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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

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.

Characters

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