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Topic - Shakespeare'S "Julius Caesar
First, let's acknowledge that Garry Wills' book-length discussion of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" is full of useful information and likely to be an indispensable companion to students of the play in years to come. It collects in one place much of what you need to know about Shakespeare's knowledge of the classical world and, up to a point, offers a useful account of what he was doing with it in the play.
Thus, he tells us that "each leading character has his own self interest in mind, his own pride (which he thinks of as honor)."
Later he writes that "the way these men mirror one another shows how the political dynamics of an honor-fueled drive for power makes competitors resemble their opposites."