At first, the conspirators appear to have the advantage, but in the confusion, Cassius is mistakenly convinced that all is lost, and he kills himself.
He met Pompey in Greeceand was appointed to command part of his fleet. On the eve of the ides of March, the conspirators meet and reveal that they have forged letters of support from the Roman people to tempt Brutus into joining.
Julius Caesar has just reentered Rome in triumph after a victory in Spain over the sons of his old enemy, Pompey the Great. He shakes hands with the conspirators, thus marking them all as guilty while appearing to make a gesture of conciliation.
Cassius is also highly emotional. He also is burning for revenge, but keeps those feelings a secret. Although Brutus, friendly towards Caesar, is hesitant to kill him, he agrees that Caesar may be abusing his power.
Full study guide for this title currently under development. Cassius was now secure enough to march on Egyptbut on the formation of the Second TriumvirateBrutus requested his assistance.
A Soothsayer gets his attention and tells him to "beware the ides of March" March By this point the Senate had split with Antonius and cast its lot with Cassius, confirming him as governor of the province.
It soon becomes apparent from their words that powerful and secret forces are working against Caesar. The cast also included Ian Charleson as Octavius. While his good friend Brutus worries that Caesar may aspire to dictatorship over the Roman republic, Caesar seems to show no such inclination, declining the crown several times.
They speak of the inevitable war coming with the conspirators against Antony and Octavius.
Cassius believes that the nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. Casca relates to Cassius and Brutus how Antony offered the crown to Caesar three times and how each time Caesar declined it. Caesar is to be murdered in the Senate chambers by the concealed daggers and swords of the assembled conspirators.
While the other conspirators acted out of envy and ambition, he observes, Brutus genuinely believed that he acted for the benefit of Rome.
She pleads with him to confide in her, but he rebuffs her. He asks Cinna, another conspirator, to leave them in a place where Brutus will find them. Caesar enters with his entourage, including the military and political figures Brutus, Cassius, and Antony.
Convinced that Caesar was a great man who did not deserve to be killed, the crowd becomes an angry mob which rises up against Brutus, Cassius and the other conspirators.
Brutus attempts to put the republic over his personal relationship with Caesar and kills him. Knowing that they are probably both going to die in the battle, Cassius and Brutus say good-bye to each other for the last time.The action begins in February 44 BC.
Julius Caesar has just reentered Rome in triumph after a victory in Spain over the sons of his old enemy, Pompey the Great.
A spontaneous celebration has interrupted and been broken up by Flavius and Marullus, two political enemies of Caesar. It soon becomes. The play deals with the plot, led by Brutus and Cassius to murder Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 BCE. Caesar is a Roman general and politician who is very popular with the common people.
Caesar is a Roman general and politician who is very popular with the common people. Act, Scene, Line (Click to see in context) Speech text: 1. I,2, Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar. 2. I,2, Will you go see the order of the course?
Gaius Cassius Longinus Cassius is a main character in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar that depicts the assassination of Caesar and its aftermath. He is also shown in the lowest circle of Hell in Dante's Inferno as.
You are here: Home / Shakespeare Play Summaries / Julius Caesar Plot Summary Here is a brief plot summary of Julius Caesar: The tribunes, Marullus and Flavius, break up a gathering of Roman citizens who seek to celebrate Julius.
In act of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Pindarus, a servant of Cassius, mistakenly informs his master that Brutus is dead. This information leads to Cassius' suicide.
Scholars question whether it was a mistake or intentional misinformation from Pindarus.Download