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Julius Caesar

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Sleek-headed, fat men

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Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep a-nights. / …has a lean and hungry look;
…thinks too much; such men are dangerous. (1.2.192-196)

What can the reader infer about Caesar's statement?

A

Caesar is speaking about Antony after seeing him interact with the crowd. The foreshadowing of Caesar's demise can be seen in his own concern of how Antony is working the crowd for their support.

B

Caesar is speaking about Cassius' animalistic desire for power; he is concerned that the man is too ambitious and will cause him trouble in the future.

C

Caesar is speaking about Brutus and his meek nature; he considers him to be fat and lazy, feeling like he would be a good person to keep by his side because of his lack of drive.

D

Caesar is speaking about Casca, a manipulating individual who is always feeding off of others; he is vocalizing his concern about Casca's intentions.

E

Caesar is speaking about the Soothsayer and how he is attempting to bring Caesar to his demise by lying to him and trying to make him think something is amiss in his future.