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"Seven Ages of Man"
"This dramatic monologue is telling about the stages of life everyone goes through. From being small and unknowing to being old, and the difference between coasting life or taking action." - Sierra
"Man changes through his experiences. First, he is dependent on others. Then, he learns from his mistakes and either fails or succeeds. Finally, his wisdom takes him to new heights." - Tyler
"Everyone lives out their lives and it is marked in milestones. You learn and grow as people enter and leave, but in the end, you are left with nothing."
Julius Caesar, Act I
"All of the Romans gather together and celebrate Julius Caesar. But Marullus tries telling the people they should be ashamed of them selves for worshipping the man who killed Pompey." - Nevada
"Caesar comes back to Rome and a soothsayer told him to beware the ides of March. Brutus is nervous he will be crowned but everyone has individual thoughts and ideas." - Alan
"Casca is freaking out over thunder and lightning. Cassius comforts him and persuades him to join in the assassination. Cinna delivers a letter to Brutus so he will join in." - Josh
"Cassius and Casca meet up and are worried about the thunder. Cassius tries to persuade Casca to join him in turning against Caesar. Cinna comes and is the messager of everything." - Kaitlyn
Julius Caesar, Act II
"If and only if, you are a true Roman; you will kill Caesar. Brutus decides to go through with the plan. Brutus' wife gets upset with him. Speak. Strike. Redress." - Andy
"Caesar's wife has a dream that something bad is goin gto happen. Caesar eschews his own wife and puts thoughts in his head. Brutus is going to kill Caesar." - Dylan
"Brutus is now trying to persuade himself. He receives a letter that truly persuades him. Everyone come sover for a meeting about the plan. Portia notices a difference in Brutus." - Heather
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The Quotes (w/ links to the actual text)
Beware the ides of March—The Soothsayer delivers his famous warning to Caesar.
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world / Like a Colossus—Cassius bitterly comments to Brutus about Caesar's growing power and influence.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings—Cassius tells Brutus that rise of Caesar is their fault, because they are not doing anything to stop it.
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look —Caesar's suspicious comment.
it was Greek to me —Casca's saracastic comment about a speech by Cicero.
Between the acting of a dreadful thing
And the first motion, all the interim is
Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream —Having decided that Caesar must die, Brutus reflects on how difficult it is to put his decision into action.
Let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius.
We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar;
And in the spirit of men there is no blood:
O, that we then could come by Caesar's spirit,
And not dismember Caesar! But, alas,
Caesar must bleed for it! And, gentle friends,
Let's kill him boldly, but not wrathfully;
Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds —Brutus, explaining why Antony need not be killed, too, expresses his unrealistic idealism.
There is a tide in the affairs of men —Brutus tells Cassius that when the time is ripe, action must be taken.
This was the noblest Roman of them all —Antony's praise of the dead Brutus.
Think you I am no stronger than my sex . . . ? —Portia assures Brutus that she can be trusted with his secrets.
When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes —Calpurnia tries to persuade Caesar to give credence to the omens and stay away from the Senate on the ides of March.
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once —Caesar tells Calpurnia that he is not afraid of death.
I am constant as the northern star —Caesar tells Cassius that he cannot be moved by humble pleadings.
Et tu, Brute? —Seeing his friend among the assassins, Caesar exclaims, "And you, Brutus?"
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth —Antony apologizes to Caesar's body for shaking hands with Caesar's killers.
Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war —Antony predicts the revenge of Caesar's spirit upon the conspirators.
Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more —Brutus explains to the Roman crowd his reason for killing Caesar.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him —Antony begins his famous speech over Caesar's body by calming the crowd.
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man —Antony, in a backhanded way, casts doubt on the honor of Brutus.
This was the most unkindest cut of all —Antony, showing the crowd Caesar's mantle, points out where Brutus stabbed Caesar.