Act 2 Scene 2 - Julius Caesar

Act 2 Scene 2 - Julius Caesar - Act 2 Scene 2 Caesar still...

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ˉ Act 2 Scene 2 ˉ Caesar, still in his nightgown, is terrified by a dream his wife Calpurnia has had in which she cried out, "Help, ho! They murder Caesar!" She has had visions of Caesar being murdered. He orders a servant to go to the priests and have them sacrifice an animal in order to read the entrails for predictions of the future. Calpurnia arrives and tells him that he dare not leave the house that day. ˉ Calpurnia indicates that she does not believe in omens or superstitions, but there were too many in one day and the one she saw was much too serious to overlook ˉ A lion has given birth in the streets and there is a war in the capitol (from her dreams) ˉ Ironically, Calpurnia's dream of a Caesar statue bleeding from a hundred holes with which Romans bath their hands, is an accurate prediction of Caesar's death, which occurs in the Act 3. ˉ
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