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The Constant Parallels Of Julius Ceaser

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The Constant Parallels of Julius Caesar Throughout the play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, there are constant parallels used in describing people versus their community. The play begins in the beautiful streets of Rome and ends in bloody chaos. Shakespeare chooses to add in many different examples using the environment of the play to express what the people are thinking. Caesar is rich and powerful but ends up week, just as the environment in the play. The blood on the battlefield is like the blood of Caesar and the others who were murdered or committed suicide. And the drastic changes in the community are the same as the changes in the people who dwell there.Rome, a beautiful place full of flowers, perfectly lined streets and perfectly lined attitudes to match. Caesar is in charge, the commoners love him, the rich love him, and nothing could be more perfect. Caesar's greatness reflects the greatness of the town, a ruling power and a cooperative nation. The flowers in Rome represent the love and unity that the people have towards Caesar. But that can be taken two ways, either that the people, like flowers, just stand there and look pretty or that they reflect on how they are treated. A flower will live and thrive if given enough sunlight and water but without the "ruler" how can it survive. As is in this play.Red, pain, death, these are all things that people think of with one simple word, blood. Caesar was "stabbed in the back" by the one person he trusted and the environment in the play was drastically changed also, from the happy streets of Rome to being stabbed in the back, literally, at the battlefield. Once Caesar was killed the world around him slowly started to die as well. Rome slowly became the small homes...

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