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Julius Caesar Act II

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What question is Brutus pondering at the opening of the scene.
wheather or not caesar will be corropted by power
What info does Brutus want Lucius to look at?
A calendar
What is the significance of what Lucius finds.
He sees on the calendar that it's the ides of March...just as the Soothsayer had said.
Why did the conspirators want cicero to join them?
cicero is older seems more wise and the people will respect his decision
Why does Brutus reject Cicero? What is Cassius's reaction and what does this show about him and Brutus's relationship
because cicero never follows anyone elses ideas. cassius replies " then leave him out" and this shows that cassius listens to whatever brutus says
What did the conspirators plan to do the next day?
Kill Caesar
How does Decius say he will make sure that Caesar will come to the capital?
Flatter him
What has Portia done to show Brutus that she is worthy of knowing his secrets?
Stabs herself in the leg and kept it a secret (didn't complain to show that she was strong)
What strange and horrible things does Calpurnia report that have been seen that night?
Statue of Caesar bleeding and people in Rome washing themselves with blood; graves that have been unearthed.
What does Calpurnia mean by the following statement: "When beggars die they are no comets seen. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."
If a beggar dies, no one cares. When a prince die, they will care.
How does Decius convince Caesar to go to the capital?
He says he'll look weak if Caesar stays inside.
What is Artemidorous's plan?
As he's walking he listing people's names down
Why Portia so nervous and upset? On what errand does she send Lucius?
She knows her husband is involved in killing Caesar. She sends Lucius to run to the capital to see what's going on and to run back and tell her.