|Plot Summary of I, Claudius|
|"This is one of the better historical novels ever written. It brings the lives of Claudius, Herod and Caligula into sharp focus and places us into the center of the swirl of violent events that took place when Caligula ruled Rome and carried out his vile desires on all and sundry."
Kelly Whiting, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I, Claudius|
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- evil human rights abusing dictator
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- missing body parts/abilities
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- distant past
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
Writer's slant towards subject:
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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