- What does Brutus mean when he says kill him in the shell?
- Which hatched would as his kind grow mischievous?
- Where to the climber-upward turns his face?
- Why does Brutus decide to leave Antony unharmed?
- How does Brutus justify the plot against Caesar?
- What does Portia do to convince Brutus of her loyalty?
- What does Brutus admit to Caesar’s soliloquy?
“Th’abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.” Brutus. The quote means greatness is misused when there’s no pity in the power it wields.
What does Brutus mean when he says kill him in the shell?
What does Brutus mean by the following statement “And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg,/Which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous,/And kill him in the shell. The meaning of Brutus’ statement is that he thinks of Caesar as a serpent, going through the circle of life.
Which hatched would as his kind grow mischievous?
Where to the climber-upward turns his face?
“But ’tis a common proof, that lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, whereto the climber-upward turns his face; but when he once attains the upmost round. He then unto the ladder turns his back, looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend” (Shakespeare II: i. 21-27).
Why does Brutus decide to leave Antony unharmed?
Brutus’s decision to leave Antony unharmed aligns with his noble, naive character. He shows integrity and compassion by refraining from murdering Antony and causing more bloodshed. However, he naively believes that Antony will not threaten Rome’s stability, which comes back to haunt him at Caesar’s funeral oration.
How does Brutus justify the plot against Caesar?
Brutus justifies the plot against Caesar by saying that power will change Caesar, so he must be killed to prevent him from becoming a tyrant. Brutus values the public good more than loyalty or friedship. He thinks Antony will be weakened by Caesar’s death and will not be a threat to them.
What does Portia do to convince Brutus of her loyalty?
Portia Convince Brutus to disclose his secret to her by questioning her position in his life and then her stabbing her thigh to prove her loyalty.
What does Brutus admit to Caesar’s soliloquy?
Hover for more information. Brutus’s soliloquy in act two, scene 1, reveals his true feelings regarding Julius Caesar. Brutus begins by contemplating whether or not he should participate in Caesar’s assassination and admits that he has no personal grievance against him.