Character Sketch

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Cheering and screaming echoes through the streets of Rome, Julius Caesar has returned. He was off at war with the songs of Pompey and he finally got his taste of sweet victory. There is a city wide celebration, men run around and strike unfertile women with goat skin. Caesar asks Mark Antony to strike his wife, Calpurnia. Embarrassment and anger swarmed over Calpurnia, as she could not believe that her husband had just publicly humiliated her. During the festival, the soothsayer yells to Caesar a very important piece of information. Julius is warned of the ides of March, or March 15. Being that Caesar is a proud man and is having his fifteen minutes of fame, he blows off the soothsayer and calls him a dreamer. After seeing Cassius, Julius goes up to Antony and says that he would rather be surrounded by men that are fat and happy than thin men like Cassius. Antony thinks nothing o it and tells Caesar that he should not worry about Cassius. Meanwhile, Brutus and Cassius are discussing the fact that Caesar has gained a great amount of power. Suddenly, Cassius informs Brutus that he wants to plot against Caesar, but Brutus informs him that he is unable to make any commitments at this time. Throughout this conversation they are interrupted three times by cheer of the people in the stadium. Casca joins them and says that the cheers they heard were Caesar turning down the crown that Antony offered Julius Three times. The next day, Cassius arrives at Casca’s house and learns that the senators of Rome are planning to make Caesar king, that is when Cassius informs Casca of his plan to murder Caesar. Unfortunately, Cinna arrives and interrupts their conversation. Cinna is handed letters to anonymously leave at Brutus’s house in order to convince him to join the conspiracy. Brutus reads the letters and believes that they are from a roman citizen that is fearful of Caesar seizing power. Then he makes a promise that he will carry out the will of the Roman people. Brutus the...
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