15 important quotes julius caesar

“and could it work so much upon your shape as it hath much prevailed on your condition, I should not know you, Brutus” (1.1.273-75)this character exclaims that if Brutus’ outward appearance changed as much as his behavior, then he would be unrecognizable. She is expressing how strangely he has been acting and begs to know his secret. Portia
“and let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s bloon up to our elbows and besmear our swords” (3.1.117-18). he says this right after the conspirators kill caesar. they smear their hands and swords in caesar’s blood to take full credit for caesar’s death in front of many people. he thinks that they will be viewed as heroes. Brutus
“Beware the ides of March” (1.2.21).this is the first of many warnings to Caesar regarding the ides of march. Caesar ignores all the warning and is killed on march 15. Soothsayer
“I could be well moved, if I were as you:If I could pray to move, prayers would move me:But I am constant as the northern star,Of whose true-fix’d and resting qualityThere is no fellow in the firmament.The skies are painted with unnumber’d sparks,They are all fire and every one doth shine,But there’s but one in all doth hold his place…”Caesar speaks these words only seconds before Casca stabs him. Here, he compares himself to the greatest star in the heavens, the everlasting, all-powerful center around which all lesser stars turn. Julius Caesar
“But this same dayMust end the work the ides of March begun.” (5.1.123-24).On the ides of March the conspirators killed Julius Caesar. Now they are hoping to defeat Mark Antony, Octavius, and their army. When Brutus says this, he is basically committing his armies to one final battle at Phillipi. Brutus
“He would be crowned:How that might change his nature, there’s the question.” (2.1.12-13).He wonders how Caesar would be changed if he became king. He fears that if Caesar became king he would abuse his power. Brutus
“I have made strong proof of my constancy, Giving myself a voluntary wound Here, in the thigh. Can I bear that with patience, And not my husband’s secrets?” (2.1.322-25).She proves to Brutus that she is worthy of knowing his secrets by stabbing herself in the thigh. She shows that she is a strong woman. Portia
“Therefore, good Brutus, be prepared to hear: And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection, I, your glass, Will modestly discover to yourself That of yourself which you yet know not of.”He begins his campaign to bend Brutus to his own wicked purposes by using the metaphor of a glass or mirror. Cassius
“Why, man, he bestrides the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves.” (1.2.143-45).He explains his hatred of Caesar. He believes that Caesar is like a Colossus and all the Romans are like tiny slaves walking under his enormous legs. He hyperbolizes the situation and concludes that he would rather die than live under the rule of Caesar. Cassius
“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot; Take thou what course thou wilt.” (3.2.275-76).He says this after he sneakily arouses the Romans. Now the Romans want bloody revenge on the conspirators. He acts irresponsibly as a leader, and says that he is not stopping the Romans, nor directing them. Mark Antony
“Remember March; the ides of March remember. Did not great Julius bleed for justice’ sake? What villain touched his body that did stab, And not for justice?” (4.3.19-22).He tells Cassius that they killed Caesar for justice. He explains that they did not kill Caesar so that they could support robbers and bribes in order to receive money. Brutus
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (1.2.147-48).He explains to Brutus that it is not fate’s fault that Caesar rules them. Rather, it is the fault of the Roman nobility for not standing up for themselves. Cassius
“Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,– Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips, To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue– A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so in use And dreadful objects so familiar That mothers shall but smile when they behold Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war; All pity choked with custom of fell deeds: And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voiceCry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war…” (3.1.286-88).He compares Caesar’s wounds to mouths screaming for revenge. He promises Caesar’s dead body that he will seek revenge on the conspirators. Mark Antony
“Alas, my lord, Your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear That keeps you in the house, and not your own. We’ll send Mark Antony to the senate-house: And he shall say you are not well to-day: Let me, upon my knee, prevail in this.”With these words, “your wisdom is consumed in confidence,” she and Shakespeare some up the essence of the classic tragic flaw: the excessive, blinding pride or confidence the Greeks called hubris. Calpurnia
“Et tu, Brutè? — Then fall Caesar.” (3.1.85).He says this to Brutus right before he dies. It is especially painful for Caesar to watch Brutus, who was so loyal to him, stab him. Caesar

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