Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 3 Questions

Why does Casca have his sword drawn? He passed a lion walking in the streets of the Capitol.
What two “supernatural” events does Casca describe to Cicero? A slave with his hands on fire was not burned. Men on fire were walking through the streets.
What unusual “natural” event does he tell about? An owl, the bird of night, sat hooting in the marketplace at midday.
Why does Casca think these unusual things are happening? The gods are either at war or are trying to destroy the world.
What information about Caesar is revealed in their conversation? He is going to the Capitol in the morning on the ides of March.
How is Cassius’ conduct in the storm different from Casca’s? He is unafraid because he is an honest man. He even dares the lightning to strike him.
How does Cassius interpret all that is happening in Rome? He says the gods are warning Romans against Caesar.
What news does Cinna bring to Cassius? The other conspirators are assembled at Pompey’s Porch and they are awaiting Cassius.
Why does Casca think it is important for Brutus to join with them in the plot against Caesar? Public opinion of Brutus is favorable, and he will make the killing of Caesar seem like a noble act.
How does Cassius plan to put extra pressure on Brutus at the end of Act I? He and Casca and the others plan to go to his house and press him to join them.

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