Symbols in Julius Caesar


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What is symbolism?

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1. When the Roman officials pull the decoration from Caesar's statue, what does this symbolize?

2. In Julius Caesar, what does the crown symbolize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Symbolism is one way that authors induce thinking in readers. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare uses several examples of symbolism. Assess your knowledge of his use by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • The crowd's reaction to the speech
  • Casca's fear of the storm
  • Meaning of symbolism
  • Symbolism of the crown and the removal of the decoration from Caesar's statue

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge to answer a question regarding what it means when the decoration from Caesar's statue is pulled down by Roman officials
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how symbolism is used in Julius Caesar
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what the crown symbolizes

Additional Learning

Learn about the use of symbolism in one of Shakespeare's works by completing the lesson titled Symbols in Julius Caesar. At the completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the symbolism of the feathers
  • Analyze the fickleness of the crowd
  • Review some of Caesar's accolades