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Do we have control of our fates Themes play an integral role in the play Julius Caesar The actions and the way that the characters express themselves define the themes in the play The play is not comprised of one or two themes but fate is one of the important themes of the play Fate is found from the smallest instance and the real question is Do we have control of our fates The theme that stands out the most in this play is fate There is no doubt that there is divine intervention in this play The destiny of many of the characters in this play has been planned because there are so many predictions or visions of the future that actually come true For example the soothsayer predicted that Julius Caesar was going to die on the Ides of March Act 1 Scene 2 He did not make this prediction after he heard that Caesar was going to be assassinated or the night before when everyone knew that he was going to die He made this prediction many months in advance The soothsayer knew that Caesar was going to die because it was Caesars fate to die on the Ides of March It has been planned that it was Caesars time to go on the Ides of March Another instance of fate relating to the death of Caesar was the night before he died His wife had an awful dream predicting that her husband was going to die in the house of the Senate the next day Although Calpurnia told her husband of this he chose to ignore resulting in his assassination This is a strong example of fate because frequently throughout time people see the future in dreams When a dream comes true it is a strong indication that there is divine intervention or that the future has already been planned out Also the night before
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