Setting and Plot Act 1
Scene 1 Setting – The opening of Julius Caesar is set in a street, in Rome, after the feast of Luprical. Analysis – The celebration is very important to the story and to the common people, because this is the 1st entrance of Caesar after conquering Pompey and winning what was the Civil War. Plot – The actual scene shows workmen dressed in formal attire and celebrating Caesar. The most important dialogue in the scene is the two tribunes expressing their anger and points in which they disagree with Caesar because they strongly supported Pompey.
Scene 2 Setting – Scene 2 continues at the festival with Caesar walking through the town. In the middle of the scene the setting …show more content…
Either there are wars in heaven, or else the world, too insolent toward the gods, provokes them to send destruction."
This quote means the gods are angry enough to cause destruction and that Cassius and the other men are taking it as a sign to kill Ceaser. This is important because this storm is provoking the men to kill Ceaser.
Act I. Scene iii. Line 95-98.
Cassius is speaking to Casca.
"I know where I will wear this dagger then; Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius. Therein, ye gods, you make the weak most strong; Therein ye gods, you tyrants do defeat."
Analysis: Translation- "I know where I'll wear this dagger, then. I'll kill myself to save myself from slavery. In suicide, gods make the weak strong. In suicide, gods allow tyrants to be defeated."
This quote means that if Ceaser becomes king Cassiu will kill himself to prevent himself from becoming a slave. He doesn't want Ceaser to be king so bad he's willing to kill himself if it does happen.
Julius Caesar Characters
Flavius and …show more content…
Cassius believed that this thunder was a sign from the Gods that Julius needed to be eliminated because at the time they were planning the assonated of Julius. This was also part of the sequence of the bad things that were about to happen on the next day, the Ides of March; the day Julius was assassinated.
b. This is important because Cassius choose to plot the death of Caesar because he interpreted the thunder as a sign from the Gods.
4. Blocks and Stones-
a. This was said by a fan of Pompey. He was calling the people who were cheering on Julius Blocks and Stones because they weren’t mourning the death of Pompey. He was basically saying that their hearts were made out of stone because he though they were senseless.
b. This is important because it shows that the people really liked Caesar and were happy that he became ruler of Rome.
5. Mirror -
a. This was a persuasive tactic by Cassius on Brutus. Basically, Cassius was convincing Brutus that he cannot see what everyone else does. Cassius offers to become Brutus’s mirror to help him discover himself. This was one of many persuasive tactics that Cassius did on Brutus to convince him that Julius needed to be killed. And eventually, it happened.
b. This was important because Cassius was a deceitful man. He wanted Caesar to be killed and wanted someone else to do his dirty work who was