Julius Caesar Act II

According to Brutus, why is it necessary that Caesar be killed? He feels Caesar will be dangerous as a king
What actions does Lucius perform that help the plot unfold? He brought Brutus the letter
What is Brutus’s internal conflict? He isn’t sure whether Caesar should be killed or not
Why does Brutus disagree about taking an oath? He thinks their word is enough promise
Why does Metellus think it would be a good idea to ask Cicero to join the conspiracy? Cicero is older, so Metellus thinks their actions would garner more respect
Why does Brutus say they should not ask Cicero to join the conspiracy? Cicero is set in his ways and will not go along with another person’s plan
What does Brutus say about killing Marc Antony? It will be too bloody and malicious and will take away from their original purpose
What reason does Cassius give for why Caesar might not come out of his house today? Caesar is superstitious
By what method does Decius say he will use to get Caesar out of the house? Decius will flatter Caesar until he agrees to come out
Why is Portia, Brutus’s wife worried He has been on edge lately
How does she prove her strength to Brutus? She stabs herself in the thigh and bears the wound silently
Why does Calpurnia want Caesar to stay home? She had a bad dream and saw it as an omen
Describe he dream… She dreamed Caesar’s statue had blood pouring from it
How does Decius interpret the interpret Calpurnia’s dream? He says Caesar will give new life to Rome
What arguments does Decius use to change Caesar’s mind about going to the Capitol? Decius says everyone will think Caesar is a coward
What does Artemidorus plan to do? He plans to give Caesar a letter warning him about the danger
Why is Portia so nervous? She suspects something is wrong, perhaps the conspiracy, and is worried about her husband.
What does Portia want Lucius to do? She wants him to check on Brutus and tell him she is fine
What does the soothsayer tell Portia? He doesn’t know of any plot against Caesar but he fears it could happen. He’s going to talk to Caesar

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