Prophecy in Elizabethan Era and in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
advantage in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Throughout the play, prophecy is utilized to aid in the development of primary characters such as Caesar, Casca, Cassius, and Brutus that will in turn emphasize important events in the tragedy.
Until he is assassinated, Julius Caesar is characterized by his lack of interest in warnings, specifically those that take the form of a prophecy. Toward the start of the play, a soothsayer warns, “Beware the ides of March” (I.ii.24). Caesar responds, “He is a dreamer