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ï»¿How are Caesarâs strengths and weaknesses presented in this play?
Throughout the play, Caesarâs assertive power proves to be his greatest strength yet also his deepest flaw.
To a great extent, Caesarâs weaknesses are more obviously presented.
In the quote: âhe hath the falling diseaseâ, Caesar is described as physically weak. This quote refers to his epileptic disease. He is also described as deaf, in the quote: "Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf." This presentation of Caesar being physically sick, something one cannot control and is either born with or grows into, suggests Shakespeareâs portrayal of Caesar as being naturally weak and suggests that Shakespeare intends for this image to be portrayed as he gives Caesar a very explicit fault that everyone in the audience would be able to understand.
This fact that Caesar was born with a weakness, something he couldnât, in his power, control, also links to another key theme in Julius Caesar, what is fate and what is free will? By giving Caesar the illness, it suggests that he was meant to die as he was never fit to rule Rome in the first place.
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