Caesar has just returned victorious after the battle with his rival, Pompey. People of Rome are celebrating in the streets.
Act 1 , Scene 1
"But wherefore art not in thy shop today?"(6).
"We make holiday to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph" (6).
Act 1 , Scene 2
"Beware the ides of March!"(9).
As the people of Rome are celebrating Caesar's victory, a soothsayer warns Caesar about his future but Caesar ignored him.
"He is a dreamer. Let us leave him. Pass"(9).
Act 1 , Scene 3
The conspirators want Brutus to join them to kill Caesar. They lay papers all over Brutus' chair to convince him.
"O Cassius, if you could...But win the noble Brutus to our party"(24).
"Be you content. Good Cinna, take this paper"(25).
Brutus is talking with the conspirators about their plan to kill Caesar. Brutus thinks they shouldn't make it obvious that they were the ones behind the incident and instead, they should slay him with clean cuts.
Act 2 , Scene 1
"But, alas, Caesar must bleed for it. And, gentle friends, Let's kill him boldly but not wrathfully. Let's be sacrificers, but not butchers. We shall be called purgers, not murderers"(32).
Act 2 , Scene 2
Decius tricks Caesar so he can go to the Senate house.
"If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper 'Lo, Caesar is afraid'?"(42).
"How foolish do your fears seem now, Calpurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them"(42).
Act 2 , Scene 3
"Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca...There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar. Security gives way to conspiracy. Thy lover, Artemidorus"(43).
Artemidorus has written a letter for Caesar warning him about the conspirators against Caesar. He also expresses to Caesar that the more confidence Caesar has, the lower the chance the conspirators will have to kill him.