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Archetypal Julius Caesar

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JULIUS CAESAR I. How would you decribe the archetype portrayed by Brutus? Quiz! "Rome is the central protagonist of the play." (Mahon, "Providence in Julius Caesar." "Octavius nor Julius can be considered the play's protagonist, they both function crucially as enablers." (Mahon, "Providence in Julius Caesar." "Brutus is not free to act or free not to act."
(Boulukos, The Cobbler and the Tribunes in Julius Caesar.) II. Who is the main protagonist of the play?
a. Brutus
b. Rome
c. Cassius
d. Caesar III. How do the conspirators percieve Caesar in terms of archetypes? IV. What archetype could be used to describe Cassius
a. Tyrant
b. Murderer
c. Wiseman
d. Revolutionary V. How did the previous image cotrast the conspirator's view of Caesar? "Cassius would rather kill himself then live as a bond man to Caesar."(Boulukos, The Cobbler and the Tribunes in Julius Caesar.) Archetypal "...not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." (Shakespeare: 117) I speak not to dispute what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know." (Shakespeare: 123) Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me Never looked but on my back. When they shall see The face of Caesar, they are vanished." (Shakespeare: 75) Works Cited Mahon, John W. "Providence in Julius Caesar." Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Ed. Beatrice Batson. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2006. 91-110. Rpt. in Shakespearean Criticism. Vol. 115. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Literature Resource Center. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. Boulukos, Athanasios. "The Cobbler and the Tribunes in Julius Caesar." Modern Language Notes 119.5 (Dec. 2004): 1083-1089. Rpt. in Shakespearean Criticism. Vol. 115. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Literature Resource Center. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. "Cassius denigrates Caesar and manipulates Brutus into joining a conspiracy against the dictator." (Mahon: Providence in Julius Caesar) Parker, Barbara L. "Julius Caesar." Plato's Republic and Shakespeare's Rome: A Political Study of the Roman Works. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004. 74-91. Rpt. in Shakespearean Criticism. Ed. Michelle Lee. Vol. 95. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 Dec. 2010. Yu, Jeffrey J. "Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Erasmus's De Copia, and Sentential Ambiguity." Comparative Drama 41.1 (Spring 2007): 79-106. Rpt. in Shakespearean Criticism. Ed. Michelle Lee. Vol. 133. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 Dec. 2010.
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