Friday, June 13, 2014

Review: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Although he does appear in the play, Julius Caesar is not the main focus of this piece. Marcus Brutus is foremost the main character of this play and it's tragic figure who is led into a murder of his friend by a supposed friend, Cassius. Through the course of the play, Cassius goes from envious and crafty senator into a dishonorable bribing coward leading to the defeat of his faction. However the best piece of language and speech is by Marcus Antony at Julius Caesar's funeral followed closely at his eulogy to Brutus at the end of the play and finally the best line of the entire play, "Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war;" (III, i)

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