While making sure not to condemn Brutus and the conspirators, he argues that Caesar had no plan to turn Rome into a dictatorship. Act 2 1 How does Portia prove she is worthy to hear the plans of her husband, Brutus? The festivities were in honor of Lupercus, the god of nature Pan in Greek mythology.
Act 5 1 Cassius asks Brutus what he plans to do if they should lose the battle. He orders Pindarus to hold his sword while he impales his chest on the blade.
Stunned that Brutus is among his assassins, Caesar cries out, "and you too, Brutus? The boys quickly fall asleep and Brutus starts to read. Brutus says that, since he finds the act of suicide cowardly and vile 5.
The welfare of Rome drives Brutus, and Cassius knows Brutus will give the people what they desire. Cassius presents his best argument to convince Brutus, his close friend and brother-in-law, to conspire with him to assassinate Caesar.
That Brutus nevertheless dies by his own hand at the end of the play adds to his tragedy. He adds that he will never return to Rome as a prisoner.
What changes his mind? Her show of bravery and self-control convinces Brutus she is "stronger than her sex" 2. Decius adds that the senate is planning again to offer Caesar a crown, and Caesar gives in to vanity.
For this moment, Brutus the idealist becomes Brutus the murderer.
Julius Caesar Study Questions. Cassius retires for the evening and Brutus calls two of his servants, Claudio and Varro, to stay with him through the night.
He leaves Calpurnia and accompanies Decius to the Capitol. Antony can see in Brutus the morality he does not himself possess - the capability to act selflessly for the common good. Their hostility toward Caesar serves to introduce the deep political divide that will become the central issue of the play.
Cassius knows that he too will soon be captured by Antony and Octavius, and will certainly be dragged through the streets of Rome in chains. Portia cuts herself in the thigh and suffers the pain of both the wound and the infection it causes in silence.
Note that in the ancient Roman calendar the "ides" was the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months. The conspirators gather around Caesar and he sees his trusted friend Brutus among them.
The ghost tells Brutus that they will meet again at Philippi and vanishes. As Caesar passes through the crowd the soothsayer cries out to him, warning him to "beware the ides of March.Study Guide for The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare T HE G LENCOE L ITERATUREL IBRARY.
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Julius Caesar: Study Questions with Answers Act 1 1) Why are the tribunes Flavius and Marullus so upset at the opening of the play? The tribunes are angry that the working class citizens of Rome gather to celebrate Caesar’s victory, while forgetting Pompey, the Roman hero (and a part of the First Triumvirate that ruled Rome) who was killed in battle alongside Caesar.
J ulius Caesar may have been the greatest man of all times. Use this study guide and summary to brush up on your Roman history. 4 Dear Teachers, Welcome to the Shakespearience study guide for Julius Caesar. These materials have been designed to expand your students’ en-gagement with the.Download