Conflict is present in most works of literature. Based on this concept, wirte an essay in relation to Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar".

Essay by ksharp1990High School, 10th grade March 2006

download word file, 3 pages 0.0

The play 'Julius Caesar' is one of the most well-known literatures written by William Shakespeare. Different types of conflicts have been presented throughout this tragic story, whether be conflicts within the nature, or between groups, individuals or self. Julius Caesar mainly emphasises on the idea of 'power' and often when power is concerned, there will be conflicts involved. The majority of conflicts shown in this play revolve around Caesar, Cassius, Brutus, Antony and the other conspirators. In general, this play has presented the conflict within the play through four different ways, and they include cosmic conflict, conflict between groups, between individuals and within individuals.

Cosmic conflict presented in the play adds significance to the play and gives the audience a foreshadowing of what is about to happen in the following act. If the Great Caesar is killed, then it changes the whole chain of beings as the act of conspiracy affects the nature to be disordered and disharmonious.

Some examples have been shown in Act 1 Scene 3 of the play where Casca spoke to Cicero about the unusual things that were happening at the time. 'Against the Capitol I met a lion who glazed upon me and went surly by without annoying me', which this is what Casca believes as the supernatural wonders and he thinks that they are bad omens. Conflict is shown through its connection with the nature in this case, adding interest to the play as well as hinting the audience of the incoming events.

The struggle within individuals is the other type of conflict shown in Julius Caesar. Brutus's psychological struggle within himself, shows his hesitant of his final decision. Eventually, Brutus joined up with the conspirators, although with different motive from them. He believed in the safety of Rome and he...