To what extent are Caesar's and Brutus's deaths a result of their failure to listen to warnings in Julius Caesar?
Both Julius Caesar and Brutus make several catastrophic mistakes by dismissing warnings and by failing to listen to others, which directly and indirectly lead to their deaths. In act 1, scene 2, Julius Caesar is warned by a soothsayer to "Beware the ides of March," which is an ominous message that Caesar does not heed.
In act 2, scene 2, Julius Caesar demonstrates his pride and arrogance by dismissing his wife's concerns about traveling to the Senate House. Calphurnia elaborates on her foreboding dream where people bathed in Caesar's blood, and Caesar's servant notifies him that augurers suggest that he remain home. However, Caesar is convinced by...
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