2011 Reading Challenge

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Monday, April 28

Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

So much better than I remember at 15. I had completely forgotten about Caesar's ghost and really anything except for Caesar's death. I found the battle scenes exciting and the citizens of Rome, idiots.  When I read this the first time, I remember being impressed with Antony and feeling bad for Caesar. This time, I can enjoy the more subtle complexities of each character and can understand why serious actors are drawn to them. My pity now lies with Brutus. Poor dumb Brutus. If Caesars fault was hubris, then Brutus' fault was honor. My 10th grade teacher would be impressed.