Shakespeare Ignored Parts Of History To Make It Fit His Themes

Shakespeare ignored parts of history to make it fit his themes. We see this most today on the Ides of March. We all know the line from Julius Caesar:

Caesar: Et tu, Brute! Then fall, Caesar.

However, historically, this is what really happened:

Caesar: Et tu, Brute!

Brutus: Ceasar, you don’t know shit!

He just changed it to fit the mood of his play. You can’t rely on Shakespeare  for anything.

(Note, only fans of Bound may get this joke.)


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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