Why does Shakespeare insert the death of the poet Cinna into Julius Caesar?
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In addition to highlighting the mob mentality, the cry "Kill him for his bad verses" is also Shakespeare's way of interjecting a little humor into a very tragic act. This is something he does in many of his tragedies to lighten the mood either before or after one of the most tragic scenes in the play.
He was trying to forewarned a tragic event that was going to happen in the story and it was portrayed accurately as later on, Julius Caesar was killed knowingly by a group of conspirators. It was trying to add a bit of a comic relief towards a doom and gloom situation and lighten the tense atmosphere
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