Figurative Language In Julius Caesar

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The main source of the play is from Thomas North’s Plutarch. The following two short passages will suffice to show how closely Shakespeare often follow the words of the biographies which he used when writing his play. In V, 5, 33-38 and V,5,69-72 , these words cast into verse and ennobled by Shakespeare, they were originally from Plutarch’s lives. Shakespeare depart from these historical facts to reduce time and compress the facts so that the play could be staged easier. He also makes the Capitol the venue of Caesar's death rather than the Curia Pompeia. Like Shakespeare makes Caesar's triumph take place on the day of Lupercalia (15 February) instead of six months earlier. Nothing can show more clearly the method of the dramatist, or the skill…show more content…
Caesar departs, Antony offered the crown to Caesar three time but Caesar refused to all of it. Brutus finds fake letters in his house written by Roman citizens scared that Caesar become too strong and influence most of the city. The letters have in fact been planted by Cassius, he will support a plot to remove Caesar from power. Caesar departs for the Senate in the company of the conspirators despite warning from his wife. The citizen. At the Senate, the conspirators speak to Caesar, bowing at his feet and encircling him. One by one, they stab him to death. When Caesar sees his dear friend Brutus among his murderers, he gives up his struggle and dies. The conspirators depart, and Antony, alone now, swears that Caesar’s death shall be avenged. He describes Caesar’s horrible death and shows Caesar’s wounded body to the crowd. He then reads Caesar’s will. The crowd becomes angry upon the death of Caesar and calling Brutus and Cassius traitors. Caesar’s adopted son and his appointed successor, Octavius, forms a three-person coalition with Antony and Lepidus to fight Cassius and Brutus. At the conspirators’ camp, Brutus and Cassius have a heated argument regarding matters of
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