Julius Caesar Act 2

According to Brutus, why is it necessary that Caesar be killed For the sake of Rome
What action does Lucius perform that help the plot unfold? He found the letter in Brutus’s study
What is Brutus’s internal conflict? He doesn’t want to kill Caesar but he loves Rome more
Why does Brutus disagree about taking an oath? Honorable men don’t take oath’s
Why does Metellus think it would be a good idea to ask Cicero to join the Conspiracy? Cicero is older so he would have good judgment and people would listen to him because of that good judgment
Why does Brutus say they should not ask Cicero to join the conspiracy? he doesn’t trust him with the secret
What does Brutus say about killing Marc Antony? He says there is no need to kill him because he doesn’t want to become a butcher
What reason does Cassius give for why Caesar might not come out of his house today? Caesar is very super-suspicious of his dreams
By what method does Decius say he will use to get Caesar out of his house? He is going to manipulate him;Appeal to Caesar’s ego
Why is Portia, Brutus’s wife, worried about Brutus? He is not eating, sleeping, or talking
how does she prove her strength to Brutus? She is going to cut herself
Why does Calpurnia want Caesar to stay home? Because she had a nightmare
Describe Calpurnia’s dream? Linus on the streets, corpses came out of graves, fiery worries came from cloud and drizzled blood on captial
How does Decius interpret Calpurnia’s dream? The spouting of blood on the structure, smiling Roman wishing; symbolizes Rome will revive Caesar
What arguments does Decius use to change Caesar’s mind about going to the Capital? There is a positive interpretation of Calpurnia’s dream
What does Artemidorus plan to do? Warn Caesar with a letter about telling him about the conspiracy
Why is Portia so nervous? She is worried about Brutus
What does Portia want Lucius to do? She wants him to go to the Capital and spy on Brutus and Caesar and come back with news for her
What does the soothsayer tell Portia? He is going to try one more time to warn Caesar of what might happen to him

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