Julius Caesar Act 3 Questions

Caesar thinks that what deals with him should come after other matters, which is ironic because its the first time he thinks of someone other than himself Why does Caesar not read Artemidorus’ letter first?
Caesar refers to the senate as “my senate” showing his thought of superiority over the people What is significant about the way Caesar opens the senatorial session?
Metellus fights for the rethinking of his brother, Plubius’s, banishment Why does Metellus bring a petition to Caesar
Casca Who is first to stab Caesar?
If even Brutus rises against him, he then does not wish to live any longer What is Caesar’s reaction to Brutus stabbing him?
Anagnoris Disclosure, discovery, recognition; the incident of the plot in which the central character discovers some major piece of information that profoundly affects his actions.
Anagnoris What rhetorical device is exemplified by “Et tu, Brute?-Then fall, Caesar”
The significance is that he referred to the conspirators as princes, hunting Caesar, who should have been protected What is the significance of, “How like a deer strucken by many princes/ Dost thou here lie!”
Cassius fears that the people would be easily persuaded by whatever Antony says, so if he hints lastly that the conspirators were wrong, the people would not be on their side What blunder does Cassius and Brutus make in agreeing to let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral
Brutus explains that his love for Rome overcame his for Caesar because he was ambitious What is the Brutus’s reason for Caesar’s death?
parallelism, antithesis, anaphora What rhetorical devices doees Brutus use in his speech?
parallelism Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
antithesis Balancing words, phrases, or ideas that are strongly contrasted, often by means of grammatical structure
anaphora A sub-type of parallelism, when the exact repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of successive lines or sentences
Antony lists Caesar’s strengths while employing sarcasm; starts out speech referring to the people as friends; speaks in verse (more rhythmic) Antony’s speech vs. Brutus’ speech
Antony repeats “Brutus is an honorable man” contrasting with his use of sarcasm, implying that Brutus is the opposite When does Antony use anaphora?
Public speaking; which he clearly has an ability for Antony claims to lack what talent?
They’re a fickle groups of gullible people easily swayed by emotion What does the reactions of the mob indicate?
the mob of angry men are so blood thirsty, they will do anything to abound chaos What is the dramatic significance of scene 3?
Caesar “Hence! Wilt thou lift up Olympus”
Cinna “Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!”
Cassius “You know not what you do. Do not consent That Antony speak in his funeral”
Brutus “Censure me in your wisdom, and wake to your senses, that you may be the better judge”
Brutus “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”
Antony “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears”
Antony “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man”
Antony “Let but the commons hear this testament, which, pardon me, I do not mean to read”
Antony “Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, take thou what course thou wilt”
Fourth Citizen “It is no matter, his name’s Cinna. Pluck but his name out of is heart, and turn him going”
Brutus “What you would work me to, /I have some aim; /How I have thought of this and of these times.”

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