Read the following dialogue from the play Julius Caesar:

CASCA
You pull’d me by the cloak; would you speak with me?

BRUTUS
Ay, Casca; tell us what hath chanced to-day,
That Caesar looks so sad.

CASCA
Why, you were with him, were you not?

BRUTUS
I should not then ask Casca what had chanced.

CASCA
Why, there was a crown offered him: and being
offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand,
thus; and then the people fell a-shouting.

BRUTUS
What was the second noise for?

CASCA
Why, for that too.

CASSIUS
They shouted thrice: what was the last cry for?

CASCA
Why, for that too.

BRUTUS
Was the crown offered him thrice?

CASCA
Ay, marry, was’t, and he put it by thrice, every
time gentler than other, and at every putting-by
mine honest neighbours shouted.

CASSIUS
Who offered him the crown?

CASCA
Why, Antony.

Once you have read the text, examine the following painting titled Caesar Victorious:

Ceasar Victorious, Andrea Andreani, 1598 (1599), The painting has a deliberately crowded, celebratory feeling. There is the sense of action, as it depicts the triumphant return of Julius Caesar to Rome. Caesar, dressed in formal robes, is positioned to the right of the painting on his golden chariot riding through the streets with the Arch of Constantine in the background against blue skies and an adoring attendant in the foreground on the left carrying the victory banner that reads “VENI VIDI VICI” (translation: I came, I saw, I conquered). The left side only is framed by an elaborate faux column, while the others are left simple. In the traditional image, Caesar sits high up on the chariot behind his white horse. He is holding a staff and a large feather, while an angel is depicted behind him placing a headdress upon his head. People mill around between the cart and the Arch watching the procession while cherubs offer branches of victorious recognition in the foreground.
© Public Domain

Write an essay of at least two to three paragraphs to compare and contrast these two depictions of Caesar’s victorious return to Rome. Use specific examples to show the similarities and differences in the author’s and painter’s interpretations of the event. Use proper spelling and grammar. (100 points)

 
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