Julius Caesar Act V

What is significant about this day for Cassius? It is his birthday.
What are two things Brutus says he will never do, even if he loses the war? He will not kill himself or let himself be led as a prisoner.
How does Brutus feel about the battle in Scene 2? He feels like he can win.
Who wins the first battle? Antony
What does Cassius send Titinius to do? He sends him to see whose army is winning.
Why does Cassius decide to kill himself? He feels guilty and that he will lose the battle.
. How does Cassius’s death help Pindarus? Pindarus becomes free.
What mistake caused Cassius’s death? Titinius is free, not captured as Cassius thought.
What does Titinius do when Messala goes to inform Brutus of Cassius’s death? He kills himself.
What happens to Cato? He dies.
Who does Lucilius pretend to be? Brutus.
What happens to Lucilius? He is kept safe.
What does Brutus ask Clitus, Dardanius, and Volomnius to do? He asks them to kill him.
How does Brutus die? His men hold his sword and he falls on it.
According to Marc Antony, why is Brutus better than the other conspirators? He did want he did because he loved Rome. The others were simply jealous of Caesar.
Who kills Cassius? Pindarus.
What do Brutus’s last words mean? Caesar can now rest, and Brutus wants to kill himself more than he wanted to kill Caesar.
What does Pindarus believe he sees while on watch? He sees Mark Antony in Cassius’s tents and then sees the tents on fire.
What does Brutus perceive about Octavius’ army in Act 5 Scene 2? How does this make Brutus feel? Brutus feels Octavius’ army is lacking courage and he feels confident about the battle now.
How do Antony and Octavius honor Brutus? Antony delivers an oration over Brutus’s body beginning, “This was the noblest Roman of them all…”. because Brutus only did what he thought was good for the public and never for personal reasons. Octavius promises an appropriate funeral for Brutus.
What overtune of peace does Octavius make to Brutus’s men? Octavius offers to take into service all who followed Brutus.
What does Strato do for Brutus? What does Strato ask Brutus to do first? Why? All in the name of honor, Strato asks to hold Brutus’s hand and sword saying farewell before Brutus runs onto the sword killing himself.
What role does Lucilius taken upon himself? What was Antony’s response to his masquerade? Lucilius in an effort to give Brutus time to regroup or flee impersonates Brutus when he is captured. He tells Antony that Brutus is alive and will never be taken prisoner. Antony realizes the value of having loyal followers and orders Lucilius to be protected.

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