Julius Caesar Essay

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Malcolm Cole Mrs. P. Morton English IV 03 December 2008 Julius Caesar The works of William Shakespeare are nothing less than historical. With the works of Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare has done nothing but kept his audience on the edge of their seats wanting more. Shakespeare, though a prestigious writer in his own right, had to be influenced by those writers whom he himself thought was great. From great classical authors like Ovid and Seneca, to English historians like Holinshed, Shakespeare's greatest influences were the works of writers who he admired and looked upon as true writers. But to be in such esteem Shakespeare had to have had great writings that were revered around the world as the best. One of his great writings, Julius Caesar, has been influential to many writers. One of most famous quotes derived from this play, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him". - (Act III, Scene II). This is why Shakespeare’s is best known for his tragedies. Shakespeare’s tragedies are amongst the best when it comes to English works of literature. The dreary settings and deceptive plots are what lead the masses of spectators in to view his plays. His works have been passed down through the ages to younger individuals in order to influence them on English literature. His works are never ending having been said, “He was not of an age, but for all time! Ben Jonson Quote” (1573 - 1637). I myself feel that Julius Caesar was one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Julius Caesar was the play of the fall of Julius Caesar. It showed how deceptive and maniacal his companions turned out to be when enraged with jealousy. That jealousy soon turned to rage which led to the death of Caesar, one of the conspirators being Brutus, his closest friend. The story is full of despair and heartache, which

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