The situation taking place during this quote is that Calpurnia was having a dream that Caesar was being murdered. After that happened she did not want him to leave the house, even though it was to get crowned emperor of Rome. Before the quote he told his servant to “Go tell the priests... interpretation of the results.” He wanted to know if the priests wanted him to stay home as well. Calpurnia had gotten him to decide to stay home. When the servant came back he told Caesar that the priests did not want him to to go out.
Antony then shows his anger towards the conspirators by getting the mob to release their anger by rioting and going out and killing the conspirators. Antony then starts a war against the conspirators and when this war starts Antony changes from the people’s hero to just a normal greedy leader. His hate for Brutus grows over time and with that hate grows greed. Antony starts
There were many proposals and discussions on a way to kill him. They decide to summon Caesar to read a petition. The petition was a move to get him to surrender power and hand it back to the Senate. The assassination of Caesar occurred as he was reading the fake
Bigger kills Mary accidentally out of fear of what society would think. After killing Mary, Bigger goes into a frantic behavior. Soon after Bigger kills Mary Bigger kills Bessie his motive for killing Bessie is explained when Wright expresses, “Yes, Bessie. Now. He had to now.
The ghosts were mainly used to show how someone is guilt-ridden like the conspirators, or in some cases, to give a bad omen. This happened a few days before Caesar’s death with a woman in the street, who tells Casca what she has seen. “Upon a heap, a hundred ghastly women/Transformed with their fear, who swore they saw, / Men in fire walk up and down the street. This relates to Caesar’s death because this is not one of the main characters, no-one notices how it relates or foreshadows anything and because this isn’t a normal thing to see or dream
He is convinced by letters written by Cinna that the civilians of Rome request him to prevent Caesar from gaining power. He then agrees to join the group who wishes to kill Caesar. He has a distinct perspective that majority of the conspirators hold and that is that Caesar has gained too much power, he shows this through extreme exaggeration (hyperbole) in the event of Caesar’s funeral, “had you rather Caesar alive and die as slaves, or Caesar dead and live as free men?” It evokes or suggests conflicting perspectives which urge the audience to determine whether Brutus is truly a noble Roman or a coward
This is the turning point for Yossarian as he sees death right in front of his eyes. There were also many symbols in the book. One symbol in the book is when Aarfy raped and killed the girl in Rome. As Yossarian is telling Aarfy that he is going to be arrested, Aarfy denies the fact and insist that he wouldn’t be arrested for killing “her”. This shows how insensitive war makes some men.
That was the reason why Celia killed her master because she does not want to have a forced sexual intercourse with him. But Newsom does not want to let Celia go and she ended up killing her master. At this time period women are considered powerless, as for Celia, she basically does not have any rights or power to refuse her master because she is a chattel slave or a property of Newsom. “Then she bent down to examine him, “to see whether he was dead”. Her examination revealed that she had killed Newsom, and momentarily she panicked.
He is not willing to make any changes in his law for anyone whether family or friend. When his nephew Polynices dies he says “He’s not to have a grave or any mourning. / His corpse is to be left a grim warning, / Pecked at by birds and worried by dogs” (Sophocles 6). Creon has no respect for the dead, and as a result no respect for the gods. Creon wants the body to lie in the sun unburied for all to see, so he can put fear into the hearts of the people.
McCarthy even made the mother end her own life just because she didn’t want to see her son grow up in the apocalyptic world. “In fact, when the mother calmly discusses her own suicide, she correctly predicts these occurrences: "Sooner or later they will catch us and they will kill us. They will rape me. [...] They are going to rape us and kill us and eat us and you wont face it" (56). In some ways, her brutal acceptance of the world-as-it-has-become is much braver than the father's I'm-sure-everything-will-be-fine-when-we-get-to-the-coast brand of denial.