Act 2 Scene 1 - Julius Caesar

Act 2 Scene 1 - Julius Caesar - Act 2 Scene 1 Brutus is in...

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ˉ Act 2 Scene 1 ˉ Brutus is in his garden and has decided that Caesar must be killed. His reasons for reaching this conclusion are that Caesar is abusing his power and that has gained power far too quickly. ˉ Contemplates different scenarios of what would happen if Caesar came to power; the effect it would have on Rome ˉ Brutus has nothing against Caesar personally (important because this fact plays a great role in his conflicting emotions ˉ Tries to justify Caesar’s murder by telling himself that Caesar will abuse his power (using the good of Rome as a way to convince himself that his decision is correct) ˉ Height imagery; Caesar on top of a ladder looking down towards everybody, Senators are steps of the ladder which he climbs on top of to get so high (squashing them on the way to the top) scorning the senators while looking down. Caesar is so high everyone else so low ˉ ˉ Animal imagery; serpent’s egg. Caesar must be killed before his shell is cracked and he is able to get out of the egg. Otherwise will become a snake and poisonous ˉ Brutus is looking for an excuse to join the conspiracy because he is too noble to do it simply because
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2012 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Dr.drew during the Spring '12 term at Berkeley.

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