Julius Caesar, Shakespeare

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Julius Caesar, Shakespeare

Post by Brooklyn Tree123 » 20 Jul 2016, 15:36

I was never a big fan of Shakespeare (shocking, I know) until I read Julius Caesar last winter. As a child, Shakespeare actually grew up receiving a rigorous education in history, Latin, and many other subjects. When writing Julius Caesar, Shakespeare had to ensure that it was somewhat historically accurate, as well as exciting enough to entice viewers whom were already familiar with this part of history. Being the history nerd that I am, I was very intrigued by Julius Caesar and would now consider it my favorite play.
After reading John Green's infamous, The Fault in Our Stars, I wondered where Green really got the idea for the title from. Once I read Julius Caesar, I immediately made a connection. Cassius says, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings." An extremely modern and widely-read novel somewhat inspired by a Renaissance-era tragedy; anyone else make the connection?

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Post by lily_kh87 » 01 Oct 2016, 12:40

I never read Julius Caesar or The Fault in Our Stars. I watched the movie though, but I really liked your connection and I will read Julius Caesar soon.

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Post by Julie Ditton » 23 Dec 2016, 00:48

Although I didn't read the book, I remember hearing the title and making the connection immediately. That is one of those often quoted lines. But then I am a theatre geek, so I know my Shakespeare.?

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 26 Sep 2017, 08:26

Astrologers, eat your heart out. We're responsible, we can't blame the cosmos. Sad, sometimes it would be nice. Certainly the characters in The Fault in Our Stars have a right to shift blame. They did not ask to be born with the enormous challenges they had to face. Respect! Julius Caesar is also one of my favourite plays. I'm a Roman nut, a theatre nut and a Shakespeare nut, so I didn't stand much of a chance, so ... Beware the Ides of March, folks. Have you tried Antony and Cleopatra? There are some great lines there too.

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Post by Arushi Singh » 31 Oct 2017, 11:08

This is a work of art. I think it's the best of Shakespeare in a single work. The characters are memorable and the dialogues are beautiful.

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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 08 Nov 2017, 01:18

I loved this book. It is my favourite in the Shakespeare canon.

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Post by TUYISHIMIRE » 01 Dec 2017, 14:27

This one is very informative to read. I never knew this book among Shakespeare's books until I see it here. I thought Julius Cesar as a king.

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Post by Nasara » 17 Dec 2017, 20:13

I never enjoyed reading Shakespearean stories I thought they were difficult to read and understand,it seems the grammar was difficult until I read 'Julius Caesar '.This story made me develop some passion for his dramatic stories, the man was up to something

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Post by Ray4real » 20 Dec 2017, 03:20

For the bardolatrians across the globe, Julius Caesar is one among the many Canonical masterpiece of the sharpest and transgenerational prophet, dramatist andhistorian that ever lived.
The play is a sum of the insatiable taste for power, fame and wealth, triggered by envy, vengeance and egotism which are inherent in every human on the face of the earth.
Ever since Shakespeare penned that dramatic piece, I have seen mother earth birth million Julius Caesars, Brutuses, and Mark Antonies almost in every continent. And I wish our modern generation leaders should learn from Caesar's flaws while coup plotters and every antagonist across the globe should avoid playing "the Roman fools", otherwise we will all remain the "most honourable" men and women of our respective countries.
In a nutshell, the play is a history manual for both leaders and the led.

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Post by Kolawole_1 » 27 Dec 2017, 17:24

Hello guys, it's my first post on this platform.
I was going through the list of books in the different genres when I stumbled upon Julius Caesar by Shakespeare . I read this book in form 5 and it opened my eyes to a different world in literature. Shakespeare's book Julius Caesar portrays a sense of trust, loyalty, betrayal, disloyalty and more disloyalty. "Et tu brute" is my most favourite phrase by the way. It's a very interesting book.

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Post by guruprasad12111992 » 02 Jan 2018, 03:46

Julius Caesar is one of the greatest play that Shakespeare had written. It explains the theory of how cowards die many times before they actually dies where the brave dies only once... And also it's a great lesson for those who are stabbed by most trusted people.

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Post by BookHausJ » 07 Jan 2018, 04:14

Admittedly I was weak in the area of History. But talking about Math I might give a shot. Many times I heard the name "Julius Caesar" but never got interested. But with your opinion I will give it a try to read his biography.

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Post by theworkerbee » 10 Jan 2018, 11:39

Its the same person responsible for Romeo and Juliet. I wish that Juliet never killed herself in the ending.

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