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English 2 Final Exam
dreams of Romans bathing their hands in the blood of Caesar
says "Beware the Ides of March"
convinces Caesar to go to the Senate
has a "lean and hungry look"
gives Antony permission to speak at Caesar's funeral
asks Antony to touch Calpurnia to cure her barrenness
thinks Lepidus is weak
tries to warn Caesar of an assassination plot with a letter
is killed by the commoners
Cinna the Poet
says Lepidus is a tried and valiant soldier, joins Mark Antony after Caesar's death
love Caesar, welcome him home after his defeat of Pompey's sons
planner and organizer of the conspiracy
leader of the conspirators
thinks Caesar might become a bad ruler
considered an honorable man
a group of fortune tellers who tell Caesar to stay home on the Ides of March
appeals to the commoners and their basic needs in his funeral speech
the new triumvirate after Caesar's death
Octavius, Antony, Lepidus
the original triumvirate
Crassus, Pompey, Caesar
thinks he sees Titinius overtaken
Antony says that all the conspirators except Brutus acted out of
At the end of the play, Antony calls Brutus
Brutus's belief system
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears/I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him"
"Cowards die many times before their deaths/The valiant never taste of death but once"
"...thou shalt see me at Phillipi"
Ghost of Caesar
"This was the noblest Roman of them all"
"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"
"It must be by his death; and for my part,/I know no personal cause to spurn at him/But for the general."
"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"
"I rather tell thee what is to be feared/ Than what I fear; for always I am Caesar"
"For who so firm that cannot be seduced?"
"I love/The name of honor more than I fear death"
"For Antony is but a limb of Caesar"
"I grant I am a woman; but withal/A woman Lord Brutus took to wife"
"O Error, soon conceived,/Thou never com'st unto a happy birth,/But kill'st the mother that engend'red thee!"
"Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar"
"Caesar now be still;/I killed not thee with half so good a will."
people who sat in the pit in front of the stage
childless Queen, loved the theater
Queen Elizabeth I
men from old, noble families; wealthy middle class citizens
working class citizens
Rome's ruling body
plebians elected to the Senate
plotted to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I; executed for treason
Earl of Essex
main fault was his big ego
"O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth/ That I am meek and gentle with these butchers."
"Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood"
"Remember March, the ides of March remember,/Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake"