Julius Caesar Act IV&V

Who are the members of the second triumvirate? Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus are the members of the second triumvirate
What kind of list are the three making at the beginning of the scene? Those who are to be killed
What does Antony say they will do to Caesar’s will? They will alter the will to cut expenses
What is Antony’s opinion of Lepidus? He thinks he is good for running errands
What reason does Antony give letting Lepidus help in choosing who shall die? Allowing Lepidus to help choose who dies will make him feel important and will also allow him to shoulder some of the blame if the plot goes awry
Why does Brutus suggest that he and Cassius talk inside the tent? He doesn’t want the soldiers to see them fighting because it might cause division
Why is Cassius mad at Brutus? Brutus publicly condemned Lucius Pellus for taking bribes
What does Brutus accuse Cassius of? Brutus accuses Cassius of selling things for gold and keeping the money instead of giving it to the troops
For what has Brutus asked Cassius that he did not receive He wants payment for the army
What does Brutus refuse to s to raise money for his army? Brutus refuses to do anything dishonest and wrong to get money
How does Portia die? She killed herself by swallowing hot coals
Explain the disagreement that Brutus and Cassius have about the battle strategy Cassius wants to wait for an attack so they can be better prepared and rested, but Brutus wants to attack right away to catch the enemy off guard
Who wins the argument? Brutus
About what do Octavius and Antony argue? How to enter battle
What is significant about this day for Cassius? It is his birthday
What are two things Brutus says he will never do, even if he loses the war? He will not kill himself or let himself be led as a prisoner.
How does Brutus feel about the battle at this point? He feels like his army could win
Who wins the first battle? Antony
What does Cassius send Titinius to do? He sends him to see whose army is winning
Why does Cassius decide to kill himself? He feels guilty and that he will lose the battle.
How does Cassius’s death help Pindarus? Pindarus becomes free.

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