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Julius Caesar

Summary: William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" portrayed Caesar as a strong, powerful man whose pride is his number 1 concern. Shakespeare brings in other characters to build up tension, such as Calpurnia who tries to save Caesar but he resists building up tension. I agree with Calpurnia's idea of Caesar's ignorance of his wisdom, proved by his arrogance towards the soothsayer and the augerers'.
William Shakespeare's significantly historical play "Julius Caesar" creates a clear image in our minds: with power and greatness come arrogance and ignorance. This image is delivered to us via Julius Caesar whose great power is mistaken for ruthlessness and a change into a tyrant `beast'; as a result he is murdered. Along with symbolism, Shakespeare uses other characters to create suspense and tension, as the audience eagerly await the final outcome of the oral encounter between Caesar and Calpurnia.

"Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence" informs us of Calpurnia's good will and intentions towards Caesar. After she had tried warning him, and begging him not to go to the Capitol; she tries the last possible way: mocking him. By doing this, she hits his weak spot. As we have come to observe, Caesar is a man who values his pride, so by mocking him, Calpurnia is trying to...

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