Julius Caesar


Key Facts

Title: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Type of book: play

Genre: history play/ tragedy

Original language: English

Written in: London, 1599

Originally published: 1623, in Shakespeare’s First Folio

Narrator: none

Tense: present

Protagonist: Brutus

Set in: the ancient Roman Empire, 44 BCE

Point of view: varies by scene

Climax: Believing the battle to be lost, Cassius commits suicide and declares that Caesar is now avenged.

Falling action: Titinius commits suicide; Brutus recognizes defeat and commits suicide; Antony and Octavius discover Brutus’s corpse and order that he be given an honorable burial.

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