What is the narrative point of view of "Julius Caesar"?

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Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is a play, so it does not have a narrative point of view. The story unfolds in front of the audience, with each character speaking his or her own part. There is no chorus acting as narrator to help move the action along or explain details of the text.

Usually when we speak of point of view, we're talking about fiction or poetry, about the person who is telling the story. Although the play is about Julius Caesar, Caesar is not telling the story; nor does any other character in the play. In a sense you could say that every audience member is like a narrator who takes in all the action and pieces it together into a story for themselves.

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