Classical literature, especially Shakespeare, can be a bit heavy going to read, but it's not until you really get into it that you can appreciate the emotional richness of the characters. You can see what I mean in this speech of Mark Antonys from Julius Cesar. This is at Cesars funeral where Brutas has left Antony to speak to the crowd and they are calling for revenge. I've included some of the crowd dialogue to give it context.
Peace there! hear the noble Antony.
We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him.