Act II, Scene i - Motivation and Soliloquy: The Conspiracy (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will continue to examine Brutus and Cassius' interaction in Act II Scene i, except this time we will read it in Shakespeare's original English. We will look at serpents and consider what they might symbolise.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a conspiracy?

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Q2.What is Brutus' motivation for killing Caesar?

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Q3.Why does Cassius want to kill Antony?

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Q4.Why does Brutus want to be a 'sacrificer' and not a 'butcher'

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Q5.Why does Brutus compare Caesar to 'a poisonous snake'?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a conspiracy?

1/5

Q2.What is Brutus' motivation for killing Caesar?

2/5

Q3.Why does Cassius want to kill Antony?

3/5

Q4.Why does Brutus want to be a 'sacrificer' and not a 'butcher'

4/5

Q5.Why does Brutus compare Caesar to 'a poisonous snake'?

5/5

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Act II, Scene i - Motivation and Soliloquy: The Conspiracy (part 2)

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Q1.What is a symbolism?

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Q2.Which statement is correct?

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Q3.Which statement is NOT correct

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Q4.Why does Brutus compare Caesar to a 'serpent's egg'?

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Q5.Why does Brutus say he must "kill him in the shell"?

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Act II, Scene i - Motivation and Soliloquy: The Conspiracy (part 2)

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is a symbolism?

1/5

Q2.Which statement is correct?

2/5

Q3.Which statement is NOT correct

3/5

Q4.Why does Brutus compare Caesar to a 'serpent's egg'?

4/5

Q5.Why does Brutus say he must "kill him in the shell"?

5/5

Lesson summary: Act II, Scene i - Motivation and Soliloquy: The Conspiracy (Part 2)

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