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Character Notes

Important Quotes

Evidence of Loyalty (to whom?)

Brutus

Considers killing Caesar but has mixed feelings. Finally decides that it is the best option after he reads the fake letters.

“And therefore think him as a serpent's egg
Which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous,
And kill him in the shell."

I believe that Brutus showed the greatest amount of loyalty to his country. He just went about showing it in a corrupt manner. He sacrificed a great friend for what he thought would better Rome.

Lucius

Works for Brutus. Confirms that tomorrow is the Ides of March and introduces the conspirators who arrive at the house.







Cassius

 He fakes letters to Brutus from the people urging Brutus to act against Caesar on their behalf


“If we do meet again, we’ll smile indeed

If not, ‘tis true this painting was well made






Casca

 A public figure opposed to Caesar’s rise to power. He believes, however, that Caesar is the consummate actor, lulling the populace into believing that he has no personal ambition.








Decius Brutus

 A member of the conspiracy.

Decius convinces Caesar that Calpurnia misinterpreted her dire nightmares and that, in fact, no danger awaits him at the Senate.



Decius leads Caesar right into the hands of the conspirators.








Cinna

 







Metellus Cimber

 







Trebonius

 







Portia

 Brutus’s wife, the daughter of a noble roman who took sides against Caesar. Portia, accustomed to being Brutus’s confidante, is upset to find him so reluctant to speak his mind when she finds him troubled.

Brutus later hears that Portia has killed herself out of grief that Antony and octavius have become so powerful.








Ligarius

 







Caesar

 A conceited person, he is susceptible to flattery and blind to the plot to assassinate him.

He arrives at the Senate hoping to be crowned King.







Calpurnia

 Caesar’s wife, She warns Caesar against going to the Senate on the Ides of March, since she has had terrible nightmares and heard reports of many bad omens.

Nevertheless, Caesar’s ambition ultimately causes him to disregard her advice








  1. What does it mean about Cassius’s plan that he has to mislead Brutus to make it happen?

  2. What does it mean about Brutus that he so readily believes what Cassius says?

  3. What does it mean about Antony that Brutus refuses to kill him?


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