In many of Shakespeare's tragedies, the topsy-turvy (things that are normal are normal no longer) aspect of nature takes place when something foul is about to happen. In the case of Julius Caesar,In Act I, Scene 3, prior to Caesar's assassination, a horrible storm surrounds the city and supernatural events also occur, such as ghosts walking and a slave whose hand catches fire yet is not burned. These events are an omen that something unnatural and out of man's hands are about to happen. This, indeed, is the case when Caesar's death seems preordained. He ignores the Soothsayer, his wife's, Calphurnia's, unnatural dreams, and Artemidorous, and meets his death.