“Romans countrymen, and         lovers,hear me for my cause, and be silent, that            you hear.Believe me for mine h...
The plot•   First act:    In 44 B.C. Julius Caesar defeats his rival.•   Second act:    Brutus decides to kill Caesar.•   ...
Julius Caesar: the title characterJulius Caesar:•Protagonist of the play•Focus of the discussion•Reason for the revange•Ju...
The characters• Brutus:Roman nobleman  with sense of principles  and nobility, power of  words• Antony: Roman nobleman  wi...
The rhetoric of politics• Rhetoric:maker of history,irony and rhetoric forms are  ideological-political values in persuadi...
Ambition in public man• Ambition:problem  of goodness and  honestly in people  having public roles  (for this reason  Anto...
Julius Caesar: the mirror of the           Elizabethan order• Order not only political or  social• Universe ruled by  bene...
The power of monarchy• Historical play about a  political assassination• Historical plays were  popular at  Shakespeare’s ...
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Julius caesar

  1. 1. “Romans countrymen, and lovers,hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you hear.Believe me for mine honour, ande have respect To mine honour ” JULIUS CAESAR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1599)
  2. 2. The plot• First act: In 44 B.C. Julius Caesar defeats his rival.• Second act: Brutus decides to kill Caesar.• Third act: Caesar is assassinated, eventually Antony gives his funeral oration.• Fourth act: A military dictatorship succeeds the rule of Caesar• Fifth act: Brutus and Cassius committ suicide.
  3. 3. Julius Caesar: the title characterJulius Caesar:•Protagonist of the play•Focus of the discussion•Reason for the revange•Julius Caesar: past;conspiracy: future and desirefor freedom
  4. 4. The characters• Brutus:Roman nobleman with sense of principles and nobility, power of words• Antony: Roman nobleman with charm, more pratical than Brutus and a subtler political mentality,power of words
  5. 5. The rhetoric of politics• Rhetoric:maker of history,irony and rhetoric forms are ideological-political values in persuading,convincing
  6. 6. Ambition in public man• Ambition:problem of goodness and honestly in people having public roles (for this reason Antony defeats the “clever”Brutus)
  7. 7. Julius Caesar: the mirror of the Elizabethan order• Order not only political or social• Universe ruled by benevolent God• King’s right from God• Everyone linked together by a chain• Cassius’s jealousy destroys the divine harmony
  8. 8. The power of monarchy• Historical play about a political assassination• Historical plays were popular at Shakespeare’s time• Nowadays democracy, Shakespeare’s time strong rulers

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