Julius Caesar Social Class Analysis

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Roles and social classes are important in both Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew, because in each story both families come from a wealthier social class. In the movie of Julius Caesar when Julius went to defeat Gaul he payed Pompey for soldiers; this was not cheap. Thus, Julius was able to do this because of his social class. Similarly, in The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio wanted to marry a woman (Katherine) who came from a family with money. Petruchio received news that Katherine, the daughter of Baptiste, was due to be married, and she came from a wealthy family. In Act 1 scene two Petruchio states, “ If thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio’s wife.” Petruchio’s only reason for wanting to marry Katherine was for her money. Julius Caesar played the important role of the protector of Rome. In Julius Caesar, his role affects him because, he became the king of Rome giving him great power. However, this also…show more content…
A similarity in each book is, both families come from money. Another similarity is in the story of Julius Caesar, the conspirators believed that Julius just wanted the power, and did not care about the good of Rome. Likewise, in The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio wanted power over Katherine, he wanted her to do what he wanted just as he wanted. Additionally, they each had big egos. In the story of Julius Caesar, although in the beginning he did not have a large ego, as Julius kept winning battles his ego became a problem. As an example, in not thinking about the consequences of his decisions he would put his soldiers in sometimes dangerous situations without hesitation; if it meant he might gain the upper hand. Similarly, in The Taming of the Shrew Katherine was simply born with a big ego. Ultimately, she felt that because she was rich and pretty she was simply entitled, “ I pray you, sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these
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