Julius Caesar ACT 3

What is ironic about the timing of Caesar’s murder (in relation to the preceding events)? He is destroyed just after proclaiming his magnificence and indestructibility.
In the moments following Caesar’s death, what do the conspirators proclaim to justify their deed? “Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!”
Antony’s servant brings a message to Brutus. What does he say? Antony praises Brutus for being honest and requests to be able to safely see Brutus to hear why Caesar was murdered.
Antony wants to speak at Caesar’s funeral. What reaction does Brutus have? Cassius? Brutus agrees, but Cassius thinks it is dangerous to let Antony speak to the people.
Under what conditions will Antony speak at the funeral? He must not blame the conspirators, admit he speaks by their permission, and speak last, after Brutus.
What did Brutus say to the people at the funeral? He told them the assassination was the only logical way to do the best thing for the people.
What did Antony say to the people at the funeral in his famous “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” speech? He contradicts the accusations made by the conspirators of treason and demands that they be put to death for Caesar’s murder.
Why did Brutus and Cassius flee Rome? Their lives were in danger after Antony’s remarks at the funeral.
What is the point of Act III Scene II? It encourages sympathy for Marc Antony.

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