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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: Act 1 Scene 1 [English Literature]

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hello and welcome back friends this is

our next lesson in the series Julius

Caesar and this is all about act 1 and

scene first and second this will be an

overview and I hope before your coming

for this you would have already have a

read of what is written the text of the

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the ways used here I'm a poet at heart

and economists are no student a theatre

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Academy now the first question which

will come into your mind now is what is

Julius Caesar and why should I care

so Julius is a play that will have at

its background the story of one of the

greatest Roman Emperor who becomes very

powerful and now those closest to him

begin to be afraid that he may gain too

much power and they conspired they

currently have a conspiracy to

assassinate him and in fact he is

assassinated in a pretty brutal way so

there's a deliberate use of the word

brutal here by me because Brutus kills

him and so it will become from Brutus

the noun to brutal the objective this is

to act against the norm because Julius

Caesar he will be knives over and over

and over again he'll be stabbed again

and again then in the second part of the

play we will see the decline of the

state will watch Rome go into a tailspin

and there there will be no suppose a


so the supposed jeweler was Julius

Caesar so he is removed from power and

there's what we call a power vacuum

now who will lead so out of this steps

out three primary players and will then

try to gain power and in this process

Rome itself begins to decline so six

fuse all in all interested in politics

involved in what leads up to

assassination and then what happens

after it so the play is really not about

Julius Caesar the play is really about

Brutus and why we go we'll realize why

this play is a tragedy and that is more

about this amazing character we've got

Brutus Brutus is an amazing amazing

character according to me because

he goes through very different decision

he goes to a very different decision

which is against his own conscience and

which alternatively leads to his own

German Caesar himself he's mostly

Backstairs and we will see that Julius

is only a couple of time appears in the

plane in once he's dead then the real

play begins six times a great speech

writer but Julius seasons play in which

two important speeches they are

juxtaposed they are placed side by side

and those pizzas become the most

important speeches in the history of

locution as we call it public speaking

one was so lucky and the other was the

assigned Salah look he is something

which we speak alone without any other

character on one stage and you will be

speaking it directly to the audiences

the audience's who are seeing you and

aside is something when you step out of

the crowd in some sideways and then

speak about what you're feeling inside

so aside usually tells as a

psychological there are enduring of the

character a side of the speed is very

important in that case so that's it okay

now in JC 101 like one act and these are

the characters first a few can always go

have a look at it and we'll have a

character analysis lesson after we have

done the whole play so initially we will

see that JC act 1 scene 1 it begins on a

street the framing sequence is a street

it's the great city of Rome and 6p

almost always opens up his plays in

places other than England so immediately

we see a difference in class there's a

difference between two classes there's

the upper class which is always the

least and but this all they always the

best then we have this lower class which

are always physically the most and do

not have any powers so they are socially

and economically the least but the upper

part which it is very least in its least

in the physical terms they are not many

people who are in this class but

actually socially economically these are

the most well

privileged and powerful people so will

one we will see one more thing that JC

is like Julius Caesar is out the middle

class and he gains the power and takes

over the upper class to become powerful


then the upper-class fear that he may

become a tyrant so we can see in the

scene that people are all dressed up and

they're running our own streets the

shouting hoorah hoorah because Caesar

has returned

so expectation is that today Julius

Caesar will be named the king a term

that English loved but Romans don't

because English kings have total power

so Rome never allowed Kings to take upon

these people subjects instead English

loved the term king they were very much

into love of it now we see that two of

the upper middle class people like

slaves and muralists they are gentlemen

and they speak to the lower class that

he was so fickle the carpenter the

cobbler and there are other plebeians to

common people as well there so they just

tell him that they're you people are so

fickle and we realize that like there's

one important line I would like all of

you to listen because in its very

metaphorically important for this play

there was Makaveli and he said just

listen to the words he who builds on the

people builds on the mud so we have seen

what kind of structures are build on mud

all those structures are always very bad

they're bad structures they're very

unstable so this kind of structure or

the popularity which builds on the

ground of common people the plebeians it

is very very short living so it's a

trust common people so there are certain

questions which come up in our mind and

these questions are the questions of

leadership the question of politics the

question of how a group of people get

along and a question of who will be

their leader and who will be the

follower now we'll see that Pompey and

Julius Caesar both were great and mighty

warriors there is no ignorance to the

fact but Pompey was the old fire he

didn't have the kind of fire which

Julius Caesar Harun JC was the new kid

in the town he was the one who is going

around everyplace increasing his

popularity so supporters of Pompey two

of them we have muralist and

have flavie's they challenged these

lower-class saying that Pompey was a far

greater Emperor and far superior warrior

so there's a sense of jealous tension in

the plain in this scene with your lies

we immediately realize quickly realized

that there is a sense of jealousy in the

scene now the first thing is flavors and

muralists reprimanded flavors becomes

too far to say that these people that

you are idiots

now notice they don't respond by saying

no we're not idiots why because these

people are all stroke rats they can say

anything to them they won't mind and

they have the power to say all of that

the second thing is there's awareness of

the fact that they are not interested in

celebrating Julius Caesar

I mean slavish and mirrorless they are

not interested in celebrating Julius

Caesar because there's a hint of tension

now there will be a group of guys to

assassinate Julius Caesar the potential

king so we can see here itself that

these two people they are a part of that

potential group which will be coming to

kill Caesar then in the next act

JC act like ethanol sorry the scene

second do you see an intro to the Seas

of the flame now the Seas of the player

I mean you say that almost everyone in

this play has a name which starts from

sea we can see we have Caesar we have

Casca cases zero California a lot of

people so the opening is that there are

several major characters we can see

Jesse himself in this scene and the food

like this is the scene you can always

have a look at it then we can see lots

of people coming with him we can see

case his case this is a very interesting

character because he will be making

observations about Jesse the tension the

drama he'll be making it that he's the

guy who keeps on saying to your best

friend that I don't like him by gonna

talk to him don't talk to her so he's

the guy who creates tension and tension

played out and more visible contracts

Gaddis cases then we have Antony Antony

Mark Antony he's a pawn of fur Caesar

we'll see it in California julius caesar

has tendency to mess around her then we

have the central figure brutus so we

can't think of him without thinking of

the objective brutal the bad guy but he

is the

good guy he is one of the most honorable

man in all of Rome he's the AC's closest

confidant JC and Reuters they're friends

that'll be significant at the very

beginning because it's like it's

supposed to like JC supposed to respect

Reuters but he's a person foremost a

patriot to Rome will see that Brutus

says that love for my country is more

than the love for Caesar

he loves his city and he wants to only

act to health history we see that cases

he has a personal hidden reason to be

really worried about julius caesar's

rising popularity but Brutus has nothing

to do with it cases wants Brutus of

Jesse's rising power but Brutus ride

away shrugs it and shrugs him that he's

not interested in any nasty plans

towards Julius Caesar so the number one

word after Brutus like we have got is

very loyal Julius Caesar Julius Caesar's

most loyal friend Brutus we can see in

this kind of thing so therefore the last

words of Caesar when he says it's to

brute because he can believe any other

conspirator can neither him but root

this can't so we know what's coming for

Caesar but it's going to be how it


it's not like something ever revealed

the plot of the most suspense most

greatest suspense movie of the year it's

like we all know that Caesar is going to

be how it's going to happen with Caesar

the process is important not the end

so the path second of the play is we'll

deal with what happens after Jesse falls

the power vacuum dial is made up in the

whole structure of Roman Republic that

is important for us so we can always see

the dramatic significance of this act

are the most common people they are very

fond of Caesar but they are very fickle

that's again important because we will

see in the at second scene second that

these people are always doing their

heads on either sides they do not have

have an allegiance to one side there are

doubts and fears about Caesars rise in

the minds of the elite class the

upper-middle class because Caesar is not

a part of them

they are seeing Caesar as an exogenous

force someone from the lower classes who

is coming

to pick them up who's coming to pick

their parts so they feel about Caesar

and here the personification is found in

two characters slave use and muralists

so that's it for this lesson

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