Julius Caesar Act II, Scenes 3 and 4: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scenes 3 and 4: Summary and Analysis

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Artemidorus: teacher and friend of some of the conspirators; he has learned about the plot against Caesar

Summary
The setting is a Roman street on the ides of March shortly before the planned assassination. Artemidorus, a teacher and friend of some of the conspirators, has learned about the plot to kill Caesar. He has written a letter naming each man and warning Caesar to be on his guard. He plans to wait for Caesar to pass and then present the letter as a suitor looking for a political favor.

At the same time, on another part of the street, an agitated Portia tells Lucius to run to the Capitol and report back to her everything his master, Brutus, says and does. The...

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