Friday, May 9, 2008

Politics and Julius Caesar

I have really looked forward to teaching Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, this year given all the politics swirling around us. Barack Obama looks to be the next Democratic Nominee. Is he? Should he be? And to have a woman, Mrs. Clinton, in the running, as powerful as she is, is encouraging. John McCain is also very interesting as a candidiate. In truth, we can not hide our ambitions as humans. I wonder if these grand senators, if joined as a triumvirate, would start to " black list" people again according to wages, race, religion, education level? It is something to contemplate. What do you see happening among these senators, and those from our past? Cassius, Cinna, Cicero, Brutus,.... if you were here now, what would you say?

15 comments:

  1. If Brutus ws a live to day he would say, why isa women trying to be president , because in Rome they wouldn't allow it. Adrian 4

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  2. If Brutus was a live today he would say why is a women running for president. First reason is that for him their should be any women running for president because the men have more control than than women. He would probably choice John McCain because he is more older and knows better. Last reason would be that he would protest against any women running for president.

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  3. If Brutus were alive today, he would say what the hell is a woman doing run for senator and she should be punished. He would all so say what is a colored person also trying to do running for a place in power. Brutus would most likely vote or agree with John McCain because he is older and wiser and knows what he is doing.

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  4. If Cassius, Cinna, Cicero, and Brutus were alive right now he would think that Barack Obama is the likely candidate because unlike Julius Caesar who wanted complete control of Rome, Barack Obama I would think that he doesn't or wouldn't ever think of taking complete control of the U.S.A. Barack Obama is confident with what he says and what he wants to happen if he is elected president.

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  5. If Brutus were alive today, he would say"Jonh Mccain is the likely candidate because They did not had that in the past, also because he has a different culture back than, maybe also because people from other countries have different laws or rules.

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  6. I think that Julius Caesar would tell all the electives not to try to be king because if some people don't like it they would kill you.I also think that Julius would vote or like John McCain because John McCain wants to have wars and finish what gets started and Julius Caesar was the same.

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  7. If Brutus were alive today, He would think "John McCaine is the likely candidate because he has never been seen in the past, and also because John McCaine is known to be very confident. He might also think that because he comes from a different background.Another reason that Brutus might think that is because many people from different countries could also think the same.

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  8. The parents are just thinking about them selfs and not thinking about there children.

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  9. If Brutus had a sentor as a women I think he would not take her serious. He would not be able to respect her, women back then were just aside of men. If I there by that time I would have some respect for the women. women are more smarter then men and they can do anything what a men does, men are stronger then women.

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  10. what I think about Mrs. Clinton is that she doesn't compare and of the characters like Cassius, Cinna, Cicero, and Brutus. But they person that does is Barack Obama his like Brutus because he betrays people. What about John McCain is like Cassius selfish and mean those are my opinion of the characters between themselves.

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  11. I think this is bad because when it cames to the point of choosing a senator everything ends with disagreements.The only thing is same from now and how was back in the days is the today we are still dealing with racism about who will be the next president.

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  12. In my opinion if Brutus was alive right now looking at a woman running for power would make him go insane.While Barack Obama is getting more attention i think he'll be a right president for this country, because he's not like McCain which to me sounds really selfish.

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  13. i think barack obama has a chance to be the next precedent but how knows thats only my opinion. senators of the past will not permit mrs. clinton to try to be the next precedent they wouldn't think she would not be capable of the situations that might go her way.

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  14. If Brutus were alive today he would think that the people from today's world is crazy because of voting for a woman as a president or for a black man as president too.

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  15. If Brutus was alive today he would say that its rong for a women to be in the senate and to be president.the reason he would say that is because she a women .another is because they should stay to work at home. and that they did not have the ability to govern.

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