Julius Caesar: Act IV Reading and study guide

Triumvirate 3 people ruling equally
Foil Type of characters, points out qualities of another
Foreshadowing Author gives hints of what’s to come
Who are the members of the second triumvirate Antony, Octavius, Lepidus
What kind of list are the three making at the beginning of the scene A list of people to kill
What does Antony say they will do to Caesar’s will? Alter it to cut expenses
What is Antony’s opinion of Lepidus A stupid man who will do what others tell him to do
What reason does Antony give letting Lepidus help in choosing who shall die? Easily led and will help shoulder any blame
Why does Brutus suggest that he and Cassius talk inside the tent? He doesn’t want the soldiers to see them fighting, it might cause diversion
Why is Cassius mad at Brutus Brutus publicly condemned Lucius Pellus for taking bribes
What does Brutus accuse Cassius of Selling things for gold and keeping the money
For what has Brutus asked Cassius that he did not receive Payment for the army
What does Brutus refuse to do as a means to raise money for his army Refuses to do anything wrong
How does Portia die? Swallows hot coals
Explain the disagreement that Brutus and Cassius have about the battle strategies Cassius wants to wait to attack and Brutus wants to attack now
Who wins the argument Brutus
What unexpected visitor does Brutus see when everyone else is asleep? Ghost

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