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I will look at how the supernatural affects the play and how Caesars influence was too strong even after he died.

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Critical Evaluation: Julius Caesar Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is the play I will be analysing in relation to the supernatural events that occurred throughout and if Caesars influence is still too strong to be contained by death. I will look at how the supernatural affects the play and how Caesars influence was too strong even after he died. One supernatural event in the play was when Calphurnia when she has nightmare of Caesar Statue but with running blood. She tells Caesar to stay at home," Alas, my Lord Your wisdom is consumed in confidence Do not go forth today. Call it my fear That keeps you in the house, and not your own" Caesar listens and decides not to go to senate. ...read more.

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This shows Caesar is insecure as he cannot follow his own decision but when given the view of another, follows. It shows he has a higher view of men in the senate as earlier in the novel he ignores the Soothsayers warning "Beware of the ides of March" and passes him off as a dreamer. Caesar ignores nearly every warning given to him and that only cowards listen to and he feels this shows he has strength and confidence and does not fear death, he knows that it is beyond control. If he had listened to the warnings I think the outcome of the play would have been entirely different as the death of Julius Caesar may not have happened. ...read more.

Conclusion

Caesar sends both Cassius and Brutus to their deaths. After his death Caesar even managed to initiate a line of Roman Emperors and the Republic Brutus wanted. None of the conspirators manage to take the role of successor but Caesars adopted son Octavius. Anthony starts to even call Octavius Caesar when he shows an authority in military strategizing. This shows they also did not succeed as they wanted to rid of Caesars way of thinking and power. In conclusion I feel even though the supernatural played a minor part in the play if Caesar had listened to the omens the outcome of the play would have been entirely different. The power Caesar had was too powerful even to be contained by his death and that the conspirators did not achieve their goal. ...read more.

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