Why does Casca believe that these omens have occurred on this particular night?
Act 1, scene 3 of Julius Caesar begins with Casca encountering Cicero in the street in the midst of a storm. Cicero remarks on Casca's distracted appearance, and Casca is amazed that anyone can remain calm in the midst of "a tempest dropping fire." He suggests that the gods must be angry:
Either there is a civil strife in heaven,
Or else the world, too saucy with the gods,
Incenses them to send destruction.
Casca then describes some of the bizarre omens he has just witnessed: a slave whose hand burned like twenty torches, a lion wandering round the capitol, terrified women who say...
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