Julius Caesar: Act II, Scene I

Updated: 6/14/2020
Julius Caesar: Act II, Scene I

Storyboard Text

  • Go light a candle in my study.
  • You called, my lord?
  • Caesar has to die for the greater good. He'll have the power to do damage if he's king.
  • To be honest, I've never seen Caesar let his emotions get the better of him, but it'll happen eventually.
  • Brutus calls Lucius, and tells him to light a candle in his study.
  • Sir, when I lit the candle in your study, I found a letter by the window.
  • Hm, tell me, is tommorow March 15th?
  • Go check the calendar then.
  • Brutus starts a soliloquy on how Julius Caesar must be executed, because like an adder, evil can come from good.
  • "Speak, strike, redress?" Wow, even the people believe Caesar should be gone!
  • He then admits (to himself) that Caesar hasn't done anything yet, but states that when he gets to the top, he forgets about the people that got him there, like a ladder.
  • Sir, the calendar says tomorrow is March 15th.
  • The Ides of March!
  • Lucius comes back and gives Brutus a letter he found in Brutus' study. Brutus tells Lucius to check if tomorrow is March 15th.
  • I don't know, sir.
  • Brutus determines that the letter was from the people of Rome, saying to get rid of Julius Caesar.
  • Lucius tells Brutus that tomorrow is in fact March 15th (Ides of March), a day where the Romans would settle their debts.