paternalism, a paternalism that integrates personality and power within a gamesphere where Caesar makes the rules and the only thing disallowed is losing.”

Bower stated “Shakespeare had some interest in stressing Octavius’s control and responsibility”, or why would he be a character in the play. Caesar’s plan was “win at all costs; losers die.” It is told in this article that the need for power and control was what everyone in the story was after. Bower stated that “power is exercised rather that possessed.” Power is rarely controlled by one main character in this story, which one may wonder and say that another character was powerful, not Caesar. Being powerful is doing more than just ordering people around, and thrwoing your money in their faces.

Posted by SarahLodzsun at May 2, 2006 04:40 PM
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