Despite the fact that the tragedy is named after him, Julius Caesar is not the main character, but rather a spring of action. It is around him (initially alive, and even more so - dead, killed by Conspirators-Republicans) unfold all the events of the plot, as well as reveal the characters of the remaining characters. For all the greatness of Caesar in the tragedy is shown superstitious, weak physically and decrepit. Shakespeare repeatedly emphasizes that he is deaf. However, now that he is no longer young and tired of the life given to the ministry of Rome, he longs for Rome and the Romans to bend to his feet, recognizing his unlimited authoritarian power.
Gaius Julius Caesar in the Essays