Study Guide for the Tragedy of Julius Caesar ((ACT 1))

In scene 1, what do Flavius and Marcellus want the commoners to do? Break up and go back to working, not honor Caesar. Also it introduces charecters, conflict, and setting
What’s the soothsayer’s advice to Caesar? “Beware the Ides of March”
Explain the difference between the views of Caesar held by Cassius & Brutus Cassius shows strong jealousy towards Caesar. Brutus thinks Caesar could be dangerous, or shows ambition, and he wants the best for Rome
Caesar clearly gives his thoughts about Cassius. What does he say? “you’d Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous” Caesar knows Cassius is potentially dangerous and judged him because he’s “wise”
Summarize Casca’s explanation of why Caesar looked so sad Caesar was sad because when he turned the crown down, the people cheered
At the end of scene 2 in lines 312 to 326 Cassius makes plans; what plans does he make? why? He plans on killing Caesar and throwing fake letters (three) from three different handwritings, to shift Brutus’ view, into his window
Casca says, “For I believe they are pretentious things/ unto the climate that they point upon,” what does he mean? Casca thinks these things are bad omens, that something bad will happen
Why does Cassius want Brutus to join the conspiracy? The Romans love Brutus, so he can use Brutus to sway their hearts

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