How do the heavens 'blaze forth' the death of Caesar?

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khenson | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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The heavens literally show their disapproval when they "blaze forth". Due to divine selection, Caesar is much more than a modern-day leader. The gods foreshadow the terror and destruction of Caesar's Rome through disturbing astronomical happenings.

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The reference is to Calpurnia's plea with Caesar not to go to the Capitol on the Ides of March. She has heard of the terrible storm the night before, and Calpurnia fears that it is an omen fortelling Caesar's death. You may find the passage in II.ii. A description of the storm is also in I.iii, in the speeches of Casca and Cassius.

Note that not everyone views the storm the same way. Caesar, Casca, Cicero, and Cassius all have their own interpretations of the storm's meaning.

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