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Julius Caesar Act 2

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egg of a serpent
what does brutus compare caesar to?
kill him "in the shell"
what brutus decide to do to caesar?
sleeping while rome is threatened
what does the letter accuse brutus of?
a protest against caesar
how does brutus interpret the letter?
cassius and the rest of the conspirators
who knocks on caesars door?
their cause should be strong enough
why does brutus decide against an oath for the conspirators?
he would bring good public opinion
why do the conspirators want to bring cicero into the group?
cicero would never follow anyone else's ideas
why does brutus not want cicero to join?
antony
who does cassius suggest they kill along with caesar?
cassius
who suggests killing antony?
it would make their plan to bloody
why does brutus not want to kill antony?
decius
who says he will make sure caesar comes to the capitol?
like actors
how does brutus want the conspirators to behave?
he doesnt feel well
what does brutus tell portia when she asks about his strange behavior?
portia
who is brutus's wife?
ligarius
who knocks on brutus's door while hes talking to his wife?
yes
does ligarius want to join the conspirators?
Calpurnia's dreams
whats keeping caesar awake?
three times
how times has calpurnia cried out in her sleep?
caesar's death
what does calpurnia dream about?
that he stay home
what do the augurs recommend for caesar?
they examined an animal and didnt find a heart
why do the augurs think caesar should stay home?
antony
who does calpurnia tell caesar to send to the senate in his place?
decius
who enters and says he has to take caesar to the senate?
he will be absent that day
what does caesar tell decius to tell the senators?
illness
what does calpurnia think caesars excuse for absence should be?
he does not want to lie
why does caesar not go with calpurnias excuse?
he simply will not go, adding calpurnias dreams
what is caesars final reason for absence from the senate?
Romans will all gain lifeblood from the strength of Caesar
what does decius say caesars dream really means? (he is just trying to get caesar to go to the senate)
the senate has decided to give caesar the crown and may change their minds if he does not show
what does decius tell caesar about the senators to persuade him to go to the senate?
he would seem easily swayed by women or fear
why would caesar lose public regard by not showing up at the senate?
the conspirators
who enters to take caesar to the senate?
artemidorus
who comes onstage to read a letter?
caesar
who does artemidorus write a letter to?
be wary of Brutus, Casca, and the other conspirators
what does artemidorus warn caesar about in the letter?
sends brutus's servant to report back on the events at the senate
what does portia do during the senate?
he has not gone to the capitol yet
what does the soothsayer tell portia about caesar?
a soothsayer
who does portia ask about caesar?
brutus
who has the opening soliloquy?
fear that caesars rule may become tyrannical
why does brutus want to strike against caesar?
disagreement about where the sun will rise
where might the audience derive a negative judgement about the potential cohesiveness of the conspirators from?
takes the hands of each conspirator
how does brutus signify joining the conspirators?
three
how many proposals of cassius does brutus veto?
taking an oath, inducting cicero, killing antony
what proposals by cassius does brutus veto?
decius's reinterpretation of calpurnias dream
what causes caesar to go to the senate?