'Forget not in your speed, Antonio, To touch Calpurnia, for our elders say. The barren, touched in this holy chase, Shake off their sterile curse. '
In this scene, the Theme of supernatural is portrayed as the Romans believed that if a childless woman was touched by the leather thongs the runners ran with then they would have a child which is why Caesar instructs this to Antony to touch Calpurnia. (Act 1, Scene 2).
'He is a dreamer, let us leave him. Pass.'
'Beware the ides of March.'
The theme of supernatural is portrayed here as people in the Elizabethan era would believe fate controlled their lives and so would believe in the future prediction given by soothsayers and would also believe that signs like thunderstorms were unfavorable omens meaning something significant will happen in the near future. (Act 1, Scene 2).
'A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March.'
Casca tells Cicero about a slave whose hand was on fire but when the fire cooled down, his hand was unburnt. This shows the theme of supernatural as the fire on the slave's hand represents the anger of the gods and because the slave's unburnt hand can only be explained by the supernatural. (Act 1, Scene 3)
'Against the Capitol I met a lion Who glaz'd upon me and went surly by without annoying me.'
Casca tells Cicero that at the capitol he met a lion that just stared at him for a while and went forward without attacking him. The unnatural behavior of the lion depicts the theme of supernatural.(Act 1, Scene 3)
'Upon a heap a hundred ghastly women , Transformed with their fear, who swore they saw Men, all in fire, walk up and down the streets.'
The theme of supernatural is seen as a hundred eye-witnesses saw men in fire walking on the streets and this phenomenon can only be explained by the supernatural.(Act 1,Scene 3).
This shows the theme of supernatural as Cassius is telling Casca about the unfavorable omens in Rome and how all this is because something bad will happen in the future-most probably due to Caesar's rule. (Act 1,Scene 3)
Made by: Eisha Ghani8-Mars
'Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts...preformed faculties, To monstrous quality-'