Any examples of juxtaposition, foreshadowing, symbolism, or prose in Julius Caesar Act IV or V?I'm not good with these four terms and it's proving to be difficult to try to find them for a...

Any examples of juxtaposition, foreshadowing, symbolism, or prose in Julius Caesar Act IV or V?

I'm not good with these four terms and it's proving to be difficult to try to find them for a project.. Please help!

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Shakespeare foreshadows at the end of Act IV when Brutus sees the ghost of Caesar. The encounter is brief, and Caesar’s ghost offers little information. When Brutus addresses the ghost, asking him why he is here, the ghost just says, “To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi.” Brutus doesn’t muse at his meaning.

Since Brutus ends up dying at Philippi, we can presume that Caesar’s ghost meant that Brutus would see him there because Brutus would die there. This fact dawns on Brutus late in Act V when he says “The ghost of Caesar hath appeared to me two several times by night; I know my hour is come.”

It is interesting to note that Shakespeare does not describe the second encounter with the ghost. Brutus simply says it happened and that is all the information we have. We can presume that the ghost of Caesar sought revenge against Brutus for his treason.

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