Julius Cesar (Book) Essay

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Carina Wright
Bausch
English II
8 October 2010
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
“Within the bond of marriage, tell me, Brutus, is it expected I should know no secrets that appertain to you?” (II.i. 280-285). Marcus Brutus and his strong range during this story makes you anxious for more, in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Other such themes in Shakespeare’s play are violence, success and death. Violence is fighting, anger and uncontrolled emotions. This scene was during Anthony’s speech outside the senate house. “Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! Let not a traitor live!” (III.iii.207-208). After all the commotion, the citizens were starting a riot and yelling out, “Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! Let not a traitor live!” (Act III.iii.207-208), When Caesar was stabbed brutally. “Et tu Brute? Then fall Caesar!” (III.iii.152) This was the scene when Brutus was explaining what happened to Portia. “For with her death that tedious came-with this she fell distract, and swallowed fire.” (IV.iii.152). This was the part when Brutus told Cassius that Brutus’ wife had died. Brutus states, “For with her death that tedious came-with this she fell distract, and swallowed fire.” (IV.iii.152).
Success is completion and accomplishment. This was the scene where Caesar was just killed at the senate, “Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!” (III.i.75-80). All of the conspirators at once attacked Caesar leading to his death. Cinna cries out, “Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!” (III.i.78). Brutus is at the camp with Cassius talking about the battle. “There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to future.” (IV.ii.36-38). Brutus is saying that, Antony’s men are increasing quickly next to their men who are seaming to be less. Brutus speaks, “There is a tide in the affairs of men which,…