Category : Julius Caesar : Notes to be Noted

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Calphurnia Alas my lord,
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Here’s Decius Brutus, he shall tell them so.
(i) State two reasons offered by Calphurnia for wanting Caesar to stay at home.
Ans: Calpunrnia wanted Caesar to stay at home and not go to the Senate meeting. She had had a very bad dream the previous night, in which she saw Caesar’s statue spouting a hundred spouts of blood and many distinguished Romans bathing their hands in it, and smiling while doing so. Another reason she gives is that the sentinels had reported terrifying omens the previous night during the storm seen by an eye-witness. Both these examples fill her with a fear that Caesar’s life is in danger, therefore, she wants him to stay at home.
(ii) Bring out three arguments Decius puts forward to make Caesar change his mind.
Ans: Decius made Caesar change his mind with clever arguments.… Read More “JULIUS CAESAR”