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English 2 Final Exam

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PLAY
dreams of Romans bathing their hands in the blood of Caesar
Calpurnia
says "Beware the Ides of March"
Soothsayer
convinces Caesar to go to the Senate
Decius Brutus
has a "lean and hungry look"
Cassius
gives Antony permission to speak at Caesar's funeral
Brutus
asks Antony to touch Calpurnia to cure her barrenness
Caesar
thinks Lepidus is weak
Mark Antony
tries to warn Caesar of an assassination plot with a letter
Artemidorus
is killed by the commoners
Cinna the Poet
says Lepidus is a tried and valiant soldier, joins Mark Antony after Caesar's death
Octavius
love Caesar, welcome him home after his defeat of Pompey's sons
commoners
planner and organizer of the conspiracy
Cassius
leader of the conspirators
Brutus
thinks Caesar might become a bad ruler
Brutus
considered an honorable man
Brutus
a group of fortune tellers who tell Caesar to stay home on the Ides of March
augerers
appeals to the commoners and their basic needs in his funeral speech
Antony
the new triumvirate after Caesar's death
Octavius, Antony, Lepidus
the original triumvirate
Crassus, Pompey, Caesar
thinks he sees Titinius overtaken
Pindarus
Antony says that all the conspirators except Brutus acted out of
envy
At the end of the play, Antony calls Brutus
noble
Brutus's belief system
Stoicism
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears/I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him"
Antony
"Cowards die many times before their deaths/The valiant never taste of death but once"
Caesar
"...thou shalt see me at Phillipi"
Ghost of Caesar
"This was the noblest Roman of them all"
Antony
"As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him;/but, as he was ambitious, I slew him"
Brutus
"It must be by his death; and for my part,/I know no personal cause to spurn at him/But for the general."
Brutus
"Men at some time are masters of their fates:/The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,/But in ourselves, that we are underlings"
Cassius
"I rather tell thee what is to be feared/ Than what I fear; for always I am Caesar"
Caesar
"For who so firm that cannot be seduced?"
Cassius
"I love/The name of honor more than I fear death"
Brutus
"For Antony is but a limb of Caesar"
Brutus
"I grant I am a woman; but withal/A woman Lord Brutus took to wife"
Portia
"O Error, soon conceived,/Thou never com'st unto a happy birth,/But kill'st the mother that engend'red thee!"
Messala
"Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar"
Caesar
"Caesar now be still;/I killed not thee with half so good a will."
Brutus
Shakespeare's theater
The Globe
people who sat in the pit in front of the stage
groundlings
Rome's government
Republic
childless Queen, loved the theater
Queen Elizabeth I
men from old, noble families; wealthy middle class citizens
patricians
working class citizens
plebians
Rome's ruling body
Senate
plebians elected to the Senate
tribunes
plotted to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason
Earl of Essex
main fault was his big ego
Caesar
"O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth/ That I am meek and gentle with these butchers."
Antony
"Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood"
Antony
"Remember March, the ides of March remember,/Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake"
Brutus