Julius Caesar Outline

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Julius Caesar Directions for each scene: 1) Write a minimum one paragraph summary (five sentences) 2) List each character that appears in each of the scenes and write characterization notes on each (What do you discover or can infer about the character i.e. the role he or she plays in the story, his or her physical, emotional, or spiritual mental attributes. If there is a change in the character, explain how or why. *If the character appears, but there is no change, then note “no change.” 3) Respond to the questions in complete sentences. Act I scene i mechanical: workers be not out with me: don’t be angry with me awl: shoemaker’s tool Tiber: river that runs through Rome wherefore: why Pompey: member of Triumvirate defeated by Caesar…show more content…
Act I scene ii Summary: As Caesar and others enter a public square, they are all dressed to celebrate the feast day. At the public square the Soothsayer tries to warn Julius Caesar again, and Caesar dismisses the warning. Brutus says that he loves Caesar but also values honor, and he loves honor even more then he fears death. Caesar was then thinking why his name should be celebrated more when both the names “Caesar” and the name “Brutus” both sound pleasing. Antony offered the crown to Caesar three times, and each time Caesar refused it. In the midst of the crowd cheering Caesar had a seizure; he fell to the ground in a fit. Character Name (s) Characterization: what do you discover or can infer about the character i.e. role, physical, emotional, spiritual mental attributes. If there is a change in the character, how? Why? *If the character appears, but there is no change, then note “no change.” Caesar Caesar, a great Roman general and senator, returned to Rome after a successful military campaign, he was in…show more content…
Another action or set of words to give an impression of Caesar is when he gets offered the crown, he seems to want it, but he does not accept it. The last impression is he is ambitious; he wanted to make sure he got done what he planned, before someone even thought to stop him. 2. From what can be seen of Cassius, how accurate are Caesar’s remarks about him in Scene ii? Caesar’s remarks seem very accurate. 3. Does Marcus Brutus like Caesar? What does Brutus think of Caesar’s rise to power? Use lines from play to support your answer. Brutus likes Caesar as a person, but he thinks that he has too much power and he will think he is better than everybody else. Brutus thinks it will go to his head and he will become a tyrant. (Act I Scene ii Lines 78-80) 4. Brutus says, “For let the gods so speed me as I love / The name of honor more than I fear death.” What do these lines imply about Brutus’s most important value in life? These lines show that Brutus is willing to do whatever it takes to do what is best for Rome, even if that means he will die. 5. At the end of the scene, what does Cassius plan to do to further convince Brutus to conspire against
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