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Drama – Julius Caesar – Famous Lines, Characters, Quotes

Drama – Famous Lines, Characters, Quotes - Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

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Famous Lines

 

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”. Quote (Act III, Scene II).

“But, for my own part, it was Greek to me”. –  Julius Caesar Quote (Act I, Scene II).

“A dish fit for the gods”. Quote (Act II, Scene I).

“Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war”. Julius Caesar Quote (Act III, Sc. I).

“Et tu, Brute!” Quote (Act III, Scene I).

“Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings”. – (Quote Act I, Scene II).

“Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”. Quote (Act III, Scene II).

“Beware the ides of March”. – (Quote Act I, Scene II).

“This was the noblest Roman of them all”. – (Quote Act V, Sc. V).

“When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff”. – (Quote Act III, Sc. II).

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous” Julius Quote  (Act I, Scene II).

“For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men”. – (Quote Act III, Sc. II).

“As he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him” . Quote (Act III, Sc. II).

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come”. Julius Caesar Quote (Act II, Scene II).

Characters:

 

Brutus – A supporter of the republic who believes strongly in a government guided by the votes of senators.

Julius Caesar – A great Roman general and senator, recently returned to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign.

Antony – A friend of Caesar. Antony claims allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators after Caesar’s death in order to save his own life.

Cassius – A talented general and longtime acquaintance of Caesar.

Octavius – Caesar’s adopted son and appointed successor.

Casca – A public figure opposed to Caesar’s rise to power.

Calpurnia – Caesar’s wife.

Portia – Brutus’s wife; the daughter of a noble Roman who took sides against Caesar.

Flavius – A tribune (an official elected by the people to protect their rights). Flavius condemns the plebeians for their fickleness in cheering Caesar, when once they cheered for Caesar’s enemy Pompey. Flavius is punished along with Murellus for removing the decorations from Caesar’s statues during Caesar’s triumphal parade.

Cicero – A Roman senator renowned for his oratorical skill. Cicero speaks at Caesar’s triumphal parade. He later dies at the order of Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus.

Lepidus – The third member of Antony and Octavius’s coalition. Though Antony has a low opinion of Lepidus, Octavius trusts his loyalty.

Murellus – Like Flavius, a tribune who condemns the plebeians for their fickleness in cheering Caesar, when once they cheered for Caesar’s enemy Pompey. Murellus and Flavius are punished for removing the decorations from Caesar’s statues during Caesar’s triumphal parade.

Decius – 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.

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