Flattery will get you nowhere

How is flattery used in the play? Flattery will get you nowhere. This quote might not appear as relevant or true during the beginning of the play, but as the play unfolds you see that it only leads to a predicted down fall. Flattery is an underappreciated aspect that played an important role in impacting…

Compare the Pair – Cassius & Brutus

Cassius and Brutus were both conspirators and played big parts in the play of Julius Caesar . They play similar yet different roles within the play with different beliefs and goals . Brutus loved Caesar as a friend an only killed him because he thought it would benefit Rome . Brutus would always put Rome…

It really is a tragic play!

Recently, in English class we have read and studied the famous play by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, which is based on true events. The play is neither a comedy nor drama but a tragedy. However, what exactly makes the play, Julius Caesar a tragedy? All of Shakespeare’s tragic heroes in his plays have a fatal flaw which leads to…

Brutus Or Antony…. Take Your Pick

MEGA SPOILER ALERT. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW SPOILER ALERTS! ‘Julius Cesar’, the play from hundreds of years ago, yet set around 70, 50B.C has many characters with major, to minor roles. And like all Shakespearean plays, there is a tragic hero. And as the title states, many people might think that the tragic hero…

CCC – Cassius Corrupt Cruel

Who is the worst, most corrupt character in the play? Justify your answer. As we have read in English the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, we have noticed many different characters with their own persona and personality. In the time, Rome faced many astonishing lies, cheats and a world of selfishness and greediness. Is…

Hubris- Caesar’s fatal flaw?

Julius Caesar, historically and theatrically, was a man of great power and pride. He earned his position as a General, and many may argue even as the “Emperor” of Rome through his many triumphs over surrounding areas and leaders. He should have lived a long and prosperous life, but sadly, he didn’t. He was brutally…

Cassius- the most evil man in Julius Caesar

In class, we studied the Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar. We studied the techniques and looked at the characters. All of them had different traits and personalities but most of them are bent on killing Caesar. The most corrupt character in the play would be Cassius. Cassius is the ringleader of the conspirators. He is the…

Power Leads to Corruption

The play Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy play which explores many aspects of life. One main thing carried throughout the whole play is the flaw of corruption. The main cause for corruption is power and power is what many characters in Julius Caesar seek. Julius Caesar himself is the most powerful…

Women belong in the kitchen… and the Senate

Strong, independent and intelligent. Portia is the character I believe to be the most honourable, not to mention admirable, throughout the play of Julius Caesar. Her stage appearance is quite brief, but to have me writing a post about her clearly shows she left us all thinking. Her strong and powerful voice brought her to…

BREAKING NEWS: Caesar lives on…

Whilst studying the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar I noticed there were some key themes that are identifiable in today’s society. There are examples of betrayal, manipulation, jealousy, greed, revenge and political conflict just to name a few. These are common threads in Julius Caesar which occur in our current society. I see most of these…

Two men, two different mentalities

Compare and contrast Brutus and Cassius. Julius Caesar is a tragedy that was written by one of the world’s most honoured writers, William Shakespeare. The play is based on true historical events regarding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman dictator, Julius Caesar. The tragedy explores a plethora of concepts which relate to our society today.…

Brutus vs. Cassius: The Final Stab

Julius Caesar thought he had the whole of Rome kneeling at his feet, willing to lend him their blood and heart. This proves true for the most part, but what Caesar is unaware of is that the people who he thought would be as “constant as the northern star” would have the itchiest palms and…

Power corrupts all.!.

The play Julius Caesar was written by William Shakespeare around 1599. In Rome, 44BC Julius caesar would like to claim the throne and end Rome’s democracy and turn it into a monarchy ruled by him himself. This story portrays many of the ways Romans act, such as that they are easily persuaded. In the play…

Is it a comedy?… Is it a drama?… NO it’s a tragedy!

Explain why the play Julius Caesar is a tragedy. A tragedy is defined as a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tragedy  This definition perfectly sums up what…

“Julius Caesar” – Writing Style

How does William Shakespeare’s writing style contribute to the value of the play? At the beginning of our studies of the play Julius Caesar, we were asked to brainstorm why we thought Shakespeare’s plays are still studied today. Our class decided on many fair reasons, such as: They explore human nature. Concepts are relevant to…

‘Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;’

‘Let me have men about me that are fat Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o’nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks to much: such men are dangerous.’ I believe that the worst and most corrupt character in the play is Cassius. Not only is he the leader of the conspirators…