Ch 7: Characters in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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The Characters chapter of this Julius Caesar Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the analysis of literary devices used in Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the characters of this play.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering literary character material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the main characters in Julius Caesar. Among those who would benefit are:

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Character analysis of Julius Caesar
  • Main characters in Julius Caesar
  • Supporting characters
  • Conspirators in the play
  • Julius Caesar as a tragic hero
  • Calpurnia, Brutus, Cassius, and other major characters

27 Lessons in Chapter 7: Characters in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Traits

1. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Traits

Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' is a historical tragedy based on the life and death of the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar. Delve into the characters in 'Julius Caesar,' including Caesar himself, Mark Antony, Calpurnia, Brutus, and Cassius; learn about their roles in the play, and analyze their primary character traits.

Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

2. Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

In literature, a tragic hero is the protagonist of a story whose actions sew the seeds of their own downfall. Explore how Julius Caesar is portrayed as a tragic hero in William Shakespeare's play ''The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.''

Calpurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Traits & Analysis

3. Calpurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Traits & Analysis

Despite appearing in only one scene, the role that Calpurnia plays in Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' is significant. Discover what happens in 'Julius Caesar,' explore Calpurnia's character traits, and analyze the importance of her fateful scene.

Mark Antony in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis, Overview

4. Mark Antony in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis, Overview

Although seemingly shallow on the outside, Mark Antony was not only a relative but also one of the few truly loyal companions of Julius Caesar, hating his murder and avenging his death. Explore the depth of Mark Antony's character through a thoughtful analysis of his role in Roman history.

Character of Brutus in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis

5. Character of Brutus in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis

Brutus is one of the central characters in the tragic play 'Julius Caesar' written by William Shakespeare. Explore the character analysis and traits of Brutus, the theme of trust, and the moral conflict that Brutus faces in this play.

Character of Cassius in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis

6. Character of Cassius in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis

Because of his jealousy, Julius Caesar's old friend Cassius plants the seeds of Caesar's demise by manipulating their peers into murdering him. Learn more about Cassius' character traits through an analysis of his role in Shakespeare's famous play.

Portia in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Quotes

7. Portia in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Quotes

Explore the character of Portia, Brutus's wife in William Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar.'' Discover Portia's role in the plot, her personality, her suspicions of her husband, and what drives her to suicide.

Casca in Julius Caesar

8. Casca in Julius Caesar

Casca is a memorable character in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' because he witnesses the spectacle in the streets when Caesar returns to Rome from a victorious battle. Casca knows that Caesar is ambitious and that his refusal of the crown is a sham. This lesson will show Casca's unique perspective of the tragedy that befalls Caesar.

Cinna in Julius Caesar

9. Cinna in Julius Caesar

It can be a headache to keep all the characters in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' straight. This can get even more difficult when two characters share the same name. In this lesson we will take a look at the more prominent Cinna in the play as well as a quick glance at the man who paid for Cinna's crime.

Octavius (Augustus) in Julius Caesar

10. Octavius (Augustus) in Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's plays can be intimidating for modern audiences, but we can begin to understand them by focusing on their characters. This lesson takes a look at the most important actions and conversations of Octavius in ''Julius Caesar''.

Artemidorus in Julius Caesar

11. Artemidorus in Julius Caesar

Artemidorus. This name is not even easy to say, and it can be even tougher to keep track of what he is doing in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' Don't worry, in this lesson, we'll take a look at Artemidorus and his role in the play.

Lucius in Julius Caesar

12. Lucius in Julius Caesar

If you are reading William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' you might find it hard to keep track of all the characters. In this lesson, we will take a look at Lucius and some of his most interesting activities in the play.

Trebonius in Julius Caesar

13. Trebonius in Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' is full of interesting people. Despite this, it can be easy to get them confused, especially characters who do not speak much. In this lesson, we'll take a look at one such character named Trebonius.

Lepidus in Julius Caesar

14. Lepidus in Julius Caesar

Lepidus is one of the character's in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' Since he is not mentioned very often, and only speaks three times, it may be tough to get a good grasp on just who he is. In this lesson, we'll take a look at just what his role is in the play, and we'll extract as much information as we can from what is said about him.

Cicero in Julius Caesar

15. Cicero in Julius Caesar

Cicero is a Roman Senator in William Shakespeare's play ~'Julius Caesar.~' In this lesson, we will take a close look at Cicero's lines as well as what the other character's say about him.

Conspirators in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

16. Conspirators in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Many Romans participate in the conspiracy to kill Caesar in William Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar''. Although their motives vary, each man who plays a role in the assassination is publicly called out by Antony and marked with Caesar's blood.

The Soothsayer in Julius Caesar

17. The Soothsayer in Julius Caesar

Explore the fascinating character of the soothsayer in William Shakespeare's ''The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.'' Learn how Shakespeare used the character for foreshadowing and what his predictions meant.

Publius Cimber in Julius Caesar

18. Publius Cimber in Julius Caesar

If you are confused about Publius Cimber in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' look no further. In this lesson, we'll explore who he is and why he is important to the play.

Metellus Cimber in Julius Caesar

19. Metellus Cimber in Julius Caesar

In William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar,' Metellus Cimber makes a few brief appearances. This lesson takes a look at what Metellus says and what it reveals about his character.

Flavius in Julius Caesar

20. Flavius in Julius Caesar

Flavius is the very first character to speak in William Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar''. In this lesson we will take a look at just who this 'opening act' is, and how he sets the tone for the play.

Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar

21. Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar

In William Shakespeare's ''The Tragedy of Julius Caesar'', Decius Brutus is a minor character who conspires with Marcus Brutus. Explore the character of Decius Brutus, his role in the plot, and why he bears a similar name to another character.

Titinius in Julius Caesar

22. Titinius in Julius Caesar

If you are reading William Shakespeare's play ''Julius Caesar,'' you might have a hard time keeping track of all the characters. Especially characters who do not speak much. In this lesson, we will take a look at Titinius.

Messala in Julius Caesar

23. Messala in Julius Caesar

Messala is a minor character in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', but he is a loyal friend to Brutus. He appears in only a couple of scenes in the play, and he is somewhat of a bearer of bad news.

Caius Ligarius in Julius Caesar

24. Caius Ligarius in Julius Caesar

In William Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar'', Caius Ligarius is one of the conspirators who participates in the assassination of Caesar. He is at first reluctant to participate in the assassination but is convinced by Brutus. In this lesson, we explore this character and his purpose in the play.

Marullus in Julius Caesar

25. Marullus in Julius Caesar

In Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar'', Marullus appears in the first scene, discussing Caesar with his fellow tribune Flavius. The scene sets the mood of distrust towards Caesar.

Pindarus in Julius Caesar

26. Pindarus in Julius Caesar

In Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar'', Pindarus is a slave who helps his master Cassius kill himself to avoid being taken prisoner by Mark Anthony. He is loyal to his master to the end, saying he would trade his freedom for Cassius to still be alive.

Julius Caesar Character List & Flashcards

Julius Caesar Character List & Flashcards

This set of flashcards will cover all of the major characters from William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Use these cards to review the characters and their roles within the play.

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