Act III Julius Caesar

What reason does Caesar give for not reading Artemidorus’s letter? He says that what concerns himself should be dealt with last. The people of Rome come first.
What Roles do the following characters play in the conspiracy? *Trebonius: He lures Marc Antony away from Caesar.*Metellus Cimber: He speaks to Caesar about lifting the exile on M.C.’s brother in order to distract him.*Casca: He is the first to stab Caesar.
What is Caesar’s opinion of himself? He is fair and unmoving like the North Star. He does not change his mind.
What does “Et tu, Brute?” mean? How do these words relate to the theme of friendship in the play? It means, “And you too, Brutus?” These lines show that Caesar values his friendship with Brutus so much that if Brutus sees fit for Caesar to die, he will.
Where does Caesar’s dead body lie? How is this ironic? It lies at the foot of Pompey’s statue. This is ironic because he defeated/killed Pompey.
What does Brutus tell the conspirators to do after killing Caesar? He wants them to bathe their hands in Caesar’s blood.
What promise does Brutus tell the servant to relay to Antony? Brutus says Antony won’t be hurt or killed.
What does Antony say about the possibility of being killed by the conspirators? If they want to kill him, do it now.
After being assured he is in no danger, what favor does Antony ask of the conspirators? He wants to speak at Caesar’s funeral and carry his body out for all to see.
What does Cassius think about granting Antony this favor? He thinks Antony will make the people turn against the conspirators.
What restrictions does Brutus set? Brutus will speak first and tell the people why they killed Caesar. Antony is not allowed to speak against the conspirators.
Summarize Antony’s main points in his speech to Caesar’s body? He is still loyal to Caesar and will avenge Caesar’s death. “Let slip the dogs of war.”
Who is coming to Rome to meet with Antony? Octavius Caesar
According to Brutus’s speech to the commoners, what reasons does he give for Caesar’s death? Brutus loves Rome more than he loved Caesar. Caesar would have made them slaves. He was too ambitious.
What is the mood of the crowd as Brutus finishes his speech? They agree with Brutus and think he did the right thing.
What does Brutus offer at the end of his speech? He offers his dagger so they can kill him if they disagree with him killing Caesar.
List three points of Antony’s speech that work to persuade the crowd to turn on the conspirators. A. Caesar wasn’t ambitious. (refused the crown 3 times, cried at others’ suffering)B. He brings up Caesar’s will, but then refuses to read it.C. He keeps calling the conspirators “honourable,” but makes sure his tone of voice and evidencesuggest otherwise.
What reason does Antony give for why he cannot read Caesar’s will? The crowd will go crazy when they hear how much Caesar loved them. They will want to kill the conspirators, and he has promised not to speak against them.
How does the crowd react to Antony’s speech? They want the conspirators to pay for what they did to Caesar.
What happens to Cinna the Poet? Why? The angry mob kills Cinna the Poet because they think he is Cinna the conspirator. Even when they find out he is not, they still kill him because of their anger.
What has Caesar bequeathed the Romans in his will? He gave them money and public land.

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