Find the reference to Julius Caesar. What is the significance of the lieutenant reading this? Chapter 12
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“It is Shakespeare.” He showed me the cover. “Julius Caesar. Have you heard of it?”
Both Lieutenant Jabati and Corporal Gadafi use emotional arguments - the desire for revenge and fear of a cruel, inhuman enemy - to motivate the villagers to remain and support the military. His display of the corpses is an interesting parallel to the scene from Julius Caesar in which Mark Antony shows the commoners Caesar’s assassinated body; Beah foreshadowed this connection when he describes Lieutenant Jabati’s love of Julius Caesar prior to this moment.