Caesar Act II

Augmented
Made greater

Entreated
Begged

Conspiracy
Plot

Resolution
Determination

Exploit
Heroic or difficult deed

Imminent
About to happen

Emulation
Jealousy

Brutus
“I know no personal cause to spurn him”

Caesar
“Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once”

Brutus
“It is the bright day that brings forth the adder”

Portia
“Oh, I grow faint”

Lucius
“I found this paper thus sealed up”

Soothsayer
“If it will please Caesar to be so good to Caesar as to hear me”

Brutus
“Is it not tomorrow, boy, the ides of March?”

Portia
“Hark, boy, what noise is that?”

Brutus
“If the redress will follow, you receive your full petition at the hand of Brutus”

Portia
“How hard it is for women to keep counsel”

Brutus
“Seek none, conspiracy, hide it in smiles”

Artemidorus
“Security gives way to conspiracy”

Cassius
“I think it is not meet, Mark Antony, so well-beloved of Caesar should outlive Caesar”

Trebonius
“So near will I be that your best friend shall wish I had been further”

Brutus
“We shall be called purgers, not murderers”

Caesar
“She dreamt tonight she saw my statue”

Brutus
“He is given to sports, to wildness, and much company”

Calpurnia
“Your wisdom is consumed in confidence”

Decius
“I can sway him”

Calpurnia
“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes”

Caesar
“Help! Ho! They murder Caesar!”

Portia
“Tell me your counsels, I will not disclose them”

Brutus
“Let not our looks put on our purposes”

Portia
“You stared upon me with ungentle looks”

Anachronisms
Taper (candle), calendar, clock

Who was the King driven out by Brutus’ ancestors?
Tarquin

What does the letter say that Lucius finds? Where did it come from?
It’s a forged letter from Cassius; it says to strike against Caesar

How are Brutus and Cassius related?
They’re brother-in-laws

Why did Metellus want to include Cicero?
He was old, and it would look good to the public to have him in the group

What kind of activities is Antony involved in?
He likes sports, partying, and “womanizing”

What’s an augurer?
Officials who interpreted omens to tell if they were good or bad

Who promises to get Caesar to the senate?
Decius

Who is the last person they ask to join the conspiracy?
Caius Ligarius

Who follows Brutus even though he is ill?
Caius; he had a grudge against Caesar and he trusted Brutus

What are the unusual things Calpurnia saw?
A lion gave birth on the street, there were ghost warriors fighting, the graves opened and there were zombies

What did the augurers find? What did it symbolize?
They didn’t find a heart when they opened the beast; it symbolized cowardice

What did Calpurnia see in her nightmare?
She saw Caesar’s fountain covered in blood, and the Romans were bathing in it

What’s in Artemidorus’ note?
He tells Caesar about the conspiracy and who is in it

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