Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Essay Questions

  1. 1

    Is Brutus a villain or a hero?

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    Discuss the power, or lack thereof, of omens and fate in Julius Caesar.

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    Discuss the role of women in Julius Caesar, comparing and contrasting Portia and Calpurnia.

  4. 4

    Does a single hero or villain exist in Julius Caesar? If so, who? Please explain your reasoning in detail.

  5. 5

    Discuss the power of speech and/or the written word in Julius Caesar.

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    Discuss the power of deception and manipulation in Julius Caesar.

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    In all the chaos of Julius Caesar, is there a single voice of reason? If so, who? Please explain your answer citing details from the text.

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    Compare and contrast the private and public sides of Brutus and Caesar.

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    How is loyalty portrayed in Julius Caesar? Please specifically address Antony, Brutus and Cassius in relation to Caesar.

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    Idealism often leads to downfall. Support this statement with references to the text and to other historical figures (i.e. Jesus Christ, Joan of Arc, etc.)