How Did Calphurnia Use Fear In Julius Caesar

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Both Calphurnia and Decius use fear as a part of their arguments but, while Calphurnia taps into her own fear for her husband, Decius exposes Caesar’s fears about his reputation. Calphurnia tells Caesar of a dream in which blood was spouting from his body and as a result she argues that he should not go to the Senate House. Caesar, however, is not convinced by this omen because he feels that all events are “purposed by the mighty gods” (Line 16). Here he is claiming that the great, powerful gods would have more important matters to sort out than the life of Caesar. Of course, because Caesar’s true nature is egotistical his contention that he is not important enough to be of concern to the gods reveals his tendency to say things that are inconsistent
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