Julius Caesar ACT 2
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• To what does Brutus compare Caesar? in the beginning of scene 1
A serpents egg that has hatched
• What does it mean to "kill him in the shell"?
Kill Caesar before he is fully developed
Brutus says, "My ancestors did from the streets of Rome/ The Tarquin drive, when he was called a king" (lines 53-55). In these lines, for what reason is he inclined to join the conspiracy?
Brutus is inclined to join the conspiracy because his ancestors killed a rising power tyrant and he believes it's his duty to kill Caesar
Why does Cassius want to kill Mark Antony?
Mark Antony is very loyal to Casear and could try and kill the conspirators
What does Brutus mean in lines 181-183: "And for Mark Antony, think not of him; / For he can do no more than Caesar's arm/ When Caesar's head is off."
Anthony will pose no threat to them once caser is dead
Portia tells Brutus, "You have some sick offense within your mind, / Which by the right and virtue of my place / I ought to know of..." (lines 268-270). What is she saying?
Meaning, because she is his wife it is her right, and it is the right thing, for her to know what was going on with her own husband!
What two reasons does Portia give for why Brutus should confide to her his problems?
Wounded herself in the thigh, She has control of her emotions.
What is Caius Ligarius referring to when he says, "But are not some whole that we must make sick?" (line 328)? Caius Ligarius refers that they have to
Help the general public they have to kill Caesar
Why is Caesar not worried about the unnatural events occurring in Rome?
Caeser isn't worried about the unnatural events occurring in Rome because he fears nothing he is caser
What letter is Brutus reading?
A letter Cassius sent from "citizens" to convince Brutus to do something about Caesar.
Who arrived at Brutus' place in the middle of the night.
Cassius and the conspirators.
Who were the conspirators?
Cassius, Brutus, Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus Cimber, Trebonius, Caius Ligarius.
How were the conspirators dress when they arrived at Brutus'?
Hats pulled down and cloacks pulled up. They were hiding.
What did Brutus say about the way they were dressed?
They shouldn't hide themselves. It's better disguise to act as thought there is nothing wrong.
How does Caesar interpret the augurers' sacrifice?
Caesar thinks that the results of the sacrifice mean that if he does not go to the Capitol, he will be a coward
What is an augurer?
An augurer is someone who can foresee the future
What advice do the augurers give to Caesar?
The augurers tell Caesar not to go to the Capitol
What does Calpurnia mean when she tells Caesar, "Your wisdom is consumed in confidence"
Calpurnia means that Caesar's confidence over throws wisdom
How does Decius interpret Calpurnia's dream?
Decius tells Caesar that Calpurnia's dream was misinterpreted. The fountains of blood pouring from Caesar's body that Calpurnia saw reflected the new life Caesar is giving to Rome, not his death.
What two reasons does Decius give for why Caesar should go to the Senate House?
Decius claims that he will be mocked if he cannot provide a good reason for Caesar's absence and they will reconsider
WHat quote foreshadows events to come?
Beware the ides of march
Trebonius says in an aside, "...and so near will I be, / That your best friends shall wish I had been further" (lines 124-125). What does he mean?
Trebonius means in his aside that his friend is powerful and you don't want to mess with him.
Review lines 9-14. Who does Artemidorus believe is conspiring with the traitors if Caesar does die?
Metellus, caius brutus and Decius
What two things does Portia want Lucius to do when he goes to the Senate House?
if brutus looks well, because he was sick when he left. And pay attention to what Caesar does and which men are close to him
The conspirators decide not to discuss their plan with cicero because
he likes to do things his own way
Brutus reference to marc Anthony as caesars arm is meant to persuade his fellow conspirators that
Antony will pose no threat when caesar is dead
How is the conflict between cassius and brutus resolved
The conspirators agree not to kill antony
What is the main point of Decius final speech
Caesar may be superstitious but Decius knows what to say to get him to do what they want
From the charcters words in act 2 scene 1 a reader cab conclude all of the following except
cassius has a personal grudge against antony
In the first three lines spoken by metellus it is clear that he is aware of the connotations of the word
Brutus uses metaphors to
urge the conspirators to kill only Caesar
what could replace augurers without changing the meaning of the word
What does the soothlayer tell to Portia
to warn Caesar of the bad things to come; he warns Portia to beware the ides of march.
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