Sunday, November 27, 2005

I have just finished the book. I loved it, however it confused me somewhat. Why did they kill themselves just because they killed Caesar? At first, they were so proud of themselves and they thought it would improve the Roman Empire (because they prevented a possible dictorship). Then, they feared that Caesar's spirit would avenge them somehow. I think it is impossible for Caesar's spirit to interfere with them physically since his spirit is a supernatural being. I can understand if they felt guilty or they couldn't handle their actions (and it affected negatively in an emotional way). However, couldn't they find an alternative way to deal with their emotions and problems instead of killing themselves?
In addition, I consider Brutus very noble. He saw that his emotional problems (with his problems to deal with his actions and betrayal to Caesar) were greater than he could handle, so he admitted his mistakes. That was a very noble act of him, and I consider his suicide noble (instead of nonsensical) because it shows that he is still somewhat loyal to Caesar (because he showed Caesar and others that Caesar is still powerful in death and that no one can overpower him).

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'm up to Act 5, Scene 3 now. I don't understand why Cassius killed himself. I know he thinks the battle was lost, but couldn't someone tell him that there was still something to fight for? And why would Pindarus run away if it was his order to kill Cassius? He couldn't be punished for obeying his master. What was the point of Titanius killing himself?? I think Caesar cursed them so all the conspirators would die as his revenge upon them. What do you think?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I am up to act 5 of Julius Caesar. I love this book. However, it confuses me when Cassius and Brutus insult each other and yet they say that they are lovers (friends). Why would they insult each other then?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

In addition, I find the language in this book to be very easy to understand. Some of the things that the characters say is confusing (and weird), but I still find it easy to understand. This book is so easy to follow too. I actually like this book now!

I have read up to Act 3, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar. I don't understand why Brutus really wanted to murder Caesar. I can understand that Cassius convinced Brutus to help kill Caesar if he wanted to become the king and convinced him that if Caesar was to be king, then the Roman Empire would be ruled by a tyrant. However, I just don't understand why Brutus would betray Caesar so badly. Cassius, on the other hand, is just trying to secure a place in the empire for himself. Well, that's what I think. What about you guys?