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Cassius' plan is revealed as a bizarre night occurs
Casca and Cicero meet at night during a storm and remark upon the strange, almost supernatural occurrences Cicero has seen. Cicero leaves, and Casca walks around in the storm with an open shirt. He then meets Cassius. Cassius appears to have very little concern for his safety, and explains that he feels threatened only by Caesar’s rise, not by the gods. Casca tells Cassius that a group of senators plan to make Caesar king the next day, and Cassius vows to commit suicide before becoming a subject of Caesar’s. Cassius says that he has already recruited some of the noblest Romans to undertake "an enterprise."
Cinna approaches and Cassius says he is one of that group. Cinna remarks that other people have been seeing strange things that night. Cassius asks if people are waiting for him, Cinna says yes, and that he wishes Cassius could win over Brutus to their side. Cassius gives him some letters he has written for Cinna to distribute where Brutus will find them. Cinna says that everyone in the group is gathered, except Metellus Cimber, who went to look for Cassius. Cassius takes Casca with him to go visit Brutus in person and try to convince him to join them.
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Act 1, Scene 3
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Where does Act 1 Scene 3 take place in Julius Caesar?
That evening, Cicero and Casca meet on a street in Rome. There has been a terrible storm, and Casca describes to Cicero the unnatural phenomena that have occurred: An owl hooted in the marketplace at noon, the sheeted dead rose out of their graves, and so on.
What happened in Act 2 Scene 3 Julius Caesar?
Artemidorus enters a street near the Capitol reading from a paper that warns Caesar of danger and that names each of the conspirators. He intends to give the letter to Caesar and he reasons that Caesar may survive if the fates do not ally themselves with the conspirators.
What happened in Act 1 Scene 2 in Julius Caesar?
Act 1, Scene 2 Caesar, in front of Brutus and Cassius, instructs his wife, Calpurnia, to stand in the way of Mark Antony as he runs a traditional footrace, so that he may touch her and restore her fertility, according to a Roman superstition. A soothsayer appears and warns Caesar that he must beware the 15th of March.
What does Cassius think the signs mean in Act 1 Scene 3?
Cassius suggests that the omens are signs from the gods of ''some monstrous state'': the Rome that Caesar is trying to establish. He uses the weather to draw a comparison to Caesar, saying he is ''Most like this dreadful night, / That thunders, lightens, opens graves, and roars / As doth the lion in the Capitol.