Julius Caesar Soundtrack Project
By: Nyasha WIlson and NaTyah Smith
Rolling In The Deep (Original by Adele) by OhAlaska
Hidden in the Shadows of Others
Confidence is Key, but Arrogance is Deadly
In the song, Nicki raps “don’t worry bout me, and who I fire I get what I desire, it’s my empire” basically saying don’t tell her what to do because she is King. Similarly, Caesar feels like he is able to do anything he wants no matter how many times he is warned not to do just that. All the omens, including his wife and the soothsayer, did not stop him. Comparable to Nicki’s lyrics “In this very moment I’m King In this very moment, I slayed Goliath- with a sling”, Caesar literally slayed Pompey with his sword and became King. He also, apparently, became fearless. In Act 1 Scene 2, Caesar states “But I fear him not, Yet if my name were liable to fear/I tell thee what s to be feared Than what I fear, for I am always Caesar.” With this bold belief, he ends up getting stabbed by his best friend and about 8 other people.
Manipulation At its Best