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Name: An teedra Kemp Date: Facilitator: Lisa ANderson School: 10.04 The Ides of March Part A Directions: Complete the chart below based on Poynter’s painting and Shakespeare’s play. Genre Similarities Differences Symbolic Elements Mood / Tone Theme Textual Evidence Edward John Poynter’s painting “The Ides of March” This large, sombre painting illustrates Act II, Scene ii, of Julius Caesar when Caesar's wife Calphurnia emplores him to take the comet they see as a portent and to stay away ... It is an illustration of Act II, scene 2 of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. Calphurnia, Caesar's wife, is seen imploring him not to go to the senate- house, where he will be murdered. It is a view from inside an elaborate Roman home, with a highly polished floor and marble columns. The line is the soothsayer's message to Julius Caesar, warning of his death. The Ides of March didn't signify anything special in itself - this was just the usual way of saying "March 15th". On the eve of the Ides of March a storm is raging in Rome (Act I, Scene 3). It's a storm unlike any other. Fire falls from the skies, bodies spontaneously combust, lions roam the capital, ghostly women walk the streets, and the night owl was seen shrieking in the daylight. Shakespeare uses storms to create a moodof darkness .. Truthfully, in Roman times, the expression "Ides of March" did not evoke a sense of foreboding — it was simply the way to say "March 15." You might think that such a fanciful expression must signify something more than just another day, but not so. Even in Shakespeare's time, 16 centuries later, audiences attending Julius

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