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How does Shakespeare make Julius Caesar dominate after his death in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare?

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare presents a conundrum as to who is the protagonist of the play.  Many literary critics have decided that Brutus is the dominant character in the play.  His character becomes the heroic figure from the beginning to the last lines of the play.  After all, the character of Caesar dies after the third act. 

To answer the question, Caesar’s authority over the play ends when he is killed.  However, this does not mean that the audience does not feel the presence of Caesar after his death.  His name and spirit pervade the entire play.  He just does not control the actions or dialogue of the play. 

Here are some important moments that occur after the death of Caesar.  Remember that mentioning his name does not overshadow the person who is speaking or the incident that is happening.

*Antony speaks over the body of Caesar and promises that he will avenge his death.

 And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge
With Ate by his...

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