About The Author: About The Author William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon“. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. Themes in Julius Caesar: Themes in Julius Caesar An idealistic person can be manipulated by a clever and perhaps unscrupulous person. If the rightful ruler is deposed or killed, chaos will result. Ordinary people are swayed by effective oratory; thus, they can be changed into a dangerous mob. Ambitions can change a man’s character so that he no longer seeks the good for all men but, rather, seeks more power for himself. Power tends to corrupt those who hold it. People can easily delude themselves into thinking the end justifies the means. INTRODUCTION: This is a historical play written by William Shakespeare In this play ,he has used incidents from ancient Roman history. The background of the play is ROME-the capital of Italy. INTRODUCTION Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar Full Name - GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR Birth - JULY12,100 B C or 102 B C Death - MARCH15,44 B C Father - GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR Mother - AURELIA COTTA Offspring - 1).JULIA CAESARIS 2).CAESARION Consort -1) POMPEIA (68 B C -63 B ) -2)CALPURNIA PISONIS (59 B C - 44 BC) IMPORTANT CHARACTERS: IMPORTANT CHARACTERS DECIUS BRUTUS- A member of the senate & plays important role in assassination 1)Great manipulator 2) Clever CASSIUS -The main conspirator. Inspirer and organizer of the conspiracy METTELUS CIMBER-One of the conspirators whose brother was banished by Caesar on the charge of treason. OTHER CHARACTERS-CINNA,CASCA FIRST CITIZEN, SECOND CITIZEN,THIRD CITIZEN &FOURTH CITIZEN Caesar’s Assassination Chart: Caesar’s Assassination Chart Victim Assassins Problem Goal Result Julius Caesar (44 B.C.) Rome Brutus, Cassius, and others Caesar was becoming too popular. Some Romans feared he would become a tyrant. To remove the political threat of Caesar becoming King. Civil war – at the end, Octavius Augustus became the emperor. PowerPoint Presentation: SUMMARY WITH IMPORTANT EVENTS The play begins with Caesar coming back victorious after defeating Pompey’s sons Calpurnia’s dream and request to Caesar not to go to the capitol. Interpretation of Calpurnia’s dream by Decius Brutus Caesar goes to the senate Mettelus Cimber submits petition to Caesar to recall his banished brother Publius Cimberfrom the banishment . Other conspirators support him. Caesar turns down the petition. The conspirators stab Caesar to death. Speech of Marcus Brutus giving reasons of Caesar’ murder Antony’s speech .Turns the mob against the conspirators PowerPoint Presentation: Julius Caesar is the story of a man 's personal dilemma over moral action, set against a backdrop of strained political drama. Julius Caesar, an able general and a conqueror returns to Rome amidst immense popularity after after defeating the sons of Pompey. The people celebrate his victorious return and he is offered the crown by Mark Antony which he refuses. Jealous of Caesar 's growing power and afraid he may one day become a dictator, Cassius instigates a conspiracy to murder Caesar. He realizes that in order to gain legitimacy in the eyes of the Romans, he must win over the noble Brutus to his side for Brutus is the most trusted and respected man in Rome. Brutus, the idealist, joins the conspiracy feeling everyone is driven by motives as honorable as his own. Ironically, Caesar is murdered at the foot of Pompey 's statue.