Julius Caesar : A Deeper Meaning Essay

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When the title of a play is Julius Caesar, you tend to think the play is going to be centered around Julius Caesar. Even though Julius Caesar isn 't entirely about the tragedy of Caesar, the plot suggests a deeper meaning. Shakespeare 's play, Julius Caesar balances the struggle between the ideals of the Roman morality and the looming threat of tyrannical rage as illustrated by the historical figure, Caesar. The play opens amid a celebration for the victor of Rome, Julius Caesar, fresh from victory against his archenemy Pompey. Flavius and Murellus, two tribunes, enter the street, where they are greeted by various commoners on their way to celebrate Caesar. Flavius and Murellus are angered by this and order the commoners to return home and get back to their work. They also point out that rather than rejoice in this victory, the people should probably pray against what will come from Caesar. They imply that Caesar will abuse his power. As the plot moves forward, Lupercal (a huge and somewhat wild Roman festival in February) is raging. Caesar is attending festival with his friends, which included military figures Brutus, Cassius, and Antony. He is chatting with them when a Soothsayer unexpectedly runs up and says "beware the Ides of March." Caesar looks at the Soothsayer with great disdain and subsequently dismisses the warning. While Caesar continues to celebrate with his adoring followers, Brutus and Cassius have a foreshadowing conversation. Cassius is troubled,…

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