Hamlet

Sc. 1, Lines 116–129

Sc. 1, Lines 116–129: Explain the significance of Horatio’s allusions to ancient Rome and Julius Caesar. What is he suggesting through this reference?

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Shakespeare uses Horatio's character and the allusion to Caesar's fall to foreshadow upcoming events. Shakespeare is foreshadowing the turmoil that accompanies Old Hamlet's death in regard to the throne and war.