Examples Of Foreshadowing In Julius Caesar

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Finding Clues Many authors like to give clues to events in their stories in order to build suspense for the readers. More specifically, authors often use foreshadowing as a device to hint at a major event or the climax of a piece of writing. This literary device is employed several times in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare and Lord of the Flies by William Golding to give hints of later events without spoiling the suspense. There are two important foreshadowed events shown in each story. In Julius Caesar, the first foreshadowed event is when the Soothsayer tells Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March” (Shakespeare 1.2 18). This event tells the reader that something bad might happen on March 15. Coincidentally, Caesar dies …show more content…

The pig’s head says “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast” (Golding 158). This clue tells readers that Simon is helpless and that others may harm him. Simon is the only one who has helped Ralph build huts and picked up fruits for the littluns. Furthermore, Simon is a Christlike figure and he believes the real beast is in humankind. The hunters, including Ralph and Piggy thought he was a beast because of the storm and dark so they killed him. Another event in the story which foreshadows a future event was when "Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them." (Golding 62). Roger was throwing stones at Henry and destroying the littluns’ sandcastles. This proves that he starts to become more savage because destroying sandcastles and throwing stones at children is something very cruel and savage. Moreover, Roger was one of the first people to join Jack as he called him a proper chief. At the end of the story, Roger kills piggy by rolling a boulder on him which shows his savage nature and cruelty. Hence, in a savage society, violence defeats order. In conclusion, both Julius Caesar and Lord of the Flies are two literary works which provide clear examples of foreshadowing, adding a sense of suspense for the

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