NameCharacter NotesImportant QuotesEvidence of Loyalty (to whom?)BrutusConsiders killing Caesar but has mixed feelings. Finally decides that it is the best option after he reads the fake letters. “It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him… He would be crown’d: How that might change his nature, there’s the question.”Brutus discovered forged letters and he believed the people of Rome are unhappy with Caesar, so he decides to join the plot; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Romans and Rome.LuciusWorks for Brutus. Confirms that tomorrow is the Ides of March and introduces the conspirators who arrive at the house. “Madam, what should I do? Run to the Capitol, and nothing else? And so return to you, and nothing else?”Lucius serves Brutus; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Brutus, his boss, and Portia, Brutus’ wife.Cassiuscreator of the plot to murder Caesar; rallies together Roman noblemen to help him get the job done “…and every one doth wish you had but that opinion of yourself which every noble Roman bears of you.” “Let Antony and Caesar fall together.” “But all remember, What you have said, and show yourselves true Romans.”Cassius wants to bring justice for Rome by murdering Caesar; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Brutus, but mostly to Rome and the Romans. Cascaone of the conspirators; decides to leave Cicero out of the plan “You shall confess that you are both deceived.Here, as I point my sword” “Let us not leave him out.” “Indeed he is not fit.”Casca is willing to kill Caesar because it is an honorable action; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius’ plot to protect Rome from Caesar, an “unstable” leader.Decius Brutusanother conspirator; convinces Caesar to forget his wife’s dream “I can o’ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betray’d with trees” “It was a vision fair and fortunate… This by Calpurnia’s dream is signified.”Decius Brutus is twists Calpurnia’s dream to make Caesar not worry about it; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius.Cinnapart of the plan; rallied by Cassius “Be that the uttermost, and fail not then.”Cinna is one of the conspirators that is in on killing Caesar; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius.Metellus Cimbera conspirator; speaks well of Cicero for his wisdom “O, let us have him, for his silver hairs Will purchase us a good opinion And buy men’s voices to commend our deeds”Metellus wants to bring in someone to further help execute the plot against Caesar; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius’ plan.Treboniusanother conspirator; one of the few in favor of letting Marc Antony live “There is no fear in him; let him not die; For he will live, and laugh at this hereafter.”Trebonius is sensible enough to want to let Antony live, despite being in on the plan to kill Caesar; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius and the plan, as well as Rome.PortiaBrutus’ wife; tries to convince him to be more open with her “Make me acquainted with your cause of grief.” “You have some sick offence within your mind, Which, by the right and virtue of my place, I ought to know of.” “I have a man’s mind, but a woman’s might.”Portia speaks passionately for him to share his troubles, although she is unable to find out what is bothering him; there is evidence showing her loyalty to her husband, Brutus. Ligariusunwilling to join the conspiracy; convinced it is an honorable cause by Brutus “I am not sick, if Brutus have in hand Any exploit worthy the name of honour.”Ligarius appears to only be interested in doing honorable acts; there is evidence showing his loyalty to BrutusCaesarunwilling to go to the senate-house because of Calpurnia’s dreams; he is convinced to go. “It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.”Caesar is doubtful of whether to listen to his wife, but when Decius convinces him that it is a worthy cause he listens; there is evidence showing his loyalty to his wife, Calpurnia, and Rome.Calpurniahaunted by nightmares of Caesar’s death “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” “Your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear.”Calpurnia keeps Caesar safe from the danger she sees in her nightmares; there is evidence showing her loyalty to her husband, Caesar. Publius another conspirator “Good morrow, Caesar.”Publius joins in on the plot to kill Caesar; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Cassius.AntonyCaesar’s closest friend “So to most noble Caesar.”Antony wants to crown Caesar as king of Rome; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Caesar.Artemidorusreads letter that tells of Caesar’s fate and plans to give it to him so he can live “If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayst live; If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.”Artemidorus wants to save Caesar’s life by giving him the letter which describes the plot to kill him; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Caesar. soothsayertalks to Portia about his fears regarding Caesar “None that I know will be, much that I fear may chance.”The soothsayer desires to speak to Caesar of the danger he may face; there is evidence showing his loyalty to Caesar.What does it mean about Cassius’s plan that he has to mislead Brutus to make it happen?It means that Cassius’ plan does not have proper evidence to be justified. Due to this, Cassius has to lie in order to convince Brutus to join in.What does it mean about Brutus that he so readily believes what Cassius says?It means that Brutus has integrity issues, doubting what is right and wrong, about Caesar. Although he adores his friend, Brutus does not believe Caesar is a good leader, and is easily persuaded into believing he is right. What does it mean about Antony that Brutus refuses to kill him?It means that while Brutus plans to murder Caesar, he truthfully does see it as an honorable act necessary enough to protect Rome. He does not like the unnecessary murders, shown when he decides not to kill Antony as well.