Caesar, I never stood on ceremonies,
Yet now they fright me. There is one within,
Besides the things that we have heard and seen,
Recounts most horrid sights seen by the watch.
A lioness hath whelpèd in the streets,
And graves have yawned and yielded up their dead.
Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds
In ranks and squadrons and right form of war,
Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol.
The noise of battle hurtled in the air,
Horses did neigh, and dying men did groan,
And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets.
O Caesar, these things are beyond all use,
And I do fear them.
I never paid much attention to omens
This conversation is private. Do you think Caesar is used to be told what to do or being spoken to like this? Is Calphurnia used to asking him to do things in this way?
Night watchman or security.
Graves have opened and the dead have risen out of them. An entire army of fire fought in the sky and blood rained down upon the Capitol.
How seriously does Caesar really take these signs? How can you tell?
What can be avoided
Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?
Yet Caesar shall go forth, for these predictions
Are to the world in general as to Caesar.
The powerful gods control your fate, you can’t avoid it.
Because these signs relate to the whole world, not just to me.
When beggars die there are no comets seen;
It was considered that comets appeared in the sky when a person of great significance died or was born.