A brief picture of Julius Caesar play
A very influential and powerful section of the senators is jealous of the rising power and glory of Julius Caesar. Cassius, a master schemer, hatches a conspiracy to eliminate Caesar. He is backed by several others like Casca and Cimber. To give legitimacy to their dark designs, they finally rope in Brutus. Brutus is the most trusted and respected man in Rome. Brutus, the idealist joins the conspiracy feeling that Caesar’s murder is necessary for the freedom of Rome.
Antony, a trusted friend, and confidant of Caesar is a master manipulator and a matchless orator. He amuses the basic passions of the Roman mob. He is able to create sympathy for Caesar and directs the anger and hatred of the mob against the conspirators.
Julius Caesar is a great general of Rome, who has recently won a civil war against Pompey and returns to Rome in triumph.
He is beloved by many, almost to idolatry, and hated by some. He is somewhat old, not as physically powerful as he believes, deaf in the left ear, and subject to epileptic fits. He is also pompous and given to speaking of himself in the third person. He is hopeful that his wife’s barrenness may be cured during the Feast of Lupercal. A good leader of men, he has good instincts about them that he does not always listen to. He refuses to be crowned king when the crowd approves his refusal, despite an evident desire to accept the crown. He is swayed by his wife’s fears for a time, but the thought of receiving a crown, and appeals to his vanity — such as the thought that he might be considered a coward — convince him to go to the Capitol in spite of Calpurnia’s premonitions. He plays…