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Themes and issues 3 1 The political theme
Dramatic techniques 4 1 Shakespeares use of his source
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action actor Antony's appeal Artemidorus assassination audience battle Brutus and Cassius Brutus's speech Caesar's blood Caesar's spirit Calpurnia Casca Cassius's character Cicero Cinna comedy Commentary conspiracy conspirators contrast critical crowd crown death deceive Decius defeated dramatic Elizabethan emotion emphasise enemies Falstaff fear final gives Globe Theatre gods grief heart heaven hero honour human idealism ides of March II.i imagery ironic irony Julius Caesar killed king Lepidus Ligarius love for Caesar Lucius Lupercal Mark Antony Marullus Marullus's Messala Metellus mind moral moved murder of Caesar nature Nervii nobility noble persuade physical play Plutarch political Pompey Pompey's portents Portia previous scene public image quarrel reason recognise refusal revenge rhetorical Richard Burbage Roman Rome says Scene i Summary Senate sense senseless things Shakespeare shows speak spirit of Caesar stage storm suggests suicide symbolic sympathy tell theatre themes things thou Titinius tragedy tragic triumph Triumvirs tyranny words