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Please put the following events in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in chronological...

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happyface23 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 5, 2011 at 9:06 AM via web

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Please put the following events in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in chronological order.

A) Brutus and the conspirators bathe in Caesar's blood.
B) Antony moves the citizens of Rome to riot after reading Caesar's will.
C) Brutus and Cassious discuss the current political situation in Rome and about Caesar.
D) Casca begins Caesar's assassination.
E) Calpurnia warns Caesar ecuse of here dreams.
And . . .
A) Marullus and Flavius discourage citizens of Rome to attend Caesar's introduction.
B) Antony sends word to Octavius concerning the state of things in Rome.
C) The soothsayer first warns Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March."
D) Brutus' speech convinces the plebians the murder was justified.
E) Artemidorus tries to stop the assassination by giving Caesar a note before Caesar enters the Capitol.

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shakespeareguru | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted January 5, 2011 at 8:48 PM (Answer #1)

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It seems clear, from your question, that your teacher would like you to order events from the play as some sort of evidence that you have, in fact, read it.  These events are quite obvious in the play and not obscured by "understanding" Shakespeare's use of language. In fact, any modern paraphrasing of the meaning of the text would also yield to you this sequence of events.  You should at least read one of these. (Enotes has a copy of the play in the Julius Caesar Study Guide that has a running paraphrase printed beside Shakespeare's text.)

Here are the events as they unfold in the play, in order:

  1. Marullus and Flavius discourage citizens of Rome to attend Caesar's introduction.
  2. The soothsayer first warns Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March."
  3. Brutus and Cassius discuss the current political situation in Rome and Caesar.
  4. Calpurnia warns Caesar because of her dreams.
  5. Artemidorus tries to stop the assassination by giving Caesar a note before Caesar enters the Capitol.
  6. Casca begins Caesar's assassination.
  7. Brutus and the Conspirators bathe in Caesar's blood.
  8. Antony sends word to Octavius concerning the state of things in Rome.
  9. Brutus' speech convinces the citizens the murder was justified.
  10. Antony moves the citizens of Rome to riot after reading Caesar's will.

Please follow the links below to read the play (with modern paraphrase) and find a summary of events.

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