Julius Caesar Quotations Worksheet

Flavius to Marullus; major political conflict These growing feathers plucked from Caesar’s wing Will make him fly an ordinary pitch, Who else would soar above the view of men And keep us all in servile fearfulness.
Soothsayer to Caesar; foreshadowing, superstition motif Beware the Ides of March.
Brutus to Cassius; sets up Brutus’ internal conflict But let not therefore my good friends be grieved – Among which number, Cassius, be you one – Nor construe any further my neglect Than that poor Brutus, with himself at war, Forgets the shows of love to other men.
Cassius to Brutus; establishing a claim and motif I had as life not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar; so were you.
Caesar to Antony; foreshadowing Cassius will be dangerous to Caesar Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much, such men are dangerous
Cassius to audience; foreshadowing, soliloquy, lets the audience know his plans And after this let Caesar seat him sure, For we will shake him, or worse days endure.
Casca to Cassius; foreshadowing trouble is coming to Rome For I believe they are portentous things Unto the climate that they point upon.
Cassius to Casca; supports the suicide motif But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
Cassius to Casca; foreshadowing Brutus will be persuaded the next time they see him Three parts of him Is ours already, and the man entire Upon the next encounter yields him ours.
Brutus to audience; soliloquy, turning point, when he decides to kill Caesar The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power.
Brutus to audience; soliloquy, simile, Brutus’ internal conflict to kill Caesar And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg Which hatched would grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell
Brutus to Cassius; foreshadows that men are ultimately going to collaborate and murder Caesar without forming a pact to isolate the Roman people No, not an oath
Brutus to Cassius; Brutus wants to give Caesar an honorable death and Brutus is willing to taint himself for the good of Rome Let us be sacrifices, but not butchers, Caius.
Brutus to the conspirators; Brutus’ justification for murdering Caesar, simile to show how they sacrificed him for the good of Rome Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully. Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Now hew him as a carcass fit for hounds. And let our hearts, as subtle masters do, Stir up their servants to an act of rage And after seem to chide ’em. This shall make Our purpose necessary and not envious, Which so appearing to the common eyes, We shall be called purgers, not murderers. And for Mark Antony, think not of him. For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm When Caesar’s head is cut off.
Brutus to Portia; Brutus is saying that Portia is too good for himself and wants to know why he is wither her, it supports the idea that women are strong despite what society says O ye gods. Render me worthy of this noble wife!
Caesar to servant; foreshadows Caesar’s death, supports superstition Thrice hath Calpurnia in her sleep cried out, “Help, ho! They murder Caesar!”
Caesar to Calpurnia; how Caesar views death It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
Calpurnia to Caesar; foreshadowing Caesar’s future because of the bad omens Alas, my lord, Your wisdom is consumed in confidence.
Trebonius to himself; alluding to the conspiracy and the plan to stab Caesar on the Ides of March, sarcasm And so near will I be That your best friends shall wish I had been further.
Artemidorus to audience; the letter that he is delivering to Caesar determines his life If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayest live; If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.
Portia to Brutus; women have no place in this affair of men, and she curses herself for not being able to help her husband, foreshadows the decay of what little strength she has left I have a man’s mind, but a woman’s might.
Cassius to Brutus; Cassius is trying to prove Brutus wrong about that Popilius Lena is saying to Caesar Trebonius knows his time, for look you Brutus, He draws Mark Antony out of the way.
Caesar to Cinna; foreshadows that Caesar will ultimately die because of his tyrannical remarks comparing himself to Olympus, which angered the conspirators Hence! Wilt thou lift up Olympus
Cinna to crowd; major theme, external conflict with Caesar, conspirators’ purpose in killing Caesar to save Rome Libery! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!
Cassius to Brutus; Cassius is having a conflict with Brutus because he doesn’t want Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral, foreshadows a bad outcome You know not what you do. Do not consent That Antony speak in his funeral.
Brutus to the people of Rome; he asks the people of Rome to listen and think instead of react Censure me in your wisdom, and wake you senses, that you may the better judge.
Brutus to the crowd; Brutus is justifying Caesar’s murder by explaining it was for the greater good –not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
Antony to all Romans; Antony is trying to get the Romans to riot about Caesar’s death and calls them “friends” to create a bond with them Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
Antony to audience; initiates a conflict due to Antony’s undermining of Caesar through his jabs at Brutus. He uses Brutus’ own words against him and stirs up the crowd to oppose the conspirators Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.
Antony to the people of Rome; Antony is trying to get the crowd to encourage him to read Caesar’s will to further get the crowd on his side Let but the commons hear this testament – Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read.
Antony to himself; his purpose was to cause a riot Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, Take though what course thou wilt.
Fourth Plebeian to Cinna; shows justice to the conspirators, supports the idea of groupthink It is no matter, his name’s Cinna. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going.
Antony to Octavius and Lepidus; group planning to revenge These many then shall die, their names are pricked.
Antony to Octavius; he told Octavius that Lepidus is only useful in running errands, which shows the initial conflict in the second triumvirate Do not talk of him But as a property
Brutus to Cassius; shows a change in Brutus’ character, shows the strong conflict between Brutus and Cassius, continues the theme of honor You have done that you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I am armed so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind Which I respect not.
Brutus to Cassius; foreshadows the coming civil war, speaks of striking while the iron is hot And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Caesar’s ghost and Brutus; it foreshadows Brutus’ death by saying he’ll see his ghost again when he dies at Philippi, supports the theme of fate Why comest thou? To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi.
Brutus to Cassius; at the end of the day, what Brutus and Cassius did was morally right, shows that one way or another the day will end, and they are resigned to what will come (fate) But sufficeth that the day will end, And then the end is known.
Cassius to Caesar; suicide motif, avengence, shows that Caesar is the one getting revenge, even after his death (fate) Caesar, thou art revenged, Even with the sword that killed thee.
Messala to Titanius; establishing a claim, misinformation/misinformation motif O hateful error, melancholy’s child, Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not?
Brutus to Julius Caesar; even after his death Caesar’s power still presides over Rome O Julius Caesar, though are mighty yet!
Brutus to Strato; after saying his farewell to Strato, he wanted Caesar to know that he didn’t kill him willingly, but honorably and humbly, supports good intentions motif Caesar, now be still.I killed not thee with half so good a will.
Antony to audience; Antony is praising Brutus’ life and his sense of honor, reinforces theme/motif of honor This was the noblest Roman of them all.All the conspirators, save only he,Did that they did in envy of great Caesar.He only, in a general honest thoughtAnd common good to all, made one of them.His life was gentle, and the elementsSo mixed in him that Nature might stand upAnd say to all the world, “This was a man.”

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