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Julius Caesar

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 128 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: William Shakespeare
Key Words: Classics, Literature, Plays, Drama, Fiction, Shakespeare

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Book Description:

In Shakespeare's play, Mark Antony, Caesar's best friend, calls Julius Caesar "the noblest man that ever lived in the tide of times," and Brutus, one of the men who murdered him, acknowledges that he has killed "the foremost man of all this world." Read what moved these men to remove such a man from the Roman seat of authority and how their vision concluded.


Illustrations - 1 Incident

A man wearing only a loincloth


Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 6 Incidents

h*ll, d*mn, d*mn*d

Anatomical Terms - 2 Incidents


Scatological Terms - 13 Incidents


Religious Profanities - 2 Incidents


Derogatory Terms - 3 Incidents

b*st*rdy, niggard, b*st*rd

Violence - 8 Incidents

There is some violence as the story revolves around the murder of the ruler and two armies going to battle.

It mentions that the conspirators "bathe their hands in Caesar's blood."

A man is saying he's doesn't want to be a butcher, mentioning hacking limbs etc.

"She dreamt tonight she saw my statue, which like a fountain with an hundred spouts did run pure blood, and many lusty Romans came smiling and did bathe their hands in it."

"Let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood up to the elbows and besmear our swords ... waving our red weapons o'er our heads."

"That mothers shall but smile when they behold their infants quarter'd with the hands of war."

Describes the murder of Caesar.

GRAPHIC: Describes the murder of Caesar.

Conversation Topics - 11 Incidents

Soothesayers, horoscopes, omens, superstitious signs, prayers and offerings to the gods etc., according to Roman customs, are mentioned throughout the book.

There are a few suicides, after the Roman custom, to fall on your sword rather than become a prisoner.

There is a ghost that visits the living.

There is some drinking throughout.

Mentions exorcist and is explained in the Notes.

Mentions augurers and is explained in the Notes.

A woman commits suicide by swallowing burning coals.

Some men ask for wine to bury the tragedy they just heard about

A man asks his servant to run him through with a sword.

Another man runs himself through with a sword.

A man explains why he is committing suicide.

Sexual Content

Making Out/Sex - 1 Incident

GRAPHIC: The word "awl" is used but with sexual innuendo, referring to the tool for piercing holes but in connection with "women's matters,"

Miscellaneous - 16 Incidents

The term "honourable loins" is used.

In the Notes it explains that the feast of Lupercal is to honor the fertility god.

In the Notes it explains that young men ran naked through the city, touching spectators with leather thongs.

"Touch Calpurnia, for ... the barren, touched in this holy chase, shake off their sterile curse,"

The word "breast" is used to mean heart.

The word "bosom" is used to mean heart.

The word "breast" is used to mean heart.

A woman wants to know why her husband is distraught and asks if she's no longer his wife but a harlot

The word "sex" is used to mean gender.

The word "bosom" is used to mean heart.

The term "honourable loins" is used.

The term "naked breast" is used to mean bare chest.

The word "bosom" is used to mean heart.

The word "bosom" is used to mean heart.

"Young men... which run naked through the city, striking in sport them they meet in their way with leather thongs... And many noblewomen and gentlewomen also go of purpose to stand in their way, and do put forth their hands to be stricken... persuading themselves that, being with child, they shall have good delivery, and also, being barren, that it will make them to conceive with child.

The term "naked breast" is used to mean bare chest.

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