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, the plot summary, and important quotes.


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed scene-by-scene Summary & Analysis, the Full Play Summary, or the Full Play Analysis of Julius Caesar.


See a complete list of the characters in Julius Caesar and in-depth analyses of Brutus, Julius Caesar, Antony, Cassius, Portia, Calpurnia, and Octavius.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Julius Caesar, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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