Presentation on theme: "Themes within Julius Caesar Ms. Tennant. Misuse use of Power as a Corruptive Force Ambition turning to tragedy Eagerness to be great Jealousy and."— Presentation transcript:
Themes within Julius Caesar Ms. Tennant
Misuse use of Power as a Corruptive Force Ambition turning to tragedy Eagerness to be great Jealousy and resentment that develops as a result of success
Loyalty Where does it lie and is there any time when it can falter? The value of relationships Brutus & Caesar Brutus & Portia Antony & Caesar Cassius & dissenters to Pompey
Honor & Suicide Is it more important to live with your own ideals and values of honor and dignity than to succumb to the ideals of another? How does suicide tie in with honor for the characters in the play? The preference to die than to live under the rule of another
Role of Women There are only 2 instances were women have speaking roles in the play, yet these occurrences are powerful indications of the roles women played during this period Portia Calpurnia How they are received by their men Modern society
Fate vs. Freewill “…the fault of our stars…” – Cassius Superstition Are we destined to live and die in a particular way or do we choose the course we take which can ultimately lead to demise? Caesar Brutus – decision making Cassius Actions of minor characters in the play
Pride How the lack of humility can lead to becoming a tragic flaw What is the difference between pride and having a healthy amount of confidence? Do multiple characters illustrate this?
Public Self vs. Private Self Identify struggle: Who are your really? Are you the same person behind closed doors that you are when others are around?
Manipulation The use of rhetorical language (speech) to gain power and influence large crowds and individuals For those who fall victim to this, what does it seem to reveal about that character’s nature?