Julius Caesar Act 1
Terms in this set (32)
to create difficulties
close fitting jacket
interpret or explain
the duplication or the reproduction of something
to want to serve a person in order to make her happy
to be tall and thin
to have an illness, or are in bad health
something that is ominous, or gives a sign that something bad is going to happen
something that is great in a surprising way
What puns or plays on words did Shakespeare make with the cobbler's lines?
The cobbler said he was a mender of bad soles, as in shoes. This can be seen as a pun because soles can sound like 'souls.' Another one was how he can re cover the sole or recover a soul.
What can you infer about the crowd from the way they are acting in this scene?
They are happy Caesar rejected the crown. They cheer for whoever is in power.
Who was Pompey?
Pompey was a Roman general defeated by Caesar.
What are "ides"?
The middle of a month, in this case the 'ides of March' is March 15.
Caesar is superstitious on one hand, but chooses to ignore the warning of the soothsayer. What do you think this implies about his character?
He's arrogant and he believes he is immortal and sees himself as a God. He is also self centered and vain.
What does Caesar want Calpurnia to do and why?
He wants her to get whipped by Marc Antony because he's running in the race and it'll turn her sterility into fertility.
How does Cassius try to turn Brutus against Caesar?
He uses a lot of flattery and point's out a lot of Caesar's weaknesses. Then he later throws letter into his window to convince Brutus Rome loves him more than Caesar.
Why does Caesar want "fat men" around him?
Fat men are usually happy, content and wouldn't fight Caesar.
What further information do we learn about Caesar's characters from this scene?
Caesar is very cocky, but to the people of the town he seems humble. He's falling apart, he has epilepsy and is deaf in one of his ears.
How did the crowd react when Caesar refused the crown?
They cheered because they believe he is humble.
How does the weather in this scene(3) help build dramatic tension?
The Roman believe in gods and they think the gods are threatening something bad is coming.
How does Cassius use Casca's superstitious nature to convince him to join the conspiracy?
He says the the Gods want him to join the conspiracy because when he opened his jack to the gods during the storm, he wasn't struck.
What characters join the conspiracy in this scene(3)?
Cinna, Casca, Metellus Cinber, Trebonius, Decius Brutus
How will Cinna help get Brutus to join the conspiracy?
Deliver the last few letters from 'the Romans.
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