Julius Caesar

The Ides of March (Calphurnia)

Submitted by Sarah B. on Sat, 08/29/2009 - 22:09

(I wrote this a while ago while reading Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," and I just found it again. It's from Calphurnia's point of view - Caesar's wife.)

I hear a shouting in the steets:
"Liberty!" they cry. "Tyranny's dead!"
Their robes are torn and crimson-stained;
The Senate floor's awash with red.

You have torn me from my lover -
Take me then, and reunite!
There's no better day to die;
I dreamed of death the other night.

The others cry, they shout for vengence.
What care I for revenge today?

A Tragic Hero?

Submitted by Kyleigh on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 14:55

A Tragic Hero?
Many who read William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, conclude that Marcus Brutus is the hero of the play. Shakespeare himself concludes, “this [Brutus] was the noblest Roman of them all.” However, many times Brutus shows himself to be more of a coward than a hero. Brutus betrays his friend, he plans to kill Caesar in an unfair way, and he commits suicide. Brutus, therefore, is a coward.