Ch.Balaswamy, Asst. Prof. of English, has authored a paper and was published in Indian Streams Research Journal
The exposition of human nature is at its zenith in Shakespeare's tragic and historical play Julius Caesar which has 'its magnificent scenes and memorable characters.'1 The play is a study of love, friendship and human relationships. It answers the questions like why does an honest man err? Why do friends misunderstand each other and go to the extent of murdering each other? Why even good qualities like bravery and truthfulness get punished? The present article is a study of the concepts like honesty, bravery and jealousy which emerge from the play. These qualities are portrayed in the personalities of the major characters who become symbols of these qualities. Julius Caesar is a
different kind of tragedy because here, all the major characters get killed whether good or bad.
KEYWORDS:character, tragedy, play,