Women In Julius Caesar

Topics: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, William Shakespeare / Pages: 9 (2112 words) / Published: Jan 5th, 2015
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Women in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Iftikhar Hussain Lone



Nature herself was proud of his designs,
And joyed to wear the dressing of his lines,
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Iftikhar Hussain Lone
Women in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar


Which were richly spun and woven so fit
And, since, she will vouchsafe no other wit. (On Shakespeare –Ben Jonson)
Vividness and Spontaneity in Characterization
William Shakespeare’s capital gift was to depict characters, both historical and imaginary, with a surpassing vividness and spontaneity. His characters differ in sex, age, state of life, virtues and vices but are all alike in being ‘alive’. Whether good ‘or’ bad, moving among the realities of history ‘or’ among the most romantic happenings, his characters possess an unfailing humanity, and striking realism: Rosalind, Portia, Juliet, Cleopatra,
Caesar, Brutus, Orlando, Shylock, Touchstone, not to mention the great tragic heroes – indeed the catalogue is endless.
Shakespeare – A Feminist?

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare, it is claimed by many modern critics, was a feminist. Shapiro, for example goes on to claim that Shakespeare was “the noblest feminist of them all”. Though historically untrue, it can be put forth that ‘patriarchy’ is more at the centre of his tragedies.
Msluskie believes: “Shakespeare wrote for male entertainment”.

William Shakespeare,

because of his extraordinary genius for portraying human behavior, deftly depicted the
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Cited: Primacy Sources Shakespeare, William, Julius Caesar (Penguin London, first published, 1967). Bowden, William R. “The Mind of Brutus”. Shakespeare Quarterly. 17 (1966): 57 Holderness, Loughrey and Murphy, Shakespeare: The Roman Plays (Longman, London and New York, 1996) Hunter, G.K. Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994 Kahn, Coppelia, Roman Shakespeare (Rutledge, London and New York, 1997. Paimer, D.J. “Tragic Error in Julius Caesar” Shakespeare Quarterly. 21-22 (1970): 299. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Inc. 1997.

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