Act one Julius Caesar

Why are the workers celebrating in Scene I ? Why does Marullus scold them? The workers are celebrating because Caesar will be passing through, making a public appearance. Marullus, a tribune, scolds the commoners (the people) because they were quick to praise and worship Caesar and forget about their old ruler Pompey.
What does the soothsayer tell Caesar in Scene 2? How does Caesar respond? he tells him about the “Ides of March” (March 15). Caesar kind of ignores him.
What happens when Caesar is offered the crown? he turns the crown down three times
At the end of Scene 2, what is Cassius planning to do to persuade Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar? Cassius has asked Cinna to put letters in Brutus’ chair because he wants Brutus to see how many people (especially the senators) who would support him to dethrone Caesar. He also plans to talk to Brutus.
What happens at the end of Scene 3 to move the conspiracy plot forward? The actual throwing of the letters in Brutus’ window and meeting at Pompey’s porch
Shakespeare uses nature to mirror the disorder in human lives. What details in Scene 3 do you think evoke a sense of danger and terror? The commoners hand in on hire and he does scream, a lion passes a man and didn’t want to scowl at him.
What is your impression of Cassius, the protagonist, or main character, who drives the action in Act I? By the act’s end, what steps has he taken toward his goal? Cassius the protagonist “has a mean and hungry look, he is a great observer, he thinks to much, he doesn’t listen to music or goes to plays, and Caesar says such men are dangerous. by the end of act one Cassius has persuaded Brutus to consider the plot, he has Casca and several others and he also forged letters to Brutus and has a meeting with the compositors and Pompey’s porch.
The exposition of Act I introduces the characters and conflict. How would you describe the tragedy’s conflict as it is established in Act I? The conflict is Man vs. Man, the conflict is between those Romans who believe a strong, effective, leader and those who see him as a tyrant and want to take him down.
A healthy republic requires a reason-ably intelligent and responsive citizenry. How do the nobles in the play speak of the citizens of Rome? What do you learn from this act about the moods and loyalties of the Roman people? the two tribunes (Marullus and Flavius) actually call he commoners names, because they favor Caesar (They call them idle creatures) Cassius calls them Servile Trash
How would you evaluate the character of Brutus? Is he strong, weak, or something in between? (Do all readers agree?) Brutus in his conversation with Cassius (act one scene two) reviles this about his character >Selfless>idealistic>Very concerned about the welfare of the people in Rome>He is some what naive and easily persuaded>prideful
A character foil is a character who serves as a contrast to another character. Throughout the play. Cassius serves as a character foil to Brutus. In what ways is Cassius a foil to Brutus in this act? Brutus- Believes in the good in all peopleCassius- believes that a good leader has to manipulate people to get what he wants
Brutus loves Rome and believes in the republic. Would he be betraying his ideals by aligning himself with Cassius? Why or why not? in one way no he would not be betraying his country because he believes in the good of all. On the flip side if Brutus betrays Caesar (because of Cassius) then yes he would be betraying the people
The ruler of Rome Caesar
Caesars friend Brutus
Caesar’s wife Calpurnia
master mind behind killing Caesar Cassius
Tribune Marullus
another Tribune Flavius
warns Caesar about the Ides of march Soothsayer
The commoners Plebeians
Allie of Cassius Casca
Another one of Cassius allies Cinna
Brutus wife Portia
Caesars companion Antony
is the time and place of a story Setting
the people or animals in a story Charactors
the way the author describes or presents his charactors Charactorization
the problem in the story; it is a clash or struggle between two or more apposing forces Conflict
the sequence of events that take place in a story; story line Plot
the main or central idea of a story; the moral of the story. it is the authors message to the reader Theme
the opposite of what you expect to happen Irony
to give clues or hints early on in the story as what will happen later on in the story Foreshawdowing
an event regarded as a portent of good or evil. Omen
a long speech in which a character in alone on stage expressing private thoughts or feelings Soliloquy
a trumpet sound Alarum

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