Why does Cassius suspect getting Caesar to the Capitol will be hard in Julius Caesar?

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In Julius Caesar, Cassius suspects that the conspirators will have a hard time getting Caesar to the Capitol due to recent prophecies of imminent danger. Both the local fortune tellers and Caesar's wife warn Caesar of these bad omens, but he chooses to go to the Capitol anyway.

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In Act 2, Scene 1, Cassius believes that the conspirators will have a hard time getting Caesar to the Capitol because of some recent bad omens. Caesar has recently become a very superstitious man. The augers have suggested that Caesar refrain from certain public activities for his own safety. Furthermore, the fortune-teller's warning to "beware the ides of March" has the dictator scared. As if that were not enough, Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, had a terrifying dream that seems to foretell her husband's impending demise. The irony here is that the omens are correct.

Cassius finds this all very concerning. Caesar never used to care one way or the other about superstition. While Caesar denies being frightened of these omens, Cassius is worried that they may keep him away from the Capitol and save him from the conspirators' deadly plot.

Decius tells Cassius not to worry. Caeser trusts him enough that he feels confident he can convince him to go to the Capitol. He knows just how to flatter Caesar in all the right ways to convince him to come. In the next scene, Decius does just that. He shrewdly convinces Caesar that Calpurnia's dream is actually a good omen and that Caesar will be crowned king at the Capitol.

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