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Julius Caesar
the julius caesar set for the play by Shakespeare
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04/10/2012

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How does Shakespeare make the common people appear to be less than noble?
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Shakespeare makes the common people less than noble by allowing them to be influenced by just about any leader
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What are the people doing that angers Marullus and Flavius?  Why does this anger them?
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The people are all gathering and celebrating the arrival of Caesar when only just a few days ago, they were celebrating for Pompey
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What actions do Marullus and Flavius take to correct the situation?
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Marullus and Flavius shoos out the people from the square, then proceed to take down the decorations of Caesar from the square
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Why does Caesar want Calpurnia to stand in Antony's path during the race in honor of the feast of Lupercal?
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Caesar wants Calpurnia to stand in Antony's path during the race because the legend is that whoever he touches will become fertile, this shows that Calpurnia was infertile and could also mean that Caesar would have no heir.
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What is Antony's respons to Caesar's instructions?  What does this suggest about their relationship?
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Antony agrees whole-heartedly.  This shows the amount of loyalty that Antony has for Caesar.
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What is Caesar's reaction to the Soothsayer's warning?
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Caesar thinks that the Soothsayer is just insane and doesn't take heed of the Soothsayer's warnings
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What complaint does Cassius make abour Vrutus's behavior towards him? How does Brutus answer this complaint?
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cassius is complaining that Brutus is being less delightful and cheery than what he normally is.  Brutus tells Cassius that he is just having an internal problem at the moment, and just thinking about it.
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Cassius's story attacks what aspects of Caesar's makeup?  What is this attack supposed to say to Brutus?
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Cassius attacks the aspects of Caesar that should make him a man.  Like his inability to swim, his weakness when he's sick.  This attack is supposed to make Brutus think that Caesar isn't all that Brutus thinks he is.
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What does Cassius mean by the following statement? "Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar."
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Cassius is saying that Brutus is also equal with Caesar.
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How does Brutus respond to Cassius's attack?
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Brutus starts to fall for Cassius's flattery and will decide wether or not to join with Cassius
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What astute observation does Caesar make of Cassius?
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Caesar observes that Cassius is skinny and probably a schemer. Caesar tells Antony to keep an eye on Cassius.
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What faults does Caesar see in Cassius's nature?
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Caesar sees that Cassius is skinny, he doesn't like music or plays, and is also a very good observer. Caesar wishes that Cassius would be fatter, because the fat people in Rome are not as smart as the skinny people.
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What does Caesar mean by the following statement? "I rather tell thee what is to be feared/than what I fear; for always I am Caesar."
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He is telling Antony what Antony should fear, now what Caesar should fear, because he is Caesar. This shows how cocky Caesar is
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What does this statement show about Caesar's nature?
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This statement shows that Caesar is arrogant/cocky
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What story does Casca relate to Brutus and Cassius? What does Casca tell us by the personal remarks he adds to the story?
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Casca tells Brutus and Cassius about Caesar refusing to accept the crown of Rome three times. Casca adds remark such as each time Caesar turned down the crown, he did it more gently than the last. This indicates that Casca is a keen observer and that he is implying that Caesar is ambitious
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How did the people react to Caesar's fit? What does this tell us about their feelings for Caesar?
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The people all forgave him and continued to praise him This shows that the people are loyal to Caesar and would anything for him
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What information does Casca give about Marullus and Flavius?
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Casca tells Brutus and Cassius that Marullus and Flavius both were "silenced" for taking down the decorations of Caesar's statues
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At the end of the scene, what plans does Cassius make to sway Brutus to his cause?
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Cassius plans to write fake letters to Brutus talking about how some people fear Caesar and that they are afraid of Caesar's ambition
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What wondrous things has Casca seen on this night?
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Casca has seen; a nocturnal animal during the day, a lion in front of the Capitol, the dead walking again, and people who's hands were on fire, but they were not getting burned.
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What reason does Cassius give for the terrible storm
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Cassius tells Casca that the reason for the things Casca saw was because of Caesar becoming the Consul
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What important news does Casca give Cassius about the Senate's plan?
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Casca tells Cassius that the senators plan to make Caesar king the next day
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What does Cassius mean by the following statement? "He were no lion, were not the Roman's hinds."
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Cassius means that Caesar wouldn't be the epic leader the he is now if he didn't have Rome to support him
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What instruction does Cassius give Cinna that that will help swat Brutus to their cause?
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Cassius tells Cinna to take the fake letters to Brutus and place them around the areas where Brutus could be able to find them.
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What reason does Casca give for wanting Brutus to join their cause?
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Casca wants Brutus to join their cause because of his high position and that the people love Brutus almost as much as they love Caesar
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What question is Brutus pondering at the opening of the scene?
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Brutus is thinking wether not he should join up with Cassius, then he wants to know what the current day is. This is significant because the calender shows that the day is March 15, the ides of March. The day that Caesar is supposed to die.
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For what information does Brutus want Lucius to look at a calendar? What is the significance of what Lucius finds?
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Brutus asks Lucius to find out the current date on the calendar, the calendar says that the current day is March 15. This is significant because the calender shows that the day is March 15, the ides of March. The day that Caesar is supposed to die.
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What do the conspirators want to do the next day?
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The conspirators plan to kill Caesar the next day
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Why does Brutus reject Cicero? What is Cassius's reaction and what does this show about his and Brutus's relationship?
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Brutus rejects Cicero because Cicero will not follow anyone else's plans, unless he was the one who made them. Cassius agrees with Brutus, showing the Brutus has total control of the group.
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How do the conspirators plan to do the next day?
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The conspirators plan that Decius would go and persuade Caesar to come to the Capitol, where then Metllus will ask for his exiled brother to return to Rome. All of the conspirators will circle up asking as well until Casca makes the first strike, then the rest of the group will all stab Caesar
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How does Decius say he will make sure that he wil make sure that Caesar will come to the Capitol?
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Decius will keep complimenting and persuading Caesar until he is convinced to go to the Capitol