Julius Caesar Act 4

Triumvirate A political regime dominated by three powerful individuals.
Foil A character that serves by contrast to higlight or emphasize opposing traits in another character.
Foreshadowing When the author gives hints of what will happen in the future.
Who are the members of the second triumvirate? Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus.
What kind of list are the three making at the beginning of the scene? A list of people to be killed.
What does Antony say they will do to Caesar’s will? They will change the will to cut expenses.
What is Antony’s opinion of Lepidus? Antony thinks Lepidus is a stupid man who does what others tell him to do.
What reason does Antony give letting Lepidus help in choosing who shall die? He lets Lepidus chose who will die to make him feel important and so he can take some blame if things go wrong.
Why does Brutus suggest that he and Cassius talk inside the tent? He doesn’t want the soldiers to see them fighting because it may cause division.
Why is Cassius mad at Brutus? Brutus publicly condemned Lucius because he took bribes.
What does Brutus accuse Cassius of? Brutus accuses Cassius of selling things for gold and keeping the money for himself.
For what has Brutus asked Cassius that he did not receive? He wants payment for the army.
What does Brutus refuse to do as a means to raise money for his army? He refuses to do anything dishonest/ wrong.
How does Portia die? She kills herself swallowing hot coals.
Explain the disagreement that Brutus and Cassius have about the battle strategy? Cassius wants to wait for an attack so they will be prepared, but Brutus wants to catch the army off guard.
Who wins the argument? Brutus.
What unexpected visitor does Brutus see when everyone else is asleep? Caesar’s ghost appears.

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