Basic information WHO- Julius Caesar was a roman dictator that gets stabbed and comes back as a ghost to taunt Brutus. WHAT- The play that Julius Caesar is in is the tragedy of Julius Caesar. WHERE- Ancient Rome, toward the end of the Roman republic is where the play is set. It was written in 1599.
Protagonist or Antagonist Julius Caesar is an antagonist because he has a desire to run the state and Brutus is a defender of the state which makes him an antagonist.
Plot synopsis Cassius gets jealous of Caesars power which leads him to convince people including Brutus to form conspiracy against him. They stab Caesar on the ides of march as predicted by a soothsayer. Cassius goes to war against Antony who wants him killed. Caesar comes back as a ghost to taunt Brutus. Brutus and Cassius both kill themselves which is believed to be done by the ghost of Caesar.
Conflicts in the play Person vs. person: Brutus must choose between his country or his friend Caesar. His love for his country wins out and joins the conspiracy. Person vs. self: Brutus must struggle with himself over his loyalty to his friend. Person vs. Supernatural: Caesar comes back as a ghost to taunt Brutus warning him of defeat.
Main source of conflict The main source of conflict is between Brutus and Caesar because Brutus is Caesars close friend, Brutus is torn between love for his country and love for his friend. Love for his country wins out and Brutus joins the conspiracy to kill Caesar. Caesar resolves this conflict by returning as a ghost appearing to Brutus with warning of defeat: „Thou shalt see me at Phillipi.‟
Julius Caesar at the beginning Exposition: Caesar returns to Rome in victory of the civil war. Celebrating the triumph over Pompey. The exiting force: Cassius is annoyed with how much the roman people love Caesar and believes he needs to kill him so he persuades people to join him in a conspiracy against him.
Middle Conflict or rising action: Caesar goes to the capitol for his coronation which is on the ides of march which he was warned to beware of. Turning point or crisis: The conspirators all crowd around Caesar including Brutus and start stabbing him. Catastrophe or falling action: The senators Antony and Octavis start ordering mass executions in Rome. Cassius and Brutus find out and suggest moving their army to plillipi.
End Resolution: Caesar returns as a ghost when Brutus is by himself and warns him that he will see him at Philippi. Cassius and Brutus kill themselves which is believed to be done by the spirit of Caesar. Denouement: Antony discovers that Brutus has killed himself to prevent capture and declares that he was the noblest Roman and the only conspirator who did not murder Caesar out of personal self interest.
What relationships does he havewith other charactersJulius Caesar has a relationship with Mark Anthony.“He told his friend Mark Antony that Cassius is adangerous man”. He also had a relationship withMarcus Brutus. “Brutus would not want to kill Caesar,because he and Caesar were friends.” He was also ahusband to a wife called Calpurnia. “Caesars wife,Calpurnia had been having bad dreams”.
What motivations drive yourcharacter The motivations that drive Julius Caesar at the beginning of the play are to become the king of Rome because he is already seen as the greatest and most powerful man in Rome by the Roman people.
How does your character behavetowards others. Julius Caesar behaves as a good friend to Mark Antony by looking out for him to beware of Cassius as he is a dangerous man. He behaved as a good husband and talked to his wife about her bad dreams that she had been having. He said to his wife that he would stay at home because he wanted to please her.
How does Julius Caesar influencethe people around them Julius Caesar influenced the people around him because he was a mighty and powerful leader who had an overwhelming sense of confidence. Caesar thought himself to be immortal and above all that is good and righteous. He thought he was “ like a colossus and the pretty men ought to walk under his huge legs and peep about to find themselves in their dishonourable graves.” People thought that Julius Caesar was as close to the gods as a human could get all his wishes and orders must be followed.
How is Julius Caesar affected byconflict Julius Caesar is affected by the conflict between himself and the conspirators against him. This conflict caused Julius Caesar to be stabbed to death by the conspirators which included is good friend Marcus Brutus and when he saw Brutus he said “Et tu brute which means “even you, Brutus?”.
Julius Caesar by the end of the play By the end of the play Julius Caesar has achieved to get many people to kill themselves like Brutus and Cassius who were both part of the conspiracy against him. Both of these suicides were believed to be done by the ghost of Julius Caesar.
Quotes involving Julius Caesar Soothsayer to Caesar: “Beware of the ides of march”. Caesar to Brutus:“ Beware of Cassius as he is a powerful man”. Caesar to Calpurnia:“ Cowards die many times before their deaths”. Caesar as he is stabbed by Brutus:“ Et tu Brutus”. Ghost of Caesar to Brutus:“ Thou shalt see me at Philippi”.
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