cumulative caesar test
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why are the workers celebrating in scene 1? why does marullus scold them?
caesar defeated pompey. marallus says they should be working and they are being too hasty by celebrating the defeat of pompey
what does the soothsayer tell caesar in scene 2? how does caesar respond?
"beware the ides of march". caesar just ignores the warning of something bad happening in march
what happens when caesar is offered the crown?
he makes the people mad by refusing the crown. as they want caesar as ruler they admire how humble is
At the end of Scene 2, what is Cassius planning to do to persuade Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar?
he's going to write letters from citizens that make caesar look too ambitious
at the beginning of scene 3, what do cicero and casca discuss? why are they disturbed?
they discuss caesar being offered the crown three times and are disgusted because caesar rejected the crown
what happens at the end of scene 3 to move the conspiracy plot forward?
the letters are given to brutus by cinna
what steps has the protagonist, Cassius, taken toward his goal?
he has made letters to make caesar look bad
how would you describe the tragedy;s conflict as it is established in act 1?
cassius' jealousy to caesar which leads to the conspiracy theory against caesar.
how do the nobles in the play speak of the citizens of rome? what do you learn from this act about the moods and loyalties of the Roman people?
roman nobles think of the citizens as lesser and as people they own and control. this shows the nobles loyalty to themselves and the citizen's loyalty to their ruler. although everyone is loyal to their country.
in what ways is cassius a foil to brutus in this act?
cassius is only looking out for himself and is quick to make the conspiracy theory. brutus looks out for the people of his country and thinks rationally
what reasons does brutus give for killing caesar?
caesar is too ambitious, will bring danger with the crown, become an evil serpent, and turn against rome
who proposes the murder of antony? why does brutus oppose it?
cassis proposes the murder of antony but brutus claims that it's too violent and they would become murderers.
what does portia demand in the dialogue, or conversation, with brutus in scene 1?
she demands to know what is troubling brutus
in scene 2, what does calphurnia try to persuade caesar to do and why?
she tries to convince him to stay home on the ides of march because she is worried something bad is gonna happen to caesar because she had a bad dream
How does Decius persuade Caesar to go to the senate?
he says the dream was misinterpreted and that it meant it was good luck for his leadership in the Roman government
what character traits does brutus' "swear an oath" speech reveal?
he believes that killing caesar is good for rome. his traits show he's concerned with appearances but he is honorable one of the group
describe the complexities of caesar's character
confident v indecisive, arrogant v modest, fearful v brave, rational v superstitious.
where does shakespeare use thunder and other storm sounds in the setting to suggest cosmic disorder?
used at the end of scene 1 and it suggests danger is coming and is pointing to the conspiracy
describe how shakespeare creates and builds suspense during scene 3 and 4
artmedirous has the name of all the conspirators as he wants to warn caesar before time. portia questions a soothsayer and then sends lucius to the capital to check on her husband
why artemidorus fail to get caesar to read his warning?
he gets the letter in time but he is distracted so that he doesn't read it
why does cassius argue against allowing antony to speak at caesar's funeral? what reasons does brutus give for overruling him?
it is believed antony will turn the people of rome against the conspirators. brutus says: he will speak and explain the actions made and he will warn antony not to speak down upon conspirators
who is the new protagonist after caesar is assassinated and what does he want? how have we been prepared for his appearance?
its marc antony as he wants to avenge caesar's death. we were warned through cassius' suspicions.
what info concerning caesar's will does antony disclose to the crown in scene 2? how the crowd react?
caesar left each citizen 25 silver coins and land, theyre happy for free stuff and mad at his death
what do the plebians do in scene 3?
they attack cinna the poet
explain how brutus and cassius act as character foils in their responses to antony in scene 1?
as brutus is naive he is trusting of antony. cassius is suspicious and untrusting of antony.
how does antony's soliloquy at the end of scene 1 indicate his intentions regarding the assassins? what could this speech foreshadow, or hint at?
his plotting is shown for the future as he shows he wants to avenge his death
why is the aside that cassius makes to brutus in scene one before antony's speech important?
cassius warned brutus how antony was turning the plebians against the conspirators
describe the military situation presented in act iv. what is going on between the conspirators and the triumvirate?
they're both gathering men to fight each other
as scene i of act v opens, what are antony, octavius, and lepidus doing? what breach has opened among them?
antony and his supporters are putting all of brutus and cassius's followers to death. antony breached the will and wants to take advantage of lepidus and then exclude him. octavius doesn't agree but does nothing to stop him.
why is brutus uneasy at the beginning of scene 2?
he's upset with cassius and his dishonest behavior
what were the reasons for portia's death? how does he respond to her death?
she was depressed, she knows brutus is exiled, and that triumvirates is in power over rome. brutus is indifferent and says it's sad but shows little emotion
what vision does brutus see at the end of act iv?
ghost of caesar