Julius Caesar

in act 5 scene 1; what do the opposing leaders do before they fight?; what omen bothers Cassius?; if they lose what have brutus and Cassius decided to do?

act 5 scene 2 where does brutus see a weakness?; act 5 scene 3 what does cassius want titinius to do?; why does cassius kill himself? why is this a mistake?; what does brutus say when he sees cassius' body?

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1.) the opposing leader talk; the argue with those who are on the same side, but they talk to each other ;-)

2.) the two eagles are the omen that bothers Cassius;

"Two mighty eagles fell, and there they perched,

Gorging and feeding from our soldiers' hands,

Who to Philippi here consorted us.

This morning are they fled away and gone,

And in their steads do ravens, crows, and kites

Fly o'er our heads and downward look on us

As we were sickly prey. Their shadows seem

A canopy most fatal, under which

Our army lies, ready to give up the ghost."

3.) They decide that is they lose they will never speak to each other again, but if they ever have the chance to meet again they will do it with a smile.

4.) Brutus sees a weakness in the demeanor of Octavius' men that he thinks can be breached. He was wrong.

"Let them set on at once, for I perceive

But cold demeanor in Octavius' wing,

And sudden push gives them the overthrow.

Ride, ride, Messala. Let them all come down."

5.) Cassius tells Titinius that if he really loves him, he will go to the tents that have been set on fire and see who is there.......... friend or foe; he kills himself because he believes he's sent his friend to his death. This was a mistake because Titinius still lived. Brutus says,

"O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet!

Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords

In our own proper entrails."

when he sees Cassius' body.


Julius Caesar