Misinterpretation In Julius Caesar

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Danger of Misinterpretation Misinterpretation is when a person misconstrues a certain idea or thing. In the The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare uses the concept of misinterpretation to program the important decisions in the play. Shakespeare’s use of misinterpretation is to provide the reader with a greater understanding of what could have happened compared to what actually occurred. In order to show the danger of misinterpretations, Shakespeare explorers the results of Calpurnia’s dream, the forged letter, and Titinius success. The first example that displays the danger of misinterpretation is Calpurnia’s dream. Calpurnia explains her dream to her husband Julius Caesar. Calpurnia states, “Recounts most horrid sights seen …show more content…
The letter states, “ O Rome, I make thee promise, if the redress will follow, thou receivest thy full petition at the hand of Brutus” (2.1.59-61). This quote demonstrates the letter that Brutus misinterpreted because he thought the people of Rome wrote the letter. Brutus did not know Cassius forged the letter. Brutus thinks it is the Romans who wrote the letter. Therefore, Brutus joins the conspirators, who later killed Caesar. The final example of the danger of misinterpretation is Titinius success. Pindarus states,”Titinius is enclosed round about with horsemen that make to him on the spur...He’s Ta’en” (5.3.29-33). This quote shows PIndarus, who is the slave of Cassius, misinterpreting Titinius success. The troops who enclosed in Titinius was Brutus’s troops but Pindarus thought it was Mark Antony and his troops. Pindarus told Cassius that Titinius was captured by Mark Antony and his troops. Finally, Cassius misinterpreted Titinius success and killed himself. In conclusion, Shakespeare analyzes the danger of misinterpretations through exploration of Calpurnia’s dream, the forged letter, and Titinius’ success. Oftentimes, the author’s intent can be misunderstood or taken out of the characters. I feel Shakespeare did a superb job in clarifying his intentions to his audience. I felt this novel was easy to read and very

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