Act 2, Scene 4

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Portia tries to learn what is happening at the Capitol, while the Soothsayer goes to warn Caesar on his way there

Summary

Portia tries to send Lucius to the senate to see what is going on, but she doesn’t give him very clear instructions, and he is confused. She says to tell her exactly who is talking to Caesar, and then hears a loud noise. The soothsayer enters, and Portia questions him; he says he is on his way to the Capitol to warn Caesar as he approaches, for although he does not definitively know of some plot against Caesar, he is afraid that one exists. Portia finally sends Lucius to speak to Brutus after the soothsayer leaves.

 

Interview: Portia and the Soothsayer

myShakespeare | Julius Caesar 2.4 Interview: Portia and the Soothsayer