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Julius Caesar In the play of Julius Caesar we see a brief picture of Roman life during the time of the First Triumvirate In this snap shot we see many unfortunate things Shakespeare gives us the idea that many people try to circumvent what the future holds such as unfortunate things by being superstitious Superstition seems to play a role in the basic daily life of most Roman citizens For instance the setting of the first scene is based upon superstition the Feast of Lupercal This feast is in honor of the god Pan the queen of fertility During this time infertile females are supposed to be able to procreate and fertile ones are supposed to be able to bear more It is also a supposed time of sexual glorification and happiness Other scenes depict how throughout Rome roaming the streets are mysterious sooth-sayers who are supposedly given the power to predict the future Dictating what is to come through terse tidbits these people may also be looked upon as superstitious In the opening scene one sooth-sayer old in his years warns Caesar to Beware the Ides of March an admonition of Caesars impending death Although sooth-sayers are looked upon by many as insane out of touch lower classmen a good deal of them obviously including the sayer Caesar encountered are indeed right on the mark Since they lack any formal office or shop and they predict forthcomings without fee one can see quite easily why citizens would distrust their predictions Superstition in general elements such as the Feast of Lupercal as well as on a personal level such as with the sooth-sayers is an important factor in determining the events and the outcome of Julius Caesar a significant force throughout the entire course of the play Before the play fully unravels we see a few of signs of Caesars tragic end Aside from the sooth-sayers warning we also see another sign during
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