Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

The gods do this in shame of cowardice:
Caesar should be a beast without a heart,
If he should stay at home to-day for fear.
No, Caesar shall not: danger knows full well
That Caesar is more dangerous than he:
We are two lions litter’d in one day,
And I the elder and more terrible:
And Caesar shall go forth.
– Caesar – William Shakespeare – Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II

3 Responses

  1. that sucks

  2. what??

  3. This is Ceasar talking to himself and a servant before he goes to the Senate and gets killed by his friend.

    He declares that “Danger” and Ceasar were born on the same day and that Ceasar is more terrible than Danger.

    Ceasar is saying that he does not fear what is going to happen.

    It sort of translates to this:

    The gods do this to test my bravery. They’re saying I’d be an animal without a heart if I stayed home today out of fear. So, I won’t.

    And it follows this particular passage:

    Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.

    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

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