Plot in Julius Caesar
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is based on historical accounts of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. After a series of successful military campaigns and the defeat of Pompey, Julius Caesar rose into a dictatorial role. A group of Roman politicians—namely Cassius and Brutus—found Caesar’s rise to power alarming. They sought to restore balance to the Roman government by assassinating Caesar, which they succeeded in doing on March 15, 44 BCE. The assassination threw Rome into a state of upheaval. Mark Antony and Octavian Augustus formed a resistance, and defeated the forces of Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi.
Plot Examples in Julius Caesar:
Act I - Scene II🔒
"I have heard Where many of the best respect in Rome, Except immortal Caesar, speaking of Brutus,(65) And groaning underneath this age's yoke, Have wish'd that noble Brutus had his eyes...." See in text (Act I - Scene II)