Julius Caesar

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Parody with omens of Shakespeare's play.

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  • Act 1
  • Beware the ides of March!
  • He is a dreamer. Let us leave him. Pass!
  • Act 1
  • Either there is a civil strife in heaven, or else the world, ... Incenses them to send destruction
  • But men may construe things after their fashion from the purpose of the things themselves
  • Act 1
  • Against the Capitol I met a lion, who glared upon me and went surly by, without annoying me.
  • A Soothsayer tells Julius to beware the ides of March, that is, the middle of March. However, Julius disregards his warning, an omen about his death. What would have happened if Julius had listened?
  • Act 2
  • Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear that keeps you in the house, and not your own.
  • Casca suggests that the strange things happening in nature are reflecting the anger of the gods, but Cicero reminds him that events are subject to different interpretations.
  • Act 2
  • Plucking the entrails of an offering forth, They could not find a heart within the beast.
  • Casca notices all of the strange things happening lately. This includes when he sees a lion in the streets, yet it doesn't bother to attack him. It's an omen of all the civil strife that will occur after Caesar's death, as it represents the chaos.
  • Act 2
  • O Caesar, read mine first; for mine's a suit that touches Caesar nearer: read it, great Caesar.
  • Calpurnia begs Julius not to leave home, due to a dream she had in which he dies. Julius Caesar calls her worries stupid, and goes to the Senate anyway. Decius encourages him.
  • How foolish do your fears seem now, Calpurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them.
  • Worried about what Calpurnia's dream might mean, Caesar sends Augurs to perform rituals in order to find out. After sacrificing an animal, it is discovered that it didn't actually have a heart; a very bad omen.
  • On the way to the Capitol, Artemidorus planned to give Caesar a letter with all the names of the conspirators. It's unknown how Artemidorus found out about the plot, since it isn't mentioned. However, Caesar dousn't listen to him either.
  • What touches us ourself shall be last served.
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