The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare, the writer of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, writes many different tragedies including The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and The Tragedy of Macbeth. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, many characters face serious struggles to make Rome a better place for everyone. Throughout the whole entire play, all the characters face one another in the struggle to stop destruction and chaos from brewing in Rome. The power of all the conspirators pushes them to kill Caesar but it ends in their own death.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is named as it is because all of what happens in the story is based on Caesar and his death. In Acts I and II, the conspirators plot how they will carry out the execution of Julius Caesar. All their plans lead up to Caesar’s death in Act III, and when Caesar is killed, Brutus tells the people of Rome, “People; and senators, be not frightened. Fly not; stand still; ambition’s debt is paid” (III, I, 82-83). Brutus is telling the people not to fear, that it is Caesar’s fate to die from his own ambition.

In Act III, IV, and V, Brutus and Antony both fight to stop each other. Antony is fighting Brutus to help Octavius avenge his friend Julius’ death, and Brutus is trying to prevent Antony from leading Rome in the wrong direction. Before the conspirators go off to war with the triumvirate, Brutus sees something very strange in his tent. Brutus sees the ghost of Caesar enter his tent and it tells Brutus, “To tell thee though shalt see me at Philippi” (IV, III, 281). The ghost tells Brutus that he will see him in Philippi and this foreshadows Brutus’ death.

Caesar is seen and reappears over and over again throughout the whole story, thus, making him an important part of the play. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar iss named as it is because Julius Caesar is the main focus to Brutus and Cassius in Acts I, II, and III; he is the whole reason for the chaos in Rome after his death and the war at Philippi.
The whole entire play revolves around Julius Caesar and that is why the play is named as it is.

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