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Julius Caesar

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Joe Bryant

on 12 November 2014

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Transcript of Julius Caesar

Table Of Contents
Relating to Theme
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Fate is something that you expect to happen in the near future and freewill is what you want to do on your own commands because your doing what you want. Today we will be discussing how the theme Fate Vs Free Will is portrayed in the play Julius Caesar.
This play is about is about the Roman emperor, named Caesar, who was disliked by certain Roman men, due to his attitude. Caesar was brutally murdered by a group of people due to his feared behavior. Today we will be discussing three significant quotes that relate to the theme of Fate vs Free will.

Slide 5:
Fate Vs Free Will Introduction

Slide 6-9:

Passage Explanations

Slide 10:

Relating to Theme

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In this presentation we have analyzed the quotations of Julius Caesar relating to the theme of fate vs free will. We hope that that you have received of the moral of this theme .
Literary Significance
Julius Caesar
By: Eric, Jenanthan & Amandeep
Fate Vs Free Will
The theme of this passage is Fate Vs Free Will

In this quote, Caesar is about to visit the Senate house for an important meeting, Calpurnia halts Caesar and warns him about the dream she had which visioned a fountain of blood flowing from Caesar's dead body.


Shakespeare is showing how easily persuaded Caesar is by using a female character to warn Caesar.

Calpurnia foreshadows the future through interpreting her dream. Calpurnia's fear's are contrasted by the self-confidence of Caesar saying that men should not feel fear. This quote is highlighting the fact that if Caesar has listened to Calpurnia, he might have been alive through his free will but in the end, Caesar dies, which may be due to the fact that it was in store for Caesar's fate to die on that day.

Quote# 1 (2.2.53-57)
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"Do not go forth today. Call it my fear That keeps you in the house,and not your own. We'll send Mark Antony to the Senate House."


"Men at some time are masters of their fates.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
But in ourselves, that we are underlings"

The theme of this quote is fate vs free will

In this quote, the citizens of Rome are hollering at Caesar, due to him not accepting the crown as emperor. At this moment Cassius is explaining to Brutus of why he should join the conspirators. Caesar refuses to take the crown as emperor, which helps Antony makes his point that Caesar is not ambitious when he dies .

Shakespeare uses the words of Caesar refusing the crown which describes Caesar's attitude as not being ambitious. When Cassius says we are not the masters of our fate, he is indirectly saying even though are actions may be rude, our fate will decide where we will end up.

The author uses these words to foreshadow that Cassius is trying to persuade Brutus, that if they decide to kill Caesar, the fault won't be on their hands. Fate has decided what they will be obliged to do. This quote relates to the theme of fate vs free will because due to the fact that Caesar did not accept the crown, proving that he is not ambitious, which helps Antony explain his point.
Quote #2 (1.2.9)
Quote#3 (5.5.50)
"Hold then my sword, and turn away thy face,
While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?"
The Theme of this quote is Fate vs Free will

In this scene the noble Brutus is down to his last breaths of his life, where he has lost the battle against Mark Antony . He requests one of his followers to take upon his sword and hold it as he runs on to it.

Shakespeare used those words because earlier in the act Brutus states that he won't kill himself. Instead, he portrays a loop hole and he asks one of his followers to hold his sword as he runs on to it.

Shakespeare used these words to show to the audience that noble Brutus is still committed to his words. Since Brutus believes he has nothing to live for anymore, he decides that the time is right for him to die. Thus, the death of Brutus is not up to his fate but it is his free will in which he dies. In addition, this act of Brutus' shows his cowardly nature.

These three quotes relate to the topic of fate vs free will. All the quotes relate to the same topic of people
foreshadowing a person's fate.
The first quote relates to fate, because Caesar does not listen to his wife's superstitions and later on gets killed.
The second quote relates to fate also because, of Caesar refusing the crown from Mark Antony he ends up dying.
The last quote relates to free will, because Brutus decided to commit suicide on his own decision.
These quotes give a more broad understanding
of the theme fate vs free will because in these
quotes each character had the free will to impact
their life, or had a chance to choose their fate.
He had a son with Cleopatra.
He was kidnapped by pirates.
His love life was complicated.
Julius Caesar married Cornelia, a daughter of Marius' associate, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, then a relative of Pompey named Pompeia, and finally, Calpurnia.
Julius Caesar engineered a 3-way division of power with enemies Crassus and Pompey that was known as the Triumvirate.
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