What are conflicting perspectives in William Shakespeare`s play Julius Caesar?
What are conflicting perspectives in literature? What are examples of conflicting perspectives in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?
When literary critics talk about conflicting perspectives, they mean that events or ideas can be seen different ways from different characters' points of view. In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, we have conflicting perspectives on how Rome ought to be governed. Brutus believes in the inherent value of the Republic, and thinks that even though the Republic has become disfunctional and mired down in armed conflicts among competing groups of powerful oligarchs, the principle is worth saving. Julius Caesar believes that the only way to reform the government of the Roman empire is to have a single strong leader. The conflict is made more poignant because both are genuinely good men who are bound to each other by close ties of affection.