Themes Of William Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar '

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Theme, Mood and Conflict in Julius Caesar Savannah Baine

“Come I to speak at Caesar’s funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me. But Brutus says that he was too ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man .” Mark Antony (Act 3,Scene 2,Line 85). “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, is a classic play depicting the death of Caesar and the chaos that ensues afterwards. One theme in this play is fate vs. free will, the mood is serious and calm, while the conflicts of the play is primarily man vs. self, though there is some man vs. man and man vs. supernatural. Julius Caesar is the timeless play by William Shakespeare depicting the murder of Julius Caesar and the chaos that ensued after. Main characters include Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Cassius and the tragic Brutus, all close friends of Caesar. The story begins when Caesar triumphantly returns from a victorious battle. The streets are lined by adoring citizens, but Menelaus and Flavius try to shoo them back to their work, disgusted by their worship of Caesar. They also strip the ceremonial ornaments from the statue of Caesar. Meanwhile, Caesar and his confidents stand amongst the citizens, waiting for Antony to run the ceremonial race. A soothsayer tries to warn Caesar to beware the Ides of March. Caesar mistakes the man for insane and ignores the warning. Brutus and Cassius have a telling conversation about their concern of Caesar possibly becoming

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