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Act I, Scene III Notes from Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar Act I, Scene III

That night, huge storms surround Rome, and strange, supernatural things happen all over the city: a slave holds up his burning hand, but remains untouched by the flame, and men are seen walking through the streets afire. Casca and Cicero converse in fear during the storm about their plan to kill Caesar, and worry about Marcus Brutus' willingness to be a part of the plan, and lead the Romans after Caesar's death. Cassius joins them, and decries their inaction, saying, "...Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius: Therein, ye gods, you make the weak most strong; Therein, ye gods, you tyrants do defeat: Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten grass, nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, can be retentive to the strength of spirit; but life, being weary of these worldly bars, never lacks power to dismiss itself." Act I, Scene III, Line 90 Cinna encounters these three and joins in the planning of an attack on Caesar. He names Decius Brutus, Trebonius, Ligarus, and Metellus Cimber as four other men involved in the growing conspiracy.

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