I would like to know if Jack Merridew is similar to Julius Caesar, or Cassius.I am to compare and constrast two people from history and I have got hitler already but im not sure if Julius Caesar...

I would like to know if Jack Merridew is similar to Julius Caesar, or Cassius.

I am to compare and constrast two people from history and I have got hitler already but im not sure if Julius Caesar and JAck are very similar, I'm kind of thinking that him and Cassius are more similar for commiting crimes to gain power.

Any help, insights, or completely other people and recommendations would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Interesting assignment!  You can prove more logical similarities between Caesar and Jack that you will be able to discuss about Cassius and Jack.  For example, both Caesar and Jack are power hungry, and they successfully manipulate others into offering them more leadership--or, as in Jack's case, they create positions for themselves.

Similarly, Caesar and Jack are strategists.  They understand the workings of a crowd and know how to accomplish long-term goals.  In contrast, Cassius wanted to be a strategist, but he knows that he alone cannot lead the conspiracy against Caesar and that he must get someone who is a better leader than he is (Brutus) to head up the plot.

Finally, both Caesar and Jack are used the gritty fight involved in being ambitious.  Caesar truly immersed himself in battles and war and gained power that way.  Jack immerses himself in the land and the hunting/killing in order to make himself indispensable and feared.

Good luck--you did a great job of choosing historical figures.

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