An Analysis of Politics in Julius Caesar, a Play by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar places human struggles in a dramatic, historical setting that is relatable for both a live and reading audience. The play illustrates the internal and external conflict between personal values and social or political constructs. Throughout the play, individuals’ character is revealed in the decisions made between morality and personal benefit. The … Read more

Comparative analysis of Cassius and Brutus in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

“ Caius Cassius and Marcus Brutus are both main characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, and are in multiple ways are either quite similar to or quite different from one another. These ways are presented in both their words and their actions. Both of these characters shared a lot of similarities; however, in personalities … Read more

The Unnoticed Tragedy of Brutus Character

The title of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is often criticized, argued that it should be titled Brutus, as Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. However, the title is appropriate, as Julius Caesar, though insignificant as an actor in the play since he dies in Act 3 having a minimal amount of lines, impacts the characters in … Read more

Cassius: The Master of Persuasion

“For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” (1.2.312). Cassius’ muttered soliloquy in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar immediately calls attention to his goal of manipulating people. A man well versed in rhetoric, he puts to good use his knowledge of persuading and convincing other men. Nowhere in this play is his ability … Read more

Portia’s Controversial and Powerful Character

After a close look at today’s society, an observer will find that within all healthy relationships, both people are equal partners. Today, this equality is something we believe to be a result of our basic human rights. However, in Shakespearean times, women were considered to be weak individuals whose purpose was to eventually get married … Read more

Parallels Between the Death of the Christ and Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Caesar in “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” is often mistaken as being a tyrant. This view comes from the characterization of Caesar through Cassius and Brutus’ eyes. Caesar’s qualities that make him a martyr instead of a tyrant are often overshadowed by Cassius’ accusing finger and Brutus’ calculating eye. Within the play, Caesar is … Read more

The Origin of Golf

Golf dates back to the time of Julius Caesar. Although it was not the golf that is played today, it was a similar game. They played by striking a feather-stuffed ball with club-shaped tree branches. Golf was also traced back to the Song Dynasty in China during the years 960 to 1279. The games of … Read more

Gender Roles’ Dynamics in Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar opens with the concurrent celebrations of Caesar’s defeat of Pompey and the annual fertility festival of Lupercal. The coupling of the two historically separate events each celebrating distinct gender roles dramatically highlights the importance of gender characterization. Rome’s patriarchal society demands a leader who embodies the virile spirit of the state with … Read more

Brutus Character: Becoming a Hero Through Changes

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Caesar is a soon-to-be monarch who is murdered by a group called the Conspirators whose justification for their actions may be debated. Throughout the story, Brutus switches sides several times, starting as Caesar’s best friend, then going on to kill Caesar, yet ultimately ending his own life with an apology to … Read more

Character Review: Caius Cassius and Marcus Brutus in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Caius Cassius and Marcus Brutus are both major characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, and are in multiple ways are either quite similar to or quite different from one another. These ways are presented in both their words and their actions. Both of these characters shared a lot of similarities; however, in personalities they … Read more

The Power of Argumentation in Julius Caesar

Arguments are the pinnacle of progress, development and change. People with conflicting ideas and beliefs engage in this activity constantly. However, did you know that arguments actually come down to a science? In 4th century B.C.E, Aristotle theorized that a well formed argument must include the following: ethos (an appeal to ethics, what is right … Read more

Julius Caesar Biography

When he was sixteen, his father died and Caesar became the head of the family. Deciding that being in the priesthood would bring the most benefit to the family, he managed to have himself nominated as the new High Priest of Jupiter. When the Roman ruler, Sulla, declared himself dictator, he began a systematic purge … Read more

Cause of Ceasars death

Gaius Julius Caesar, a patrician and noble, became one of the most powerful men in Ancient Roman history. Caesar was a popular, and eventually became the people’s hero. This wealth of power brought back images of the ruthless Roman monarchy, abolished centuries before, in 510 B. C. Caesar presided over the military, politics and religion; … Read more

Roman Civil War And Caesar

If anyone had hoped that the assassination of Julius Caesar would bring about the return of Republican rule, they must surely have been disappointed, for the political turbulence simply continued. Caesars assassins and his old commanders battled for control, while orators like Cicero labored to save the old Republic. In the and, Julius Caesars great … Read more

Gaius Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, a patrician and noble, became one of the most powerful men in Ancient Roman history. Caesar was a populare1, and eventually became the people’s hero. His leadership qualities gained him the consulship of 59 B.C., and eventually perpetual dictatorship. Caesar’s acquired power soon became immense, and soon the ruling class began to … Read more

Gaius Julius Caesar

Many things can be said about great men. You never can tell exactly just what makes a man great. Looks, personality, a strong mind, these are all good qualities to look for in a man. Speaking as a woman, I know women look for all these qualities and then some. Does he have a good … Read more

Julius Caesar and Brutus

I believed in what Brutus had to say during his speech, and I was pro-Brutus because of his honorable title. However, I am now pro-Caesar and pro-Antony. I truly believe in what Antony has to say, because unlike Brutus, he has reasons and explications for why things were done. He does not simply state an … Read more

The Corruption of Power in Rome

Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March in 44 B. C. by the people he trusted and thought were his friends. The justification for his death was that he was too ambitious and wanted too much power. The very concept of government in Rome was against dictatorship, to which Caesar posed a great … Read more

Julius Caesar the dictator for life

Julius Caesar was the dictator for life. 2 years later members of the senate assassinated him. A young boy named Octavian was 18 years old. Octavian was Caesar’s grandnephew but Octavian had always hoped Caesar would take him as a son. Octavian knew of everything that Caesar had done. From conquering Gaul to when he … Read more

List of Characters For Julius Caesar

Summary Two patricians Flavius and Marcullus enter. They are confused by the fact that the plebeians are not in their work clothes, and begin to ask some plebeians what their jobs are. A carpenter admits he is a carpenter. Next Marcullus asks a cobbler what his job is, and the cobbler answers in a series … Read more

Julius Caesar: Military and Political Strength

Perhaps no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as does Gaius Julius Caesar. This man became a legend for his military exploits and an almost global setting, his political manipulations which covered decades of cycles which covered power and loss of power, and his personal life … Read more

Julius Caesar – Mark Antony

Antony has been described as “a self-seeking politician of no scruples. ” Do you agree? Support your answer with close reference to the text. Antony appears to be loyal to Caesar, but his loyalty hides his underlying deceitful nature. Antony uses Caesar’s death to his advantage. Antony capitalises on the opportunity it presents and progresses … Read more