Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 1 Questions

How does Shakespeare use humor in his opening scene? Shakespeare uses puns as humor.
Find at least one example of a pun in the opening scene. His first pun was sole/soul. Sole because there was a shoe repairer and soul because he fixes souls.
How does Shakespeare show the political conflict in Rome? Why would they for something for Pompey if they like Caesar.
What is the reason the cobbler tells Flavius and Marullus he is leading the people through the street? The cobbler wants them to wear out their shoes so he will get more work.
What is the real reason the people are out in the street? They are out to see Caesar and rejoice in his triumph
What about Pompey is revealed in this scene? Pompey was once loved and respected by the people of Rome.
What information is given about Caesar? Caesar was responsible for Pompey’s death.
How does the scene show the fickleness of the crowd? Flavius and Marullus are able to change the mind of the crowd with their words and convince them to disperse.
Shakespeare often uses comparisons (metaphor and simile) and figurative language. What is the comparison Flavius makes in the final lines of the scene? He compares Caesar to a bird. Driving the crowd from the street will be like plucking feathers from a bird’s wing so it can not fly high.
What are the intentions of Flavius and Marullus as the scene ends? They plan to go through the streets and pull down any banners that honor Caesar.

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