Tuesday:) Today Is The Ides of March~ Beware

16 Mar

“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” 

― Malcolm X

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March 15th is the Ides of March. If you remember your Shakespeare and Julius Caesar , it wasn’t exactly a good day for old Julius. If you’ve ever been betrayed, blind-sided, or stabbed in the back, you can relate. I can definitely relate. Cheers to all who have survived the Ides of March.

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 Caesar. Who is it in the press that calls on me? 100I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, 
Cry ‘Caesar!’ Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear.

Soothsayer. Beware the ides of March.

Caesar. What man is that?

Brutus. A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March. 105

Caesar. Set him before me; let me see his face.

Cassius. Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

Caesar. What say’st thou to me now? speak once again.

Soothsayer. Beware the ides of March.

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The importance of the ides of March for Caesar is that it is the day he will be assassinated by a group of conspirators, including Brutus and Cassius. Despite numerous and improbable portents—the soothsayer’s warning, some fearsome thundering, his wife’s dreams of his murder, and so on—Caesar ventures forth on the ides to meet his doom.

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