Act 1 of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" introduces the major themes and characters of the play by showing Caesar's ambition and the machinations of the conspirators. The first scene displays the Romans' love ... More »

William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" contains a pun in which a cobbler plays with the implied double meaning of the word "soles," which is a homophone for "souls." This line of dialogue appears in Act 1, Scene 1 of... More »

In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, begs him to stay home because she dreamed of his murder. At this point in the play, Act 2, Scene 2, Brutus and other Roman senators have decided to... More »

The following speech from Mark Antony is a piece of imagery from Act 5 of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar:" "Villains, you did not so, when your vile daggers / Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar: / You show'd... More »

In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, begs him to stay home because she dreamed of his murder. At this point in the play, Act 2, Scene 2, Brutus and other Roman senators have decided to... More »

An example of dramatic irony in "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare is when Caesar is warned about the Ides of March by the soothsayer. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something that the character does n... More »

In Act II, scene II of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Calpurnia dreams that a Caesar statue was bleeding and that while smiling, Romans went to the statue and soaked their hands in the blood. She sees this a... More »