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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Act II
Act II REVIEW
• Presented by . . .
• Casey Ristau
• Dylan Gossick
• Brooke Ruesink
• Darren Hill
• Josh Thomas
• Dallas Serfoss
Act II Review
• Given November 25, 2008
• To English 10 class
• Ms. Nielsen
Act II
• SETTINGS
• scene 1 Brutus’s orchard, March 14 (the day before the
Ides of March)
Act II
• SETTINGS
• scene 2 Caesar’s house, March 15, early morning
Act II
• SETTINGS
• scene 3 street in Rome near Capitol, later that morning
Act II
• SETTINGS
• scene 4 Brutus’s house, that morning around 8:00 A.M.
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• CHARACTER
• Brutus thinks, “Let’s kill Caesar because we can’t live
under his rule!”
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• CHARACTER
• Cassius sends Brutus a letter to to take action
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• CHARACTER
• Lucius, Brutus’s servant, does his will
Act II
• LITERARY TERMS
• CHARACTER
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Casca
Cinna
Decius
Trebonius
Publius--Senator
Metallus Cimber
ALL CONSPIRATORS!
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• CHARACTER
• Artemidorus--supporter of Caesar, warns him of
death.
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• PLOT
• scene 1--Brutus is thinking, “Should I kill Caesar?” sees
letter. Portia suspects--lean look! Some guy wants to
help him -- ?????
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• PLOT
• scene 2--at Caesar’s place, Calpurnia has freaky dreams-DON’T GO TO CAPITOL!!!
• Decius comes by--YOU SHOULD GO! Caesar agrees.
All conspirators come by, wine party.
Act II
•LITERARY TERMS
• PLOT
• scene 3--letter for Caesar by Artemidorus. Lucius
(Brutus’s servant) is sent to check on Caesar, go to
Capitol, see what’s going on.
• Soothsayer says Caesar should surround himself with
friends--it’s DANGEROUS at the Capitol!
Act II
•MEMORABLE QUOTES
• “Tell me your counsels. I will not disclose ‘em.”
--????? you can’t trust me with your secret.
Act II
•MEMORABLE QUOTES
• “Shall Rome stand under one man’s awe?”
--Cassius. Why should Rome be under this
man’s (Caesar’s) power?
Act II
• MEMORABLE QUOTES
• “Thou sleep’st. Awake.”
--Cassius’s letter to Brutus. Wake up!
Act II
•MEMORABLE QUOTES
• “Before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but
once.”
--Caesar? you don’t really know that death is coming
before your end.
Act II
•FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
• SOLILOQUY
• scene 1 p. 714: Brutus talking to himself--should we kill
Caesar or not?
Act II
•FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
• METAPHOR
• Caesar=snake, crown=venom
Act II
•FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
• METAPHOR
• p. 164 “Big ruling machine (men) take off head (Caesar)
Act II
•FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
• INTERNAL CONFLICT
• Should Brutus join conspirators or not?
Act II
•FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
• ALLITERATION
• scene 2
• “sights, seen lioness, streets”
• “fierce, fiery,....fought”
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• Brutus is on board with the killing Caesar plan.
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• Calpurnia almost persuades Caesar to stay home until
Decius convinces him that she is making him look
chicken!
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• Arte has figured out the conspirators’ plan and writes letter
to Caesar.
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• Portia knows something is going to happen, soothsayer
says he believes something bad will happen.
• That’s WOMEN’S INTUITION!!!
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• CASSIUS IS MARRIED TO BRUTUS’S SISTER
(PORTIA!)
• That means Brutus and Cassius are brothers-in-law!
• Sometimes family ties are stronger than ties with friends
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• In scene 3, women are demeaned (lowered) four times-even by the women themselves!
Act II
•WHAT WE LEARN
• Calpurnia almost persuades Caesar to stay home until
Decius convinces him that she is making him look
chicken!

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