Theme Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Is it sexist?

Gender roles

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar can be viewed as sexist because if the role genders play in the play. Women are portrayed as weak, irrelevant, and emotional characters, while the men are portrayed are Independent, strong minded individuals. A perfect example would be when Calpurnia didn't want Caesar to go because of the dream she had. Although Calpurnia seemed very worried, Caesar still disregarded her wishes. She even states that, "yet now they fright me, there is one within" This symbolizes how the women are shown as irrelevant. Another example of unequal gender roles would be Portia (Brutus wife) harming herself because she doesn't want him to get caught. In that part of the play she is shown as very emotional and weak. she even states that, "ay me how weak a thing,the heart of a woman is!"