The workings of the life force in Shakespeare's “Julius Caesar”

Amanda Elvira Cuellar, University of Texas at El Paso


In this paper, the idea that Shakespeare's Caesar is just as Shavian as Shaw's representation of Julius Caesar is explored. In addition, an examination of the characteristics of the Life Force that prevail in Caesar and Cleopatra is presented. I compare these characteristics to the qualities described in Shakespeare's play. Ultimately, both rulers employ the power of the Life Force which exemplifies each man's genius.

Subject Area

British and Irish literature

Recommended Citation

Cuellar, Amanda Elvira, "The workings of the life force in Shakespeare's “Julius Caesar”" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1473857.