Julius Caesar | Critical Essay by Barbara L. Parker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Julius Caesar.
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Critical Essay by Barbara L. Parker

SOURCE: Parker, Barbara L. “The Whore of Babylon and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 35 (spring 1995): 251-69.

In the following essay, Parker suggests that Julius Caesar may be read as a satire of Papal Rome, in which Caesar represents the Antichrist.

Julius Caesar is an odd mix of elements. It contains no apparent love interest and, with two exceptions, is populated wholly by men. Its monolithic maleness encompasses the minor characters as well as the major ones, from the Cobbler to the Poets to, it seems, the Romans themselves: in his oration, Antony seven times refers to his auditors as “men” or “countrymen” (women he conspicuously ignores), and Brutus neglects “shows of love” to “other men.”...

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