Shakespeare also may have had a small part in writing the play Double Falsehood, first published in and thought to be mainly the work of Fletcher.
Who is the play's central character? Even as studies and biographies of Shakespeare proliferate, the authorship controversy shows few signs of subsiding, and books, scholarly essays, and, more recently, websites continue to be devoted to the question.
Most significantly, we see Cassius deliberately mislead Brutus by arranging to have fake notes left on his chair and thrown in at his window as if the people were encouraging him to rise against Caesar.
While little is known of Shakespeare's boyhood, he probably attended the grammar school in Stratford, where he would have been educated in the classics, particularly Latin grammar and literature. The publisher, Thomas Thorpe, wrote a dedication to the first edition in which he claimed that a person with the initials W.
As so often in such situations, the conspirators fall victim to what is called the law of unintended consequences. Caesar's opinion of himself throughout shows that he complies with that attitude.
Kastan, ed. Both of them have weakened their own cause by continuing to display the same flaws each exhibited in the early acts. Brutus attempts to put the republic over his personal relationship with Caesar and kills him.
Authorship For about years after his death no one seemed to doubt that Shakespeare wrote the works attributed to him. Cassius and Brutus commit an act of violence to keep Rome free; they end up with chaos and civil war.
Champion Brutus reads the letters and, after much moral debate, decides to join the conspiracy, thinking that Caesar should be killed to prevent him from doing anything against the people of Rome if he were ever to be crowned.