Julius Caesar: Act 2 – Reading Guide Questions

to what decision does brutus come in his orchard? why? he decides to join the conspiracy to murder caesar because he thinks caesar will abuse his power if he is crowned
what does Lucius give to brutus in scene 1, act 2? he brings the forged note that has been thrown through the window
why doesn’t brutus want to swear an oath with the conspirators? he thinks a just cause needs no oath to bind the doers to their cause
for what reason does matellus cimber want cicero to join the conspiracy? “…his silver hairs Will purchase us a good opinion. And buy mens voices to command our deeds…”
Brutus is against including Cicero and against killing Mark Antony. Why? Cicero will not follow any plan started by someone else and killing antony would be too bloody
Why did Brutus say, “render me worthy of this noble wife!”? Portia has shown her concern for him and insists on sharing his emotional burden
of what does calpurnia try to convince Caesar? her dreams are omens of tragedy and he should not go to the senate meeting
Caesar yields to calpurnias wishes at first. why does he change his mind and decide to go to the senate meeting? Decius reinterprets Calpurnias dream to entice caesar to go to the meeting
What does the note artemidorus wants to give to caesar say? it warns caesar of the conspiracy and names the conspirators

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