Julius Caesar ACT 2 and ACT 3

Why does Artemidorus say that Caesar needs to read his letter first? He tries to warn Caesar through the letter.
What does Trebonius do to help the conspirators? He is supposed to distract Antony
Why does Antony say he wants to see Brutus after Caesar’s murder? Antony wants to find out why the conspirators killed Ceasar
Why does Brutus decide to let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral? He believes that it will be safe to let Antony speak if Brutus first explains to the crowd why the death of Caesar was necessary.
The crowd at Caesar’s funeral is made up of who? The common people of Rome
When Brutus leaves the funeral after giving his speech, he shows that he has what tragic flaw? Being too sure of his ability to persuade others
What was Brutus’s Reason for killing Caesar during his speech? Caesar became too ambitious.
Why does Brutus say that he killed Caesar, in scene 2? He said he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar
Why does Antony draw attention to Caesar’s wounds during his funeral speech? To cause the crowd to feel angry towards the conspirators
What was Antony’s motive in delivering the funeral speech? To convince the crowd to attack the conspirators
What does the death of the poet Cinna show? The angry crowd is out of control
What reason for believing that Caesar must die does Brutus reveal in his soliloquy? The power that Caesar will gain will corrupt him
What is Brutus’s reason for refusing to swear an oath? He thinks that they will be bound together simply by the nobility of their cause (The conspirators’ goal should unite them)
Why does Metellus want Cicero to be apart of the conspiracy? Metellus is older and has the people’s respect
Why don’t Brutus and Trebonius fear revenge from Antony? Antony cares more about having fun
What does Brutus say that the conspirators must do so that their plan will succeed? Kill Caesar boldly but not wrathfully so that they will appear honorable
Portia knows something is wrong because Brutus says he is sick and then does what? Goes out into the cold night
Decius’ arguments to persuade Caesar to leave his house appeal to which of Caesars tragic flaws? His weakness for flattery
Artemidorus’ plan to give Caesar a note shows that Artemidorus what? Supports Caesar
Why does Portia first send Lucius to the senate house? To see if Brutus is alright
Scene 4 Act 2 lines 28-30. What does the Soothsayer mean? He has news for Caesar if Caesar is wise enough to listen.
You all did love him once,/not without cause Antony
Speak, hands for me! Casca
But I am constant as the Northern Star, of whose true fixed and resting quality… Caesar
Stoop, Romans, stoop, And let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood Brutus
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,That I am meek and gentle with these butchers… Antony
Tear him for his bad verses! Tear him for his bad verses! 4th Citizen
Et tu Brutus? Caesar
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come to bury Caesar, not praise him. Antony
Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more… Brutus
I wish we may: but yet have I a mind that fears him much; and my misgivings still… Cassius

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