Julius Caesar: Act V Reading and Study Guide

About what do Octavius and Antony argue? They argue about which side of the field they will fight on
What is significant about this day for Cassius? It’s 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 taken prisoner
How does Brutus feel about the battle at this point? He feels like his army could win. Octavius’ army doesn’t look motivated
Who wins the first battle? Antony and Brutus win a battle
What does Cassius send Titinius to do? Sends him to see whose army is in their camp
Why does Cassius decided to kill himself? He feels guilty and that he will loose the battle
How does Cassius’s death help Pindarus? Pindarus becomes free
What mistake caused Cassius’s death? Titinius is free, not captured as Cassius thought
What does Titinius do when Messala goes to inform Brutus of Cassius’s death? He kills himself
What happens to Cato? He dies in battle
Who does Lucilius pretend to be? Brutus
What happens to Lucilius? He is kept safe because Antony would rather have him as an ally than an enemy
What does Brutus ask Clitus, Dardanius, and Volomnius to do? He asks them to kill him
How does Brutus die? Strato holds his sword and Brutus falls on it
According to Marc Antony, why is Brutus better than the other conspirators? He killed Caesar because he loved Rome. The others were simply jealous of Caesar.
Stoic Doesn’t show emotion
Good/Bad signs March to Philippi, ghost, Eagles being replaced by sketchy birds
Why wasn’t Cassius’s death tragic He was dishonest, manipulative
Theme Good consequences don’t come from bad deeds

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