Themes in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Read this article to know about the themes in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. To read other works of Shakespeare, refer to this section.

>>Also read:- Summary of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

>>Also read:- Characters in Julius Caesar

A Political Play:

This play concentrates mainly on political aspects of the society. Every nation has a certain

Julius Caesar Theme

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type of government which it deserves. The type of government doesn’t change by the death or murder of the ruler.

In the play, Julius Caesar, we see that the subjects treat the ruler as God (Know more about Aristotle’s concept of God) & have no issues. Though some of the people try to change the government, they fail to do so because the subjects have love & respect for their ruler.

This can be judged by the reaction of mob over the speech of Mark Antony. Though Caesar dies in the play, the Ceasarism, which the conspirators wanted to end remains alive as Mark Antony himself ascends the throne.

A Tragedy:

This play is based on the tragedy (Know more about Shakespearean Tragedy) of major characters who die because of their own mistakes. Julius Caesar dies because of his ego & increasing power.

Brutus dies because of his idealism. Cassius dies because of assuming a secondary position in the conspiracy & agreeing to the wrong decisions of Brutus.

Thus this play is the tragedy of characters.

>>Also read:- Summary of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

>>Also read:- Characters in Julius Caesar

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