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Julius Caesar Summary Class 10 English

Summary of Julius Caesar

In this article you will study about, Julius Caesar Summary which is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is based on the real story of Roman general and politician Julius Caesar, who declared himself as the dictator of the Roman empire. His rule lasted for less than one year before his famous assassination by political rivals such as Gaius Cassius. To stop Caesar from gaining too much power the conspirators convince Caesar’s friend Brutus to join the plot against Caesar. It is one of several plays of William Shakespeare based on the true events of Roman history.

The central psychological drama of the play revolves around Brutus’s struggle for honour, patriotism, and friendship. The conspirators make clear that they did it for the good of Rome and do not attempt to flee the scene. The play ends with a tribute to Brutus by Antony because he is the only conspirator who acted for the good of Rome.

Julius Caesar Summary

Julius Caesar Summary in English

The play opens with a crowd celebrating the victory of Julius Caesar over the sons of Pompey. Julius Caesar along with his wife celebrate the feast of Lupercal where a soothsayer warns him to beware of Ides of March. Antony offers the Crown to Julius Caesar but he refuses the offer three times which the commoners love. Cassius tries to poison the mind of Marcus Brutus to stand against Julius Caesar. The tricky words of Cassius succeed in drawing Brutus into the conspiracy. Casca, who is very superstitious gets afraid of thunder, lightning, and storm over the night. Cassius being cunning interprets the bad omens in such a way that Casca also joins the conspirators.

Brutus becomes double-minded and confused to choose between his friend Julius Caesar and the well being of Romans. Ultimately he chooses the latter and the plan for the murder of Caesar is made. The following morning of the 15th of March, the wife of Julius Caesar tries to stop him as she has seen some bad omens last night. Artemidorous, who is a good wisher of Julius Caesar tries to stop him by giving him a letter but Caesar did not bother reading it. Julius Caesar reaches the Senate being unaware of the conspiracy and firstly Casca and Brutus in the last stab him to death. Brutus calms down the public by acting very wisely after the death of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony gives a diplomatic speech to enrage the crowd against the conspirators.

The conspirators flee to Asia to save themselves and prepare to attack the supporters of Julius Caesar. Cassius uses unethical means to collect money which starts a quarrel between Cassius and Brutus. Portia, the wife of Brutus swallows poison and is dead. Then comes the Ghost of Julius Caesar to warn Brutus that they will again meet at the battleground of Philippi. In the battle Cassius wrongly assumes that enemies have surrounded him, he orders his servant to stab him to death. After learning that Cassius is defeated, Brutus gets afraid of the ghost of Julius Caesar and commits suicide. Antony and Octavius reach the body of Brutus to recognize his greatness and love for the country. Antony praises Brutus and orders a formal funeral before they return to rule Rome.

Conclusion of Julius Caesar

From the play Julius Caesar we can conclude that we shall not be very ambitious so that it forces our best friend to stand against us.

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3 responses to “My Greatest Olympic Prize Summary”

  1. Tanjil says:

    The wonderful summary thank you for this.

  2. Niharika negi says:

    They did not belong to the family of gorden cook and you also didn’t write the spelling correct it’s James cook πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‘

  3. hmMmm says:

    What’s funny is that Miss Fairchild said the line- “Money isn’t everything. But people always misunderstand things and remain stupid-” when she herself misunderstood the situation.

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