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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.

Who's It For?

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:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing important character information in Julius Caesar
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literary information (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Characters in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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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

In Shakespeare's tragedy 'Julius Caesar,' we see a glimpse into the downfall of noble characters set in historical fiction. In this lesson, we explore a few of the character traits that led to their demise.

Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

2. Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

A tragic hero is an important part of many of Shakespeare's plays. In this lesson, we will look at how the character of Caesar could be viewed as the tragic hero in William Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar.''

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

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

This lesson provides a brief summary of Shakespeare's tragedy ''Julius Caesar'' and examines the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia. Her role in the play is small, but it adds a great deal of complexity and emotion to the story.

Mark Antony in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis, Overview

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

In Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, one character is gravely underestimated: the playboy, Mark Antony. Discover how this seemingly shallow athlete rises up to defeat Caesar's enemies.

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 play 'Julius Caesar' written by William Shakespeare. Brutus' character is complex, and he is often thought of as a tragic hero. Learn more about the character Brutus from the play 'Julius Caesar' and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Character of Cassius in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis

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

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It is about the betrayal of Julius Caesar by two of his closest friends, Brutus and Cassius. Learn more about the character Cassius and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Portia in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Quotes

7. Portia in Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Quotes

Portia is one of only two female characters in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. In this lesson, we will look at a few of her quotes and analyze her character.

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

In this lesson, you will explore the concept of fate verses free will in Shakespeare's play, 'Julius Caesar'. This lesson will instill an understanding and appreciation for the character of the soothsayer and his importance to the play.

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

Decius Brutus is a minor, yet important character in William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. Decius conspires with Brutus and others to assassinate Caesar, and he escorts Caesar to the Senate, where the conspirators wait.

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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