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"You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey?..."
Marullus to Plebeians:
Expression of disgust with the Romans and their fleeing loyalty. Marullus feels the people have too quickly and too easily shifted their allegiance from Pompey to Caesar.
"Let no images be hung with Caesar's trophies...These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing will make him fly an ordinary pitch, who else would soar above the view of men and keep us all in servile fearfulness."
Flavius to Marullus:
Instructing him to help remove all tributes to Caesar to try to reduce Caesar's high opinion of himself and the public's lofty opinion of him. *Example of animal imagery and height/lowliness imagery
"Forget not in your speed, Antonius, to touch Calpurnia, for our elders say the barren touched in this holy chase, shake off their sterile curse."
Caesar to Marc Antony:
He requests that Marc Antony touch Calpurnia before racing. Allegedly the athlete's touch cures infertility. *These words reveal a flaw in Caesar's wife.
"I am not gamesome. I do lack some part of that quick spirit which is Antony."
Brutus to Cassius:
First direct comparison of Brutus and Marc Antony. Brutus sees himself as the more serious of the two...*Foreshadows more significant contrast later in the play
"And it is very much lamented, Brutus, that you have no such mirrors that will turn your hidden worthiness into your eye,..."
Cassius to Brutus:
Cassius tells Brutus that it is unfortunate he cannot see himself through the eyes of others. *Beginning 1st phase of his appeal to Brutus to join the conspiracy: FLATTERY