julius caesar act 2 reading and study guide

Taper diminish or reduce or cause to diminish or reduce in thickness toward one end.
tyranny cruel and oppressive government or rule.
lest with the intention of preventing to avoid the risk of.
anachronism a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exits, especially a thing that is consciously old-fashion
complication a circumstance that complicates something; a difficulty
personification the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
irony the expression of one’s meaning by the language that normally signifies the opposite typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
dramatic irony irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
situational irony irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what is intended so that the outcome is contrary to what is expected
verbal irony irony is which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is opposite of the literal meaning
according to Brutus, why is it necessary that Caesar must be killed he feels that Caesar will be dangerous as a king
what actions does Lucius perform that help the plot unfold he brought Brutus the letter
what is Brutus’s internal conflict he isn’t sure whether or not to kill Caesar
why does Brutus disagree about taking an oath he thinks that their word is enough promise and that only true Romans don’t take an oath.
why does Metellus think it would be a good idea to ask Ciero to join the conspiracy Cicero is older, so Metellus thinks their actions would garner more respect.
why does Brutus say they should not ask Cicero to join the conspiracy Cicero is set in his ways and will not go along with another person’s plan.
what does Brutus say about killing Marc Antony it will be to bloody and Malicious will 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 will flatter Caesar until he agrees to come out of the house.
why is Portia, Brutus’s wife, worried about Brutus because Brutus has been acting weird lately
how does she prove her strength to Brutus Portia stabs herself in the thigh and bears the wound silently.
why does Calpurnia want Caesar to stay home? she had a bad dream and saw it as an omen
describe Calpurnia’s dream she dreamed Caesar’s statue had blood pouring from it and fellow Romans laughing and happy.
how does Decius interpret Calpurnia’s Dream Decius says it means Caesar will give new life to Rome
what arguments does Decius use to change Caesar’s mind about going to the Capitol. Decius says everyone will think Caesar is a coward.
what does atemidorus plan to do he plans to give Caesar a letter warning him about the danger
why is Portia so nervous she suspects something is wrong perhaps the conspiracy, and is worried about her husband
what does Portia want Lucius to do she wants him to check on Brutus and tell him she is fine
what does the soothsayer tell Portia he doesn’t know of any plot against Caesar but fears it could. he’s going to talk to Caesar.

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