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  • Calpurnias Superstition About Her Dream
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    Superstitions are thought to be irrational, and resulting from either ignorance, or fear of the unknown. Some believe that superstitions can take control of their life, for instance, if a black cat crosses youre path, you will have bad luck. Most regard this as folklore and witchcraft. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, superstitions took hold and played an important part of many peoples lives. The characters believed that they were getting a vision into their future. Each charact...
  • Caesar's Ego
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    'Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice,' proclaimed William Jennings Bryan. Many people believe in destiny and fate and a set-in-stone, unbreakable path for their lives. Caesar's ego warps and distorts his interpretation of various superstitions in Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. Although he believes in superstition and the supernatural, he selectively chooses his interpretation. Be it a dream, fortune-telling, or a common superstition, it always benefits Caesar, or it j...
  • Difference Between Plutarch's And Shakespeare's Caesar
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    Difference Between Plutarch's and Shakespeare's Caesar Julius Caesar was in a precarious situation. It could be interpreted that he deserved the fate that pursued him for ambition or some other reason, or that it was a cold murder for which he did not deserve. Both Shakespeare and Plutarch wrote about Julius Caesar. Each tells the story a little differently. Plutarch version is more sympathetic to Caear's situation. Shakespeare shows him to be an insensitive and conceited person thinking only of...
  • Soothsayer's Warning To Caesar
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    In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, a warning from a Soothsayer serves as a deterrent for the protagonist, Julius Caesar. The Soothsayer's prophetic warning is heavy with irony because Caesar will be killed of the Ides of March. Caesar, who studies the man and his words, exercises poor judgement in dismissing both. In Act I, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar, a Soothsayer calls out from the crowd to Julius Caesar, warning him to "Beware of the Ides of March!" (Line 21). Caesar asks the Soo...
  • Play Julius Caesar
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    Supernatural Forces in Julius Caesar One of the minor but still important themes of Julius Caesar is the issue of the supernatural, and different omens. There are several instances in the play where incidents or statements predict an all-too-accurate future, yet the characters almost entirely ignore these warnings despite noting their significance. Shakespeare uses this technique as a manner of foreshadowing. What are these warnings and what is their importance if the characters in the play do n...

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