Julius Caesar Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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What are the main political problems that Shakespeare examines in Julius Caesar? I am supposed to write an essay on this. This is not to cheat, but I think it is very difficult and wondered if anyone has an idea where to start and how to form the essay. This is supposed to be a 2500 word paper.

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In his play Julius Caesar, Shakespeare does not delve into many of the historical issues regarding the celebrated leader of Rome.  Rather, it seems that Shakespeare is concerned with the dilemma that abuse of power presents.  That is, whether the slaying of a ruler is justifiable as a means of preventing or eliminating tyranny.

As the play develops, it seems that the idealistic Brutus, who "loves Rome more," is unsuccessful in arresting tyranny with his and the other...

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