The literary significance of Julius Caesar's The Conquest of Gaul

During the time of 59 BC, Julius Caesar was governor of only northern Italy and some parts of southern France. Despite the fact that Julius was intelligent, he was also opinionated. He was more than just a deep thinker, but a free thinker. Some praised him to be the best and some praised him to be the worst. Some idolized him and put him on the same wavelength as good and others hated him and put him on the same wavelength as evil. He always attempted to find something so small and make it big for his own satisfaction.

Julius needed a reason to conquer anything, as long as it gain him respect, as a result. Julius didn't care about the power nor did he care about what he could have. He was in it strictly for the glory alone. He wanted to be praised, as well as, honored for winning. In fact, Julius was so determined that only in his second year of command, he was radically determined to conquer the entire nation.

The Conquest of Gaul is one of the most complex examples of Roman history, as it demonstrated a lot of "fear". Most people were opinionated because they just couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although Julius was determined to conquer Gaul, he knew that the people of Gaul were not like any other group of individuals he has tackled before, from other countries and lands. The people of Gaul were upper class on a variety of wavelengths, hence why he was scared.

What made The Conquest of Gaul so significant to Julius Caesar's was "fear" hence why he kept a diary of the entire event. Although Julius was a deep thinker, he managed to construct his thoughts moderately to which made him a writer. Julius was a writer and a good writer, at that. In order to conquer Gaul, Julius knew it would be big, hence why Julius's only way to think was big. Julius was intelligent, but despite the fact he was intelligent, Julius knew that it would not be easy and would take sometime, so he came up with an strategic plan.

Shortly four years later, the Gaul was conquered. The people of Gaul were torn apart, as a result. Although the death count is unknown, it's been estimated that millions upon millions of individuals died trying save the Gaul. Most of the individuals that ended up surviving through the war were used for slavery and trafficking. All of this for glory and respect, Julius was satisfied and felt content. One year after the war, a man named Vercingetorix attempted to get Gaul back.

Vercingetorix was a resident of Gaul, he was determined that Gaul was not Julius's to take. He didn't want Julius to have Gaul nor be associated with it. Although his heroism was refreshing, it wasn't enough to gain control over Gaul. Eventually Vercingetorix was surrendered and was forced into custody by officials, as well as, frantic submission and never had the opportunity to have a chance at Gaul.Theorists believe that Gaul was challenged many times after, but like Vercingetorix, they had absolutely no luck.

Did Julius Caesar have an agenda? Sure he conquered things for the glory of winning and he wanted respect, but why Gaul? No one really knows.