Julius Caesar Gorup Procject: Audio
May 1, 2006
My group for the Julius Caesar project chose to rewrite Act 1 Scene 3 of the play. It is an important part of the play
and that is why my group chose this scene. In this scene, one of the themes is revealed: But men may construe things after
their fashion, clean from the purpose themselves.
In this section of Act I, there is a storm occurring. This was not an ordinary storm, however, many obscure events occurred
during this storm. –One of the unusual characteristics of the storm was that it was raining fire, another feature
of the storm was the impossible truth that a slave’s hand was burnt, but he was not hurt. Along with these weird
events a lion walks by Casca, but does not attack him and dead corpses were walking among the streets as if they were alive.
Cassius compares Caesar to the storm.
My character, Cicero, is a skeptic to the warning of the storm. Cicero is the character of Julius Caesar that presents
us with one of the play’s main themes. He believes that Casca is simply making the storm to be a warning against
perusing their plot to kill Caesar and tells Casca that he is taking the storm as a warning because that is what he wants
it to be. Cicero, like many other people throughout the play Julius Caesar ignored warning signs because of Cicero’s
very own quote: But men may construe things after their fashion, clean from the purpose themselves.