Julius Caesar Character Traits Flashcard Example #93028

Caius Cassius
the instigator of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar
Caius Cassius
is sly and manipulative
Caius Cassius
recruits Marcus Brutus to join the conspiracy by referring to Caesar’s growing ambition and increasing lack of concern for the common man
Caius Cassius
tricks Brutus into believing that the people want Caesar disposed of by sending him false letters he has written in disguised handwritting
Caius Cassius
his reason for killing Caesar was that Cassius is the type of person who is never satisfied if someone is above him-extremely jealous
Caius Cassius
constantly hints at suicide throughout the play
Caius Cassius
at the end of the play he has Pindarus his slave kill him with his own sword
Caius Cassius
begins to believe in omens at the end of the play
Caius Cassius
brother-in-law to Brutus-married Brutus’ sister
Caius Cassius
a hot tempered man who is quick to find fault in others
Caius Cassius
makes wise decisions but allows Brutus to overrule him
Julius Caesar
member of the first Roman triumvirate composed of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar
Julius Caesar
at the beginning of play has already been made king of the Roman empire, but wants to be made king for life
Julius Caesar
is over-confident and susceptible to flattery and is overly ambitious
Julius Caesar
supposedly has epilepsy and is deaf in one ear
Julius Caesar
is married to Calpurnia, but has no biological children
Julius Caesar
has adopted his grand-nephew Octavius Caesar as his legal heir
Calpurnia
wife of Julius Caesar
Calpurnia
is barren and unable to give Caesar the son he desperately wants
Calpurnia
pleads with Caesar to stay home from the Senate on the Ides of March by retelling the unnatural events that occurred during the violent thunderstorm the evening before and the prophetic dream she had of his death
Octavius Caesar
the adopted legal heir of Julius Caesar
Octavius Caesar
a young man inexperienced in military and political matters, but one that has strong feelings and confidence in his ability
Octavius Caesar
at the end of the play, he has the final words and is projected to take command of the second triumvirate composed of Octavius, Mark Antony, and Lepidus
Octavius Caesar
does not always agree with Antony
Mark Antony
in the beginning of the play considered to be a simple playboy who has no political clout
Mark Antony
is a mastermind of the second triumvirate and works the fickle Roman public into a state of anarchy and rebellion against the conspirators
Mark Antony
a powerful orator
Mark Antony
fools the conspirators into believing that he is their friend
Mark Antony
cries Havoc and vows to gain total revenge against the conspirators
Lepidus
the third member of the second triumvirate
Lepidus
not considered an equal by the other two members, Antony and Octavius
Lepidus
thought to be useful by the other two as only an errand boy
Lepidus
was brought into the triumvirate because he was a leader of the military under Caesar and, therefore, had control of a large army that the second triumvirate needed
Marcus Brutus
“the noblest Roman of them all”
Marcus Brutus
a stoic which means that he adheres to the principle that people should rise above emotional upsets and be unmoved by all or any life’s happenings
Marcus Brutus
does not believe in the concepts of kings,

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