Critics argue that Julius Caesar dominates the play. How would you defend this view? How is Caesar “present” in the second half of the play?"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare

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Caesar is present in the forebodings and superstitions of the conspirators, and the purpose of the second triumvirate. 

Brutus, Cassius, and Casca all make comments about Caesar's power beyond the grave, and that his spirit is not at rest.  They all comment on his power when they take their own lives as opposed to being captured by Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus (as weak as this leg of the Triumvirate is).  This all goes without mentioning the actual appearance of Caesar's ghost to Brutus when he pledges to be at Philippa with the others.

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