Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife was wealthy women who can’t have babies. She has
many omens which
Caesar thinks are silly and ignores them. The day of Caesars death she had an
omen. Her omen was that
Caesar was going to turn into a statue and people will wash their hands with
his blood. She pressured him
not to go to the meeting, afraid for Caesar’s life. Her omen did come true.
Caesar ignored her request for
him to stay and left. To Caesar, only superstitious people believed in omens.
He went to
the meeting not knowing that his wife’s omen would come true. He went to
because he didn’t want people to think of him as a coward. Also, because he
been offered the crown for the fourth time.
The messenger who came to get Caesar to the meeting also was influence.
trusted the messenger and told him the real reason he wasn’t going and the
just laughed and said “I will not lie”. He also told Caesar that “ if
you do not come I will
tell them the real reason you did not go”. To Caesar he thought that the
think of him as a coward. Caesar said “ cowards die many times before their
which meant that people who turn down fights and wars die before their time
the Roman would think of them less and wouldn’t bother to even look twice
person. To Caesar that was like he was already died and that you backed out
something so important