Themes in Julius Caesar


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In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, what is the contradiction between Caesar's public image and his private life?

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1. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, whose speech before the Roman public relies on a logical rationale to explain the reason for Caesar's assassination?

2. What is Caesar's public image in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several themes explored in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. These learning assessments will give you plenty of practice identifying these themes and understanding how they're represented by characters and events from the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following:

  • Caesar's public image versus his private life
  • Who spoke in public to explain Caesar's assassination
  • Brutus's reasons for killing Caesar versus the other conspirators' reasons
  • Themes developed from the Roman forum speeches

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Julius Caesar to answer questions about the play's themes
  • Distinguishing differences - assess the differences between Caesar's private life and his public image
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the themes in Julius Caesar

Additional Learning

If you want to discover more about this play's themes, check out the lesson, Themes in Julius Caesar. The lesson covers several objectives, including:

  • Assess the image versus reality theme
  • Determine Shakespeare's warnings to the audience through the play's themes
  • Read specific examples of how honor and ambition are sources of conflict in Julius Caesar