I learned from reading my book and from hearing what my peers have said, that adversity comes in all shapes and sizes. I think that adversity has many ways to be overcome. All people overcome adversity differently. Some people have to reach out of heir comfort zone to get out of the adversity and some people have to go too far into their comfort zone. Adversity is a hard thing to over come but if you have the support and people around you to help you out, it will be easier. When people have adversities, they need people to help them out even if they seem like they don’t want help. I think that adversities are things that need to be overcome to help people move past hard times and to help them figure out who they are. I think this because if you don’t move past an adversity, the feelings could just pile up and stay with you until you face the reality of it. I know that facing adversity can be challenging because it makes you face hard things that you don’t want to deal with. With what Eleanor had to go through, I feel like it was good for her to have someone like Park to help her through her difficult time. Even though Eleanor didn’t want anyone to know about what she was going through, I feel like she needed someone to help her get it off her chest. Adversity can be scary and it can be hard but the people you have around you to help you through it, are who helps you through your difficult times. People need encouragement to get through difficult times to help them to want to keep pushing through the adversity. People can help you even if you feel like they can’t. They can encourage you and push you to keep going even if you feel like giving up.
Act 3, Scene 1, 117-122 BRUTUS
Stoop, Romans, stoop,
And let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood
Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords.
Then walk we forth, even to the marketplace,
And, waving our red weapons o’er our heads,
Let’s all cry “Peace, freedom, and liberty!”
This quote shows that Brutus would do anything that he thinks is right for the people. He will show that he did it and he will make sure the people know his intentions.
Act 3, Scene 2, 19-24 BRUTUS
If there be any in this assembly, any dear
friend of Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love
to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend
demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my
answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved
This quote shows that he cared for his people and he wanted them to be happy. He loved his people and he shows that he is doing anything that I should take to make the people of Rome happy.
Act 4, Scene 2, 46-52 BRUTUS
Cassius, be content.
Speak your griefs softly. I do know you well.
Before the eyes of both our armies here
(Which should perceive nothing but love from us),
Let us not wrangle. Bid them move away.
Then in my tent, Cassius, enlarge your griefs,
And I will give you audience.
This shows that Brutus cares about people. It shows that he is willing to hear what Cassius has to say which shows that he will listen to his people but yet he will take things into his control if he has to.
Act 5, Scene 5, 56-57 BRUTUS
Caesar, now be still.
I killed not thee with half so good a will.
This shows that he will confess to things which will make his people trust him more. This is a good quality to have because if he has the trust of him people then he will be able to make decisions that the people would be completely okay with.
My name is Brutus. I am the loyal husband of Portia. People respect me and I respect them. My wife even hurt herself to prove that she is good enough for me. I stay true to myself and who I am. I make choices based on what I think is best for me and the people around me. I am loyal to the people that I am wanting to lead. I will defend my people with respect and the way that they would want me to lead. I feel as if I am a good fit for the job because I am not afraid to do what I need to do in order to get things done that are important. I will show the people that I am trustworthy and that I will make good choices about what kind of leadership Rome needs.
I will willingly defend each person’s rights and make sure that everything is handled in a people pleasing manor. I will make sure that what I am doing to lead is in the best interest of the people of Rome. I will come right out and tell people what I have done and I will show the people why what I did was the right choice.
The people will show their respect to me because I will do the same in return. If people are seeming to ambitious it will affect Rome. That is why I should be the leader. I know what is best for Rome and I am willing to protect what I believe in. Rome needs a leader who is willing to show that they aren’t afraid to do what’s best for the people. I am willing to prove that I am not afraid of anything that will come my way. I have good intentions on what Rome should be like. If you want Rome to be the best city it can possibly be, you want me as your leader to make sure that Rome is put in charge of by the strongest and most willing person to be the leader of Rome.
Cassius: (Act 1, Scene 2) CASSIUS:
And it is very much lamented, Brutus,
That you have no such mirrors as will turn
Your hidden worthiness into your eye,
That you might see your shadow.
Cassius is really reliant on Brutus. He doesn’t just take things into his own hands which shows that he is weak because he has to rely on other people to get things done.
Mark Antony: (Act 3, Scene 1) ANTONY:
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy
(Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue)
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
This shows that Antony is emotional about Caesar’s death. Rome is in need of a leader that will let that live in the past and carry on from what happened instead of being emotional about the death.
Julius Caesar: (Act 3, Scene 1) CAESAR:
I could be well moved, if I were as you.
If I could pray to move, prayers would move me.
But I am constant as the Northern Star,
Of whose true fixed and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.
This quote shows that Caesar isn’t humble. He is saying that he is important. He may be important but he should show that people that he wants to lead for the people not for himself. Him not being humble could lead him to making decisions that are only good for him.
On my poster, I have a picture of Brutus reaching out. I have a picture of this to show that he wants to reach to everyone and make everyone happy with him being the ruler. A picture of him reaching out also resembles that he is loyal and is going to reach out to his people and chose things for what the people want not completely what he wants. I also have a picture of two hands shaking to show that he will make sure that people agree with him and he will make sure that he isn’t making decisions to make him look good. I also have a picture of a sad faced emoji to show that he cares about people when they are sad and he cares about what happens to the people around him. It also shows that he can be sad when bad things are occurring but he chooses to do things that benefit the people not just himself. The slogan is “I will defend you as myself” because he defends himself why he thought is was best to kill Caesar. He defends himself in a way that will make the people happy if he defends them that same way.