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Several passions are dramatized in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar." Choose one of them (such as justice, vengeance, ambition, love, or honor) and write a paragraph about how that passion is illustrated in the action of the play.

please give some ideas to kick start...

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    Check the Themes and Motifs section here.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/juliuscaesar/themes.html

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    the Inflexibility versus Compromise section describes about honor right?

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    That would reflect honor, but also look at the Public Self vs Private self section....

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    that section talks about how brutus forgets his honor n loyality by killing his friend..... am i right?

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    Here are some quotes from that which might give you a starting place. Then there is Antony's speech. "Caesar was an Honorable man....etc."

    " Brutus puts aside his personal loyalties and shuns thoughts of Caesar the man, his friend; instead, he acts on what he believes to be the public’s wishes and kills Caesar the leader, the imminent dictator."

    "Indeed, Cassius lacks all sense of personal honor and shows himself to be a ruthless schemer."

    "Caesar recognizes that certain events lie beyond human control; to crouch in fear of them is to enter a paralysis equal to, if not worse than, death. It is to surrender any capacity for freedom and agency that one might actually possess. Indeed, perhaps to face death head-on, to die bravely and honorably, is Caesar’s best course"

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    OOOPPPPSSSS.... Brutus is an honorable man... Here is the quote...

    2. He was my friend, faithful and just to me.
    But Brutus says he was ambitious,
    And Brutus is an honourable man.

    When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.

    Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
    And Brutus is an honourable man.

    I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
    Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?
    Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
    And sure he is an honourable man. (III.ii.82–96)

    Explanation for Quotation #2

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    thanx for the ideas!! :d

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    oh btw is this line, "Am I entreated to Speak and Strike? O Rome I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, then receivest thy full petition at the hand of Brutus" from Julius Caesar?

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    http://shakespeare.mit.edu/julius_caesar/julius_caesar.2.1.html

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    thanx!!

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