You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome.
Go, go, good countrymen, and, for this fault, Assemble all the poor men of your sort; Draw them to Tiber banks, and weep your tears Into the channel
ACT 1 - STREETS OF ROME
But, indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph.
Act 1 - Foreshadowing
Beware of the ides of March
You speak nonsense.
Mark Antony shall say I am not well, And, for thy humour, I will stay at home.
What mean you, Caesar? think you to walk forth? You shall not stir out of your house to-day.
Act 2 - Calpurnias Dream
Your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear That keeps you in the house, and not your own.
How foolish do your fears seem now, Calpurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them. Give me my robe, for I will go.
Flavius and Murellus enter a street. They See common people talking about the new king. The are praising the new king Caesar even though they elected and praised the old king up until his death. Flavius and Murellus Say they will be punished by the gods for disloyalty. They Just praised Pompey, the previous king, and yet again change their minds within a day. This shows how static citizens of Rome are. This also shows how the conspirators took down Caesar so easily.
Act 2 - Persuasian
This dream is all amiss interpreted; It was a vision fair and fortunate: Your statue spouting blood in many pipes, 85 In which so many smiling Romans bathed, Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood, and that great men shall press For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance
You shall, Mark Antony.
Caesar is on his way to the capitol when he runs into this lady. This lady is a soothsayer or modern day fortune teller. She tells him beware of the ides or middle of March. This is when the conspirators murder him at the capitol. This sets up the foreshadow for future chapters as his wife tells him not to go and he is unsure of what to do. This flaw leads to his demise.
Thats all I seek,and am moreover suitor that I may produce his body to the marketplace. And in his pulpit, as becomes a friend, speak in order of his funeral
Act 3 -Caesars Death
You know not what you do. Do not consent, That Antony speak in his funeral.
I will myself into the pulpit first, And show the reason of our Caesar’s death.
Caesars wife Calpurnia has a dream about Caesar going to the capitol. She claims she seems a fountain of him with blood coming out. This foreshadows the future event of Caesar getting murdered by the conspirators at the capitol. Caesar agrees he wont go and he will stay home. Calpurnia is relieved because she believes this dream means something. He agrees not go until decius comes.
They were traitors: honourable men!
Act 3 - Funeral Speech
O most bloody sight!
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears... Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.
O traitors, villains!
O noble Caesar!
Caesar Listens to his wife's dream and stays home. He believes her dream, but along comes Decius. Decius job is to get Caesar to the capitol. He first re-interprets the dream. He says the dream meant its his blood shedding over Romes victory. After that does not work he tells Ceacar is people find out he is listening to a woman, his wife, he ill look weak. After some thinking, he decides to go to the capitol and peruse his previous plans.
When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams.' If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper 'Lo, Caesar is afraid'?
Caesar is killed at the Capitol by the conspirators. Brutus says he will speak at the funeral of Caesar. Everyone is very happy that Caesar is killed. Mark Antony, Caesars right hand man asks to speak at Caesars funeral. When he asks to speak, Brutus grants him this wish. Cassius warns Brutus about the potential danger of Antony. He could sway public opinion.
Mark Antony gets up after Brutus speaks. Brutus gets the public opinion on his side. But, like Cassius predicted, Mark Antony turns the crowd against them. He reads Caesars will to them and showed them how much he cared for Rome success and the people of Rome. Angry, the people of Rome wish to seek vengeance on Brutus, Cassius, and the conspirators. Brutus and Cassius run off in order to get away from the new angry mob Mark Antony has created.