" This important quote said by the Soothsayer warns Caesar, and important character of his fate. In the tragic play of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, he shows flaws within characters type. Leading character flaws are a major factor that brings them to their demise.
Caesar is easily manipulated because of his ambitious and arrogant behavior. When the conspirators asked Caesar to reconsider Publius" exile, Caesar replied by stating, "I could be well moved, if I were as you; if I could pray to move, prayers would move me; but I am constant as the Northern star." (Act III, scene I, ll. 58-60). He relegates other people by putting himself in a grandiose position. He compares him self as the northern star and prayers to express his superiority. Following Calphurnia's advice to Caesar no to go to the senate, Caesar refuses after Decius pronounces, "And know it now, the senate has concluded to give this day a crown to mighty Caesar. If you shall send them word you will not come, their minds may change If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper "Lo, Caesar is afraid?"" (Act III, scene II, ll. 92-94, 100-101). Caesar is easily flatter, causing him to heed the advice of his flatterer, Decius, and ignores Calphurnia. By using Caesar weakness, Decius manipulates him by telling him about the crown, thus tempting Caesar to go to the senate house. Caesar's way of thinking brings him only negative repercussions.
Cassius jealousy and nearsightedness results in the fact that he took his own life. When Cassius saved Caesar from the Tiber River, he proclaims, " Did I the tired Caesar. And this man is now become a god, and Cassius is a wretched creature, and must bend his body" (Act I, scene II, ll. 115-117). Cassius feels inferior to Caesar's superiority. He grows jealous of Caesar's power, due to the lack of respect he thinks he deserves. To show this more clearly, Brutus and Cassius have a discussion about Caesar, and Cassius states, "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow word like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves.