Act 1 Quiz

1. What purposes are served by having the citizens appear in the opening scene of the play? Having the citizens in the beginning in the scene shows how much the citizens of Rome love and worship Caesar because they believe what they are told (epicureans). It also lays out the major conflict of the play […]

Flattery

Everybody loves to be flattered. Being complimented gives us approval and ensures acceptance from our peers and the others around us, which honestly is quite sad. Never the less we can’t deny that the occasional “I love your shirt!” gives a little boost of confidence. One thing that I regularly get complimented on is my […]

Act 2 Quiz Hints

1. Who says “whet”? What does it mean? In act 2 scene 1 line 61-62 Brutus says, “Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I have not slept.” This translated means that Cassius is getting credit for “sharpening Brutus’s dagger” as if to say that Cassius put the idea into Brutus’s head that Caesar […]

End of Act 1

After finishing Act one of Julius Caesar I have come to realize that not much has changed/advanced since the time of Julius Caesar, except for of course the obvious things such as technology and the acceptance of murder. But as for actions accepted by most people in society their are some very similar factors. Such […]

Act 1, Scene 1

The Lupercalia Feast was celebrated in Roman times between the 13th to 15th of February to recognize Lupercus, a god sometimes identified with the Roman god Faunus, who is the equivalent to the Greek god Pan.The festival was created to celebrate Lupercus and the founding of his temple on February 15th called the Lupercalia, it […]

Important Qualities of a Political Leader

Selflessness, transparency, being open minded, having great work ethic and confidence. Being a political leader is quite a difficult task, because depending on how high your position your decisions could effect an entire nation. Although these qualities are nearly impossible to obtain 100%, in a perfect I believe the best politician would have these qualities. […]

Which Shakespear play should we study?

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