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Julius Caesar

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Calphurnia

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Why does Caesar tell his wife, Calphurnia, "Stand you directly in Antonius' way
When he doth run his course" (1.2.5-6) in scene II?

A

Caesar wants to create an obstacle for Antony so he does not win the race.

B

Caesar is somewhat superstitious, believing that this touch by Antony could make Calphurnia fertile.

C

Caesar wishes to see if Calphurnia will willingly obey his orders and prove herself loyal to her master.

D

Caesar thinks that the outcome of this will result in Calphurnia's true feelings for Antony to be clear.

E

Caesar is taunting Antony because he knows of his secret feelings for Calphurnia.