Julius Caesar Act 2 Questions

According to Brutus, why is it necessary that Caesar be killed? Caesar will abuse powerCaesar is a dangerous king
What actions does Lucius perform that help the plot unfold? Lucius lights a candle and lets a group of conspirators in
What is Brutus’s internal conflict? Brutus doesn’t know if Caesar should die and if he should kill him
Why does Brutus disagree about taking an oath? Cowards and men who are about to die take oaths
Why does Metellus think it would be a good idea to ask Cicero to join the conspiracy? Cicero is older and deserves more respect
Why does Brutus say they should not ask Cicero to join the conspiracy? Cicero doesn’t want to go along with another person’s plan
What does Brutus say about killing Marc Antony? It would be bloody and take away from their original purpose
What reason does Cassius give for why Caesar might not come out of his house today? Caesar is superstitious
By what method does Decius say he will use to get Caesar out of the house? Decius flatters Caesar
Why is Portia worried about Brutus? Brutus was acting edgy and strange
How does Portia prove her strength to Brutus? Portia stabs herself in the thigh and bears the wound silently
Why does Calpurnia want Caesar to stay home? Calpurnia had a dream and saw it as an omen
What was Calpurnia’s dream? Caesar’s statue had blood pouring from itPeople were happy he was dead
How does Decius interpret Calpurnia’s dream? Caesar will give new life to RomeCaesar’s blood was reviving
What arguments does Decius use to change Caesar’s mind about going to the Capitol? Everyone will think Caesar is a coward
What does Artemidorus plan to do? Give Caesar a letter of warning about the danger
Why is Portia so nervous? She suspects the conspiracy is wrong and worries about her husband
What does Portia want Lucius to do? To check on Brutus and tell him she is fine
What does the soothsayer tell Portia? He doesn’t see anything happening to BrutusHe doesn’t know of a plot against Caesar

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