Julius Caesar – Winter Packet Essay

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In this first act, Caesar is offered a crown, yet he denies it three times in a row. Also, there is a group of conspirators against Caesar, claiming that he is a tyrant. Casca and Cassius explain why they need Brutus on their side, and that is because Brutus is noble, and he can turn anything bad into seeming as a good thing.
In this second act, Cassius comes to Brutus’s house with his group of fellow conspirators. They are here to get Brutus on their side to overthrow Caesar. Together, the group decides to kill Caesar the next day, and no one else. Metellus brings up a man named Ligarius, whom dislikes Caesar and the group agrees that Ligarius should be apart of the conspiracy. So Ligarius shows up at Brutus’s house, sick, though he wishes his sickness away for the mere desire to know what Brutus wants.
Also, Caesar plans to go out that day, but Calphurnia and a servant convince him to stay at home. Countering this, Decius comes and gives a different interpretation of Calphurnia’s dreams, thus convincing Caesar to go out.
In this act, the group of conspirators meet-up with Caesar and kill him. Antony comes and speaks with the group of conspirators, convincing them that he is their friend and is not upset about Caesar’s death. However, when he is left alone, he apologizes to Caesar’s dead body for being rational with the group. This indicates that he is not, in fact, the group’s friend and intends to avenge Caesar. Brutus explains to the Plebeians why they killed Caesar, and the Plebeians agree with him and praise him. However, Antony then comes and explains to the Plebeians that Caesar was not a tyrant because he wasn’t ambitious. The Plebeians now agree with Antony, and seek revenge on the group of conspirators.
This act starts with Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus marking the names of those who must be assassinated. A little later, Brutus meets up with his brother Cassius. They argue for a little until they finally make-up and shake hands. This is the act where we find out that Portia is dead, by swallowing burning coals. The armies are camping in tents, preparing for an oncoming battle. Near the end of the act, a ghost approaches Brutus and tells him that he’ll see it again in Philippi.
The battle begins in this act, with many loosing their lives. Brutus and Cassius talk a little with Antony and Octavius before it starts. After thinking that Titinius has been killed, Cassius has Pindarus stab him, thus killing himself. It turns out that Titinius hadn’t been killed,...

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