The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Notes - The Tragedy of Julius...

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Notes Act 1 - Exposition 1. This is the exposition; therefore, you must identify all parts of the exposition 2. Feast of the Lupercal 3. Setting: Feb.15; Rome, Italy, 44 BC - Running of the Lupercal - Caesar returning to the city as a : ‘victor’ over Pompey Scene 1 4. Two different attitudes in Rome at this time - Joyful,happy, and supportive of what Caesar did - Fear and disgust for killing Pompey and attempting to take Rome 5. Puns - play on words to create comedy Scene 2 - Cassius: Senator in Rome genernmed - In this play, he is classified as the lead conspirator against Caesar - His strength of character is that he can read the feelings and intentions of others. - He is very observant - “To find ourselves dishonourable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates:The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,But in ourselves” - Theme - Motif: Fate vs. Free Will (cassius promotes free will) Scene 3 - Time passed - It is the night before March 15(ides of march ) - Storm = natural vs. unnatural - Cicero is the oldest senator in Rome, Conspirators : - 1. Cassius : Lead Conspirator ( Omens showed bad things to Julius ) - 2. Casca ( Omens showed bad things to Conspirators ) - 3. Cicera Natural Thunderstorm Unnatural Thunderstorms Thunder Lighting Heavy rain Dark Upsets nature Fire is falling from the sky A guys hand was on fire - not burning Lion near a capital - walked by without eating Women saw MEN walking around the street in fire The day before - there was an owl hooting at things
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- 4. Cinna - 5. Trebonius - 6. Decius Brutus - 7. Metellus Cimber Act II: The Rising Action - Tragic Hero : Brutus -
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