Flavius and Marullus see some commoners celebrating the fact that Caesar is the new ruler of Rome. Flavius and Marullus start to ask the commoners questions including what their jobs were. Flavius and Marcellus point out the hypocrisy in the commoners thinking because the commoners celebrated the previous ruler Pompei when he was ruling Rome.
A soothsayer calls for Caesar's attention. Caesar allows the soothsayer to speak. The soothsayer tells Caesar to fear the 15th of March. Caesar dismisses the man's comment and calls him a dreamer. Caesar dismissing the soothsayer displays his arrogance.
E tu Brute?
When in his garden, Brutus decides to kill Caesar. Brutus wants to rule Rome all by himself. Cassius writes Brutus letters posing as the people of Rome. The letters urge Brutus to rule Rome.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
In act 2 scene 4 important information is revealed about Brutus's wife Portia. It is revealed that Portia knows about the plan to kill Caesar. Even with this knowledge of the plot to assassinate Caesar, Portia does nothing to stop the conspirators. Portia even stabs herself in the leg to get Brutus to tell her about the conspiracy to kill Ceasar.
O Brutus, the heavens speed thee in thine enterprise.
It is the 15th of March, and Caesar is too arrogant to listen to the warnings of the soothsayer and others, so he goes to the capital. At the capital, the conspirators attack Caesar and stab him 23 times. Caesar's final words show how betrayed he feels that his friend Brutus stabbed him.
After Anthony speaks at Caesar's funeral the people of Rome were angry. Anthony tells the people about Caesars will. In his will, Caesar left all his land to the people. This makes the people change their mind about the conspirators that killed Caesar.