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Comparing "Julius Caesar" and "Gladiator".
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'At the heart of representation are deliberate acts of selection and emphasis'
Evaluate how effectively the texts you have studied demonstrate this in relation to conflicting perspectives.
Composers' representations deliberate emphasis on select situations, demonstrate conflicting perspectives through various language forms and features, which ultimately questions the audience's perspective. Through the use of dramatic and literary techniques, William Shakespeare's tragedy (play) Julius Caesar (1955), presents opposing views of a situation and depict the justifications of Roman citizens. The Roman plebians, bluntly unaware of their cumulative power, are easily manipulated by the power of language, which deters their vision of the circumstance and cause for the loss of own sense of opinion. Similarly the film Gladiator (2000) by Ridley Scott exploits the range of experiences of Maximus and Commodus and their conflicting personalities, through a series of cinematic techniques. Both composers have brought forward scenarios presenting conflicting perspectives which entertain the audience through an array of textual techniques respective of their form.
The assassination of Caesar in the Shakespearean tragedy Julius Caesar had caused conflict for the Roman citizens as there are two influential parties. The conspirators, whom believe Caesars' downfall was necessary for retaining Rome's republic, whereas
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