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|Men at some time are masters of their fates. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar When |
Cassius speaks these lines, he is first of all acknowledging that there is a force in
human affairs called fate. In the Greek and Roman worldview, there were many ...
|The play Commentary CASSIUS: Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world |
Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To
find ourselves dishonourable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates:
|An adapted version of Shakespeare's play in which Brutus, best friend of the Roman ruler Caesar, reluctantly joins a successful plot to murder Caesar and subsequently destroys himself.|
|Gonzalo prays 'stand fast, good Fate' because he believes the Boatswain was |
born to be hanged and thus their ship ... later Brutus when he is urging him to kill
a later Roman ruler in JC 'men at some time are masters of their fates' (1.02.139).
|If you know That I do fawn on men and bug them hard i. 2. I cannot tell what you |
and other men Think of this life i. 2. We petty men Walk under his buge legs and
peep ahout i. 2. Men at some time are masters of their fates i. 2. Let me have men
|Hence Shakespeare portrayed Cassius as telling and explaining the raw facts to |
Brutus, who seemed oblivious of their own role in their failed fate as saying thus, "
...To find ourselves dishonorable graves... Men at some time are masters of ...
|... a mere man, not a God, acknowledges that he is nevertheless great, 'he doth |
bestride the narrow world / Like a colossus', and that such greatness is not a
matter of fortune or fate but of personality: Men at some time are masters of their
Harold Bloom - 2009 - 187 pages
|Set in the tumultuous days of ancient Rome, the play is renowned for its memorable characters and political intrigue. Examining the Bard's "Julius Caesar, this work features an introductory essay, a bibliography, a chronology and an index.|
|In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare had the “lean and hungry” Cassius say: “Men at |
some time are masters of their fates:/ The ... So it had been with the leaders of all
previous revivals; they had never been masters of their fates or that of anyone ...
|Having reached Moscow, Napoleon believed he had attained his goal at last. ... |
that the percentage of freewill and choice is always marginal in human affairs, as
when he makes Cassius declare: Men at some time are masters of their fates.