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Power and Corruption

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Matt Dunn

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Power and Corruption

By: Matt Dunn Julius Caesar Explanation of Text: Connection to Text In the book, "A Separate Peace," Finny gains too much power in controlling his friends and Gene makes finny fall off the tree. Gene there for is corrupt. Shakespeare's Point Too Much
Power can
Lead to Major
Corruption. Passage Example: 1 (Act 1: Scene 2: Lines 58-60)
I have heard where many of the
best respect in Rome. (Except immortal Caesar). Analysis of Passage Many respect the people of Rome, No matter how much power they posses. Unlike this person who acts as if he is immortal. (Caesar is corrupt) Example 2: (Cassius:) Speaking of Brutus And groaning underneath this age's yoke, Have wish'd that noble Brutus had his eyes. (Brutus:) Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius, That you would have me seek into myself For that which is not in me? (Act 1: Scene 2: Line: 63-67) Analysis to Example 2: This states that Cassius is trying to persuade Brutus into joining this cause. Look deep into himself for what is needed. THE END IS HERE! Text example 3: Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar. (dies) (Act 3: Scene 1: Line 84-85) All the passage says is, "and you too, Brutus? In that case, die, Caesar. (he dies)" This shows that Caesar loved Brutus and trusted him, but Brutus was corrupt with the conspiracy. Connection to Self When I notice someone's being harsh to a friend or family member because they feel powerful, I take action. This makes my cause corrupt in some people's eyes. Connection to World In this video, a man was on a subway train and was attacked by a serial killer. There were police in the driver area of the train and he thought they would help, but they didn't. (He Survived.) This shows that you can't rely on ones power because it can be a corrupt system. The End
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