Julius Caesar- Act 5

What hope of Octavius and Anthony is answered? What does this say about Brutus? Brutus and Cassius are attacking. Brutus won the argument, and he is trying to scare Antony and Octavius from the battlefield.
What does Cassius mean by the following statement? “Flatterers! Now Brutus thank yourself;/This tongue had not offered so today,/If Cassius might have ruled.” I told you so.
What ominous sign has Cassius seen that causes him to fear the coming battle? There were eagles with them at first, but now there are only vultures, ravens, and buzzards.
What does Brutus say he will do if they lose the battle? Why is he reluctant to do this? Anything to avoid being captured. He says he won’t commit suicide, but he won’t allow himself to be captured either.
What horrible mistake does Cassius make? What is the outcome of this mistake? He listens to bad information from Pindarus about Titinius. Pindarus tells him that Titinius is being captured, but Titinius is actually being cheered by their own troops, not the enemy’s. We don’t know whether Pindarus gave bad information intentionally or not. Maybe he was just relating what he thought he was seeing.
What is Titinius’s reaction to Cassius’s action? Titinius commits suicide in honor of Cassius.
What is Brutus’s response to Cassius and Titinius’s actions? “I wish they wouldn’t have done that. They were good Romans. Move their bodies away from the field. It’s bad for morale.”
What role does Lucilius take upon himself? What was Anthony’s response to his masquerade He pretends to be Brutus when he is captured so that Brutus will have more time to escape. Antony appreciates his efforts and wants Lucilius to be treated well. He wants to have Lucilius on his side in the future.
What request does Brutus make of Clitus? What is his response? Brutus asks Clitus to kill him. Clitus refuses, as does Dardanius.
What does Brutus ask Volumnius to do? What reason does he give? What is Volumnius’s response? Brutus asks Volumnius to kill him because they have been buddies since school. Volumnius refuses.
What does Strato do for Brutus? What does Strato ask Brutus to do first? Why? Strato holds the sword for Brutus while Brutus runs into it, but Strato asks Brutus to shake his hand first, which Brutus did.
What overture of peace does Octavius make to Brutus’s men? He asks them to come be a part of the new Rome with Octavius and Antony in control. He wants the men to join in the new efforts to reunify and strengthen Rome.
How do Anthony and Octavius honor Brutus? Antony calls Brutus “the noblest Roman of them all” and says that Brutus is the only one of the conspirators to kill Caesar because he thought it was best for Rome- the others did it for personal reasons. They will give Brutus the full honorable burial ceremony as needed for a noble Roman senator.

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