Calphurnia To Stand In Julius Caesar's Actions?

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ACT I, SCENE I. 1. How does Shakespeare make the common people appear to be less than noble? a. He questions them as to why they are not working and makes their responses seem stupid—makes no sense to stop working to celebrate Caesar. 2. What are the people doing that angers Marullus and Flavius? Why does this anger them? a. They are going to celebrate Caesar’s victory over Pompey. This angers them because they don’t think Caesar should be celebrated like he monarch because Rome is a Republic. 3. What actions do Marullus and Flavius take to correct the situation? a. They break up the crowds and tell people to go back to their ordinary daily routines- work. ACT I, SCENE II. 4. Why does Caesar want Calphurnia to stand in Antony's path during…show more content…
What is Antony's response to Caesar's instructions? What does this suggest about their relationship? a. He says “whatever Caesar says” – this suggests that they are very close and that Antony is like Caesar’s wingman 6. What is Caesar's reaction to the soothsayer's warning? a. Ignores it 7. What complaint does Cassius make about Brutus's behavior towards him? How does Brutus answer this complaint? a. Brutus has not been himself lately... Brutus says he has felt conflicted inside lately, but he won’t let it ruin their friendship 8. Cassius's story attacks what aspect of Caesar's makeup? What is this attack supposed to say to Brutus? a. His physical strength – story of saving him from drowning, story of him having a seizure in Spain i. Tells Brutus that Caesar is a weak leader and Brutus would be a stronger one 9. What does Cassius mean by the following statement? “ 'Brutus' will start a spirit as soon as 'Caesar.' “(147) a. Brutus is just as good as Caesar 10. How does Brutus respond to Cassius's attack on Caesar? a. He says he doesn’t want Caesar to assume the leadership position because he loves him and he loves honor more than he fears death so he will consider what Cassius said to…show more content…
Ides of March, just as the soothsayer warned 27. Why do the conspirators want Cicero to join them? a. He is older and wiser and will make the people respect his decision 28. Why does Brutus reject Cicero? What is Cassius's reaction and what does this show about his and Brutus's relationship? a. Brutus rejects Cicero because Cicero never follows anyone else’s ideas b. Cassius’s reaction- leave out Cicero, shows that he respects what Brutus says 29. What do the conspirators plan to do the next day? a. Kill Caesar 30. How does Decius say he will make sure that Caesar will come to the Capitol? a. Compliment/flatter him 31. What has Portia done to show Brutus that she is worthy of knowing his secrets? a. Stabs herself in the leg and keeps it a secret- to show she won’t complain ACT II, SCENE II. 32. What strange and horrible things does Calphurnia report to Caesar that has been seen that night? a. Statue of Caesar bleeding and the people of Rome bathing in his blood and dug up graves 33. What does Calphurnia mean by the following statement? “When beggars die, there are no comets seen;/the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”(30-31) a. When a beggar dies, no one cares, but when someone special dies, everyone

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