The Power Of Fate Essay

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The former United States President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, had this to say about fate, “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” Mr. Roosevelt meant that men are not bound by their fate, but they are bound by their mind. His message implies that men do not need to be tied down by the fate foretold by others. Instead, it is men’s thinking that ties them down because they worry needlessly about events that might never happen. For the conspirators, this quote is the perfect example of how the conspirators let their minds control their actions to assassinate Caesar. They focused solely on how Caesar would bring about the downfall of Rome without considering the ...view middle of the document...

The conspirators did not want Caesar to be the next ruler because he was selfish and would rule Rome his way, without caring about what was best for Rome. Fate controlled the lives of both Caesar and the conspirators.
Many characters had omens that had foretold the future. Omens were a very powerful factor in the outcome of the play. Some of these omens include an owl in the day and the omen that Calpurnia had the night before the Ides of March. The omen of the owl in the day foretold that something bad will come in some short time. Calpurnia’s omen was that Caesar would be murdered the next day. Caesar ordered priests to go sacrifice a cow and tells him what came from it. When the priests came back, they told Caesar that the cow had no heart. The omens that were in the story let the readers know what will happen before it happens to the characters. There were many omens about the Ides of March which the reader found out to be the day on which Caesar died by the conspirators. Without these uses of omens, readers would not have been able to fore-tell what will be coming in the near-future of the story.
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