Essays Tagged: "soothsayer"

Compare and contrast the views of Oedipus and Queen Iocaste as to the validity of uncontrollable fate, and oracles being able to see the future.

e. 'King Laios the ruler of Thebes, has a son with his wife Queen Iocoste. His name is Oedipus. The soothsayer Teiresias, a loyal servant to the King and Queen tells them some disturbing news. Teiresi ... Iocaste certainly feared and believed in fate but she does not believe that prophecies, oracles and soothsayers could see the fate of others. Many times in the story she says things which pronounce he ...

(6 pages) 171 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Julius Caesar Summary.

ers of doing so...A little later, we see Caesar leading a procession through the streets of Rome. A Soothsayer or fortune teller tells Caesar to beware the "ides of March [the 15th of March]" a warnin ... r's assassination...Portia worries for her husband, hoping his "enterprise" today will succeed. The Soothsayer who warned Caesar about the "ides of March" in Act I, waits in a narrow street hoping to ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Merlin movie critique.

al tale upon his broad shoulders. Merlin is a hero who admits his flaws as both a romantic and as a soothsayer.Everyone's heard the story of Merlin the magician, but most of us aren't strong on the de ...

(1 pages) 97 3 4.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

What is the role of fate in Oedipus Rex?

of King Oedipus.When Oedipus was still developing in his mother's womb, Jocasta and Laius went to a soothsayer and had an oracle delivered to them. The oracle stated that Laius would be killed by his ...

(1 pages) 63 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A Summary of "Julius Ceasar" by William Shakespeare.

and ask Anthony to touch her during the race. This is to make a sterile woman into a fertile one. A Soothsayer or fortuneteller tells Caesar to beware the "ides of March [the 15th of March]" a warning ... ls Lucius to report to her everything that Brutus says or does. Portia worries for her husband. The Soothsayer waits in a narrow street hoping to warn Caesar of his imminent danger.Act ThreeIn scene o ...

(8 pages) 24 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Julius Caesar Plot Explanation

he first crisis in this scene is the accumulating danger of discovery arising from the words of the soothsayer, Artemidorus, and Popilius. As that danger is resolved, a graver crisis is suitably expre ...

(6 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Use Of Literary Devices In Julius Caesar

is a key literary device in the play. We see foreshadowing from the beginning of the play, when the Soothsayer tells Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March" in Act I, Scene I, which happens to be t ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The significance of deities in the life of Buddha

before her in a vision to let her know that Siddartha was coming, and how important he would be. A soothsayer named Asita predicted that he would become either the emperor of all India or if the "Fou ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Buddihism

.Siddhartha Gautama was the warrior son of a king and queen. According to legend, at his birth a soothsayer predicted that he might become a renouncer (withdrawing from the temporal life). To preve ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

13th warrior plot summary

th has spoken," said Ahmad's interpreter, referring to the spiritual woman's prediction. The female soothsayer commanded: "The party must be thirteen, and of these one must be no Northman, and so you ...

(2 pages) 1700 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ceasar

ccording to his nature instead of seeing the true meaning. Omens appear early. Caesar dismisses the soothsayer and the information from Calpurnia's dream. Everyone disregards the signs of the weather ...

(9 pages) 1059 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

rid of him. A conversation like this can result to something bad. In addition, In Act 1, Scene 2 A soothsayer tells Caesar to beware the "ides of March." In Act 2 Calphurnia, Caesar's wife, wakes Cae ... in Caesar's future. The way irony is used in this play is through the situation between the Soothsayer and Caesar. Although there are many other situational ironies this one has a particular m ...

(2 pages) 993 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Significance of the Ides of March

nes. Also, the Ides of March was the date of Caesar's death in 44 B.C."Beware the Ides of March," a soothsayer says to Caesar. Caesar responds, "He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass." These are fam ... nk any thing of it, and he just says to his soldiers to pay no attention to him, and to pass by the soothsayer. It is believed that the unidentified person in Shakespeare's play was actually Spurinna, ...

(2 pages) 655 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Julius Ceasar

also "warned" many times before he died: his wife, Artemidous' letter, the strange weather, and the soothsayer telling Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March". It's a tragedy that this whole thing may have ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Discuss what the various responses to omens, nightmares and other supernatural events show about the struggle between fate and freewill in Julius Caesar?

nt events that occur throughout the play, events such as the ‘Feast at the Lupercal,’ the Soothsayer’s prophecy, the animal sacrifice, Calpurnia’s dream and the presence of animals ... .Another important event in the opening scenes of Julius Caesar is Caesar’s encounter with the Soothsayer. He warns Caesar to ‘beware the ides of March.’ This builds dramatic tension, a ...

(7 pages) 6638 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare