"Amadeus" and "Julius Caeser" Comparison Essay by JPWrite

"Amadeus" and "Julius Caeser"
A review and comparison between the plays "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer and "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare.
# 66004 | 2,630 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 26, 2006 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)


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This paper explains the various dramatic incidents that occur in the plays "Amadeus", written by Peter Shaffer, and "Julius Caesar", written by William Shakespeare. The paper provides in-depth analyses as to the causes of these events and other patterns involved in them. "Amadeus" revolves around the life of Antonio Salieri, a court composer, and is based on both history and the myth connected with his life, including themes of jealousy and obsession. "Julius Caesar" is the story of a Roman statesman and general who is plotted against and is murdered by his colleagues.

From the Paper:

"Amadeus is about a court composer, Antonio Salieri, who is the protagonist in this play. Salieri had always wished from his childhood that he became a great composer, and he also makes a deal with God that he should grant him his one wish. Salieri is happy with his position as court musician until when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musician arrives in court. Mozart plays much better than Salieri, and this leads to a lot of problem as Salieri realizes that it is Mozart that God has blessed with the talent of excellent music and not him, and this makes Salieri jealous of Mozart and this jealousy slowly starts developing into an obsession and Salieri starts to conspire against Mozart. He is said to have killed him ultimately. But ironically, Salieri gets to realize in the end that it is not God that he has defeated by killing Mozart, because even after Mozart's death his music seems to continue to be heard and praised, whereas at the same time, his music is no longer even known and it slowly tends to fade off and Mozart's music remains ever so fresh and is constantly heard even after his death."

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