Julius Caesar Storyboard

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  • EXPOSITION
  • "Beware of the Ides of March"
  • CONFLICT
  • Cassius, what you speak of is treason!
  • RISING ACTION
  • I have no personal reason to spur at him...
  • February 44 BC. Julius Caesar has just reentered Rome in triumph after a victory in Spain. Caesar & citizens are celebrating in his honor. Some Romans fear Ceasar will become a dictator. Flavius & Marullus,are political enemies. Powerful & secret forces are working against Caesar. Even a soothsayer from the crowd warns, " Beware the ides of March," However, Caesar chooses to ignore the warning.
  • CLIMAX
  • Sic Semper Tyrannus! Meaning "Thus always I bring death to tyrants")"Et tu, Brute?" And you too Brutus!
  • A group of senators have turned against Caesar,. Even Cassius, a long time political foe of Caesar's persuades Marcus Brutus, a close personal friend of Caesar, to join the conspiracy against him. At first, Brutus shares "some aim" with Cassius but does not wish "to be any further moved." Both agree to meet again.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Brutus struggles and considers whether or not to trust Caesar. He states, " It is not that he loves Caesar less, but that he loves Rome more." Cassius and others are espeically jelaous of Caesar's prestige and power and what he may become as King. Eventually they persuade Brutus to not only join the conspiracy but also lead it. Plans are made and the date is set on the day known as the ides of March, 15 th day of the month. Caesar is to be murdered in the Senate chambers
  • DENOUEMENT
  • Brutus was an honorable man! "This was the noblest Roman of them all." Brutus was the only one to believe Caesar's death was for the good of all; everyone else acted out of jealousy.
  • The preceding night has been a strange one — wild, stormy, and full of strangeness. Caesar's wife, Calphurnia, terrified by horrible nightmares, persuades Caesar does not to go to the Capitol, convinced that her dreams are portents of disaster Still Cesar is surrounded by assassins and the conspirators eventually lure Caesar to the capital and kill him.
  • Hearing of Caesar's murder, Mark Antony, Caesar's closest friends, asks to speak at Caesar's funeral.Brutus agrees despite Cassius's objections. Brutus goes first.confident that he will convince the populace of the necessity for Caesar's death . Most believe him. Then Anthony speaks & turns the audience into a howling mob, screaming for the blood of Caesar's murderers. Alarmed by the furor the conspirators and their supporters are forced to flee from Rome and finally, from Italy.
  • "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
  • Antony, Octavius, & Lepidus form an alliance & army to destroy Caesar's killers. Brutus orders an attack on Antony's camp at Philippi. Before the battle, Brutus is visited by the ghost of Caesar. "I shall see thee at Philippi," the spirit warns him. Brutus is defeated. Out of shame he. takes his life. Eventually, all conspirators kill themselves. Antony proclaims that Brutus shall receive a hero's burial. He's the noblest Roman of them all." Caesar's murder has been avenged & Rome has been preserved.
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