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Julius Caesar

The previous answers both link to the theme of 'public good versus personal benefit'. Brutus kills a friend for the sake of Rome. He puts his country's needs before his own. Another theme that...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2012 4:43 pm UTC

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The puns on the word "cobbler" and the practice of cobbling can be found in the very first scene of the play. They serve to indicate how poorly Marullus and Flavius understand the common people of...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2021 12:00 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

In act 1, scene 3, Casca comes running breathlessly to announce that he has seen something so tempestuous and alarming that he believes the gods have been incensed to "send destruction." Cicero is...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2021 11:37 am UTC

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This statement by Antony appears in act 3, scene 2 of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Caesar has been assassinated by Brutus, Cassius, and the conspirators in the previous scene, and Antony is now...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2021 8:05 pm UTC

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Cassius is trying to convince Brutus to kill Caesar by telling him that it is their fault if they let him lead. At this point, Cassius is the leader of the conspiracy. When he makes this speech to...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 3:07 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Cassius convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy by appealing to his honorable nature and arguing that Rome should not be ruled by one man. Cassius recognizes that Brutus is an honorable politician,...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021 11:25 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Cassius makes his arguments as to why Brutus should join the plot to assassinate Caesar in Act One, Scene Two. Cassius realizes that Brutus is respected by the citizens of Rome, and having Brutus...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2017 9:36 am UTC

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In persuading Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar, Cassius shows himself to be a master manipulator. Like a great psychologist, he understands what makes Brutus tick, what motivates him in...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2021 10:47 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Marcus Brutus has many admirable qualities. He is forthright, honest, sensitive, and intelligent. On the other hand, Brutus also displays character flaws that create problems for the assassins....

Latest answer posted January 15, 2013 7:35 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

In act 1, scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Cassius is talking with Brutus on a street in Rome, trying to discover what's troubling Brutus, when a crowd of Roman citizens in another...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 5:14 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Marc Antony is a strong-willed man. The successful plot to murder Caesar, who was his beloved friend and a man he admired, deeply angered him. He is especially angered that Brutus, a man he thought...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 2:33 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Brutus offers the audience insight into what motivates him to join the conspirators in assassinating Julius Caesar in act 2, scene 1. When Lucius exits, Brutus contemplates murdering Caesar and...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2018 9:15 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

In "Julius Caesar," the role of Caesar's ghost is similar to that of ghosts in "Hamlet" and "Macbeth"; that is, the apparition stirs the conscience of the character who sees it and portends further...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2009 11:10 am UTC

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Julius Caesar refused the crown because he did not want the people to think he was a king. During the Feast of Lupercal, Brutus and Cassius are told by Casca that the cheering they overheard was...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2015 8:40 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

In order to understand the significance of Brutus's last words, let's first consider what exactly he's saying. He has just impaled himself on his sword, and then he says, "Caesar, now be still."...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2021 12:29 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

'It must be by his death"-- In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene i, Brutus ruminates about the killing of Caesar. Brutus earlier agrees to meet with Cassius to discuss the conspiracy and...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2012 9:32 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there are only two women characters: Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, and Portia, the wife of Brutus. Both women beg there men for something that they do not receive....

Latest answer posted May 12, 2013 3:51 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Two examples of dramatic irony occur (1) in Act II, Scene 2 with Calpurnia's dream, which spurs her to plead with Caesar not to go to the Senate, and (2) in Act III, Scene 1. Much of the action of...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 7:18 am UTC

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In his speech Brutus is inadvertently revealing his own tragic flaw. He is a noble man but unfortunately a supreme egotist. His speech is crowded with the words "I" and "me." For example: As...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2016 5:59 pm UTC

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The play contains many examples of superstitions and warnings of doom. A person vs. supernatural conflict is a conflict between a character and something that is not normal in some way....

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016 3:18 am UTC

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Cassius successfully persuades Brutus into joining the conspirators by appealing to his honorable character and portraying Julius Caesar as an ambitious, undeserving politician, who will eventually...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 4:21 pm UTC

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This quotation is from a discussion about military strategy between Brutus and Cassius. In it, Brutus is speaking to advocate attacking Octavian at Philippi. He argues that this would be the ideal...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 9:37 pm UTC

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Brutus's first terrible decision was choosing not to Cassius when he suggested that they kill Mark Antony. Cassius realizes that Antony is fiercely loyal to Julius Caesar and believes that he will...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 10:54 am UTC

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Mark Antony’s speech begins by appealing to the crowd first personally, then patriotically (“Friends, Romans, countrymen” as opposed to Brutus, who put country first with “Romans, countrymen and...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2019 1:55 am UTC

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Cassius feels that Brutus would be a useful member of the conspiracy, for more than one reason. First, he is close to Brutus, and feels he will be able to convince him of the value of the idea. He...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 4:15 pm UTC

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Brutus decides to join the conspiracy against Caesar after his realization to the fact that the Roman Republican government was in great danger. Caesar had himself declared himself dictator for...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

The Feast of the Lupercal is celebrated on February 15, 44 B. C. in Rome. This is the setting for the beginning of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. There is another reason for celebration....

Latest answer posted December 19, 2012 6:44 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Cassius certainly does not fear expressing his sentiments about Caesar and he does so with particular relish during his conversation with Brutus in Act l, scene ll. He clearly sees Caesar as weak...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2017 11:56 am UTC

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The lesson from this play is that arrogance can have deadly results. Julius Caesar died because he was arrogant. Arrogance is about more than having a high opinion of yourself. It means that you...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 6:14 am UTC

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Decius knows that Julius Caesar really wants to go to the Senate House because he is expecting the senators to make him a king. The only obstacle to getting Caesar to go is his wife Calpurnia. She...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016 4:34 pm UTC

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Cassius is a better judge of human character than Brutus, as the events in the play reveal. Brutus is an idealist. He has an honest, generous character and expects other men to be the same. When he...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 1:39 pm UTC

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Brutus' driving force throughout the entire play was his love for Rome and his desire to better it. Toward the end of the play, Brutus comes to realize that the citizens of Rome are unhappy with...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2014 2:36 am UTC

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Antony uses much verbal irony (says one thing but means another as an indirect means of persuasion). His overall goal is to rally the people behind him, his words, and Caesar, but Antony says just...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2010 2:35 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of Roman senators. William Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar based on the facts told by Plutarch, the historian. The assassination...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2013 12:44 pm UTC

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Mark Antony was devoted to Julius Caesar. He loved him as if he were his own father. He disguises his feelings when he is meeting with the conspirators after the assassination, but when he is alone...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016 3:17 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare begins on February 15, 44 B.C. on the Feast of the Lupercal. On this holiday, Caesar will be out in the streets of Rome to be acknowledged by the people and...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2013 1:23 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

One of the most obvious and official celebrations which takes place in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is the Feast of Lupercal. This feast began in ancient times as both a religious...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2014 7:59 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Brutus and Cassius are leading members of the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar when he attends the Senate on the ides of March. Both are prominent men in Roman public life with a correspondingly...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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Marc Antony's funeral oration is marked by his use of reverse psychology as he announces the opposite of his intentions in his speech to the Romans. In this way, he effectively achieves his goal of...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2015 8:33 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Parallelism involves the use of constructs in a sentence that are similar grammatically. This literary tool is used to enhance rhythm and balance in statements in order to make them persuasive and...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015 9:08 am UTC

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Portia's persuasiveness depends on the close emotional relationship she and Brutus enjoy in their marriage, and she is able to make Brutus feel guilty for not sharing with her the burden he...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2018 9:58 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Brutus makes a sound argument. He was close to Caesar, and he wrestled over the decision to assassinate him. Brutus asserts that he possesses honor, but wisely tells the people at the funeral to...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 6:39 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

The theme of fate versus free will is very evident in the play Julius Caesar, especially when it comes to whether or not Caesar will use his free will to allow himself to listen to the three...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2016 10:00 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Before assassinating Caesar, the conspirators meet to discuss their plan as well as their other potential political enemies. In act two, scene one, Cassius suggests murdering Mark Antony because he...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 11:37 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is about the political intrigue surrounding the assassination of the Roman dictator in 44 B.C. The main characters include Caesar, his ally Marc Antony and the main...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 6:03 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, as Shakespeare presents him, is a powerful, charismatic leader, and brilliant military tactician, whose victories have inspired "the masses" with pride in Roman rule. He is able to...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2018 3:52 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absoutely. Shakespeare explores this idea in many of his plays. Rome was a Republic. Brutus rightly understands the danger of giving ultimate power to...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2010 7:28 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

In Act III, Scene ii, of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony gives his powerful funeral oration for Julius Caesar. His purpose was to expose the assassins as murderers and to incite...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012 4:02 am UTC

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When Mark Antony enters the scene after Caesar's death, the very first thing he asks the conspirators is if they plan to kill him, too. He also shows his devotion to Caesar by asserting that there...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2016 10:14 am UTC

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Brutus says that he feels more justified in killing himself than he was in killing Caesar. When Brutus walked in his garden in Act II as he attempted to reach a decision about what should be done...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2016 3:09 am UTC

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