William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar Essay

1077 Words Jul 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Everyone has a battle between choosing their own fate, and hoping that their fate is already chosen. People like to believe that they are in control of their own life, nonetheless when things don’t go their way, they always turn to blame it on fate. Many believe that there are two fates; the one we choose and the one that is already chosen. They believe there is coexistence between the two.

In the play by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar , Cassius believes that their fate is made by their choosing. “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.” This quote is said by Cassius when he refuses to accept Caesar’s rise of power and wants to put fate into the same category as being a passive coward. The play Julius Caesar gives an example of people believing that they cho0se their fate. The choices that Julius Caesar and his fellow Romans made led to the downfall of Rome. In the novel Caesar believes that some events are beyond the control of humans. To be afraid of what is bound to happen is pointless and will prevent you from living. Caesar is a Roman who would rather face death head-on and die with honor, rather than hide and fear the inevitable.

In the novel by John Green The Fault in Our Stars, the characters believe that their fate is chosen for. “So there’s this moment in the play Julius Caesar where one Roman nobleman says to another,” John Green continues on to quote the play…

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