Literary Analysis of the Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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Literary Analysis of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare wrote his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, so that his readers could have an idea of the lives, wars, and conflicts during the roman times. Shakespeare may have written the play because of his interest in history. He studied the writings of the historian Plutarch, who was alive at the same time as Caesar and wrote about his life. He also needed a job and money, and he had a fear of Queen Elizabeth dying. Shakespeare loved her and he feared that when she died the arts would flourish, so he wrote stories for her. When a reader reads the play, they will learn about Caesars life, how he died, and also about the civil strife that followed. They may or may not want to…show more content…
If they don't care about superstition and they just want to read about his life and such, then they will probably continue to enjoy the subject of Caesar. Shakespeare uses the writing style of iambic pentameter, which means that there are five iambs, or units of rhythm, in each line. The style does not affect the message all that much because a reader probably will not pay attention to the rhythm, but more of the story. There are three
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