Shakespeare’s account of the Roman general Julius Caesar’s murder by his friend Brutus is a meditation on duty. First performed around 1599, when the English royal succession was uncertain, Julius Caesar confronts the dangers of political turmoil. Read a character analysis of Brutus, plot summary, and important quotes.
Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis.
Here's where you'll find analysis about the play as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more.
Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the play by reading these key quotes.
Quotes by Theme
- Predestination vs. Free-Will
- Ethics vs. Politics
- Misreading Augurs and Visions
Quotes by Section
- Act I, Scene i
- Act I, Scene ii
- Act I, Scene iii
- Act II, Scene i
- Act II, Scenes ii-iv
- Act III, Scene i
- Act III, Scenes ii-iii
- Act IV, Scenes i-iii
- Act V, Scenes i-iii
- Act V, Scenes iv-v
Quotes by Symbol
- Women and Wives
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