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English Course Work 2 On Julius Ceaser

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English Course Work On Julius Caesar Date of completion October '02 Question 2 Take one important scene in the play. Explain in detail, its significance for the play as a whole ? Act 3 scene 2 Julius Caesar is a play written by Shakespeare in 1599. There are a few types of theatres such as a Inn Yard Theatre or a Private House Theatre but Julius Caesar was played in a Public Theatre. These type of theatres were built specially for plays. There was no scenery in the theatre so the elaborate costumes the actors would ware and the influence and power in there speeches were the main part of the play. The language used in this play Julius Caesar was to made to fit in with shape of the building. In the center of the theatre there was a circular acting area which was open air. The language that is used by Shakespeare is sometimes a bit hard to understand as this play was written to be performed at a theatre so the lines were made to be heard and not just read. ...read more.

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We can see Shakespeare's clever use of language for Brutes when he persuades us that Caesar's murder was for the good of Rome "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but as he was ambitious, I slew him (Lines 25-27)" we can see the way he change from praising Caesar to arguing with Caesar's way. When Antony goes up to the pulpit he comes on in a totally different way than Brutus did. Although he starts the same way by saying we are his friends us as Shakespeare writes "Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears (Line 77)" he is very emotional to Caesar's death we can see this from when the second citizen says "Poor soul, his eyes are red as fire with weeping (Line 118)" so he tries to defend Caesar. First he tries to persuade us that Caesar was not ambitious as he would share his ransom with the public. ...read more.

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This is Antony's plan to make us change sides and it works, not only do the citizens' change there minds as we read "We'll burn the house of Brutes (Line 232)" also when I read this scene I had to think twice whom I should believe. This is why the scene is so important to the play, this is where we change sides from Brutus and Cassius to Antony. The main reason for our change of mind is from the language Shakespeare uses for Antony and how he builds up his sentences. As well as changing our mind, Brutus and Cassuis thought the same and they wisely ran from Rome as Shakespeare writes "I heard him say Brutus and Cassius Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome (Line 269 and 270)". I think that most probably Shakespeare wrote this play to illustrate to his audience the effect off a dictatorship on the population and the bad event that this can cause, but also that royalty in a correct way is very effective for the country. Yitzy Liebermann English Language Course Work ...read more.

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