Omens In Julius Caesar

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The characters in Julius Caesar neglect nearly universally the play’s various omens, nightmares, warnings, Artemidorus’s letter about the conspiracy, and supernatural events. Caesar thinks that the omens in Rome could apply just as easily to Rome in general as to him personally, and he quickly comes to a conclusion that Calpurnia has misinterpreted her dream. As the plot starts to get more detailed, it starts to become clear that these omens warn aboutof events that take place without exception. The hand of fate, also known as “of the gods”, appears to strike with undeniable power; and yet, it seems unusual to provide omens without allowing individuals time to change their behavior, or choose among fates. In any case, the characters don’t meet the standards to heed the warnings in almost every second. Tragically, the characters mostly believe that their insubordination to hide, these signs prove how strong they are, courage. Caesar believes that he is showing off the …show more content…
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