Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 1

What reason does Caesar give for not reading Artemidorus’ letter? He says that since it pertains to himself he cannot read it because he only cares about Rome.
What roles do the following characters play in the conspiracy? Trebonius, Metellus Cimber, Casca? Trebonius: He is to distract Antony.Metellus Cimber: He is to beg for the life of his banished brother.Casca: He is the first to stab.
What is Caesar’s opinion of himself? He believes he is fair and just “constant as the Northern Star.”
What does “Et tu, Brute?” mean? How do these words relate to the theme of friendship? It means, “You too Brutus?” This shows that Caesar valued his friendship with Brutus so much that if Brutus felt he should die, then he would do so.
Where does Caesar’s body lie? How is this ironic? It lies at the bottom of the statue of Pompey. This is ironic because Caesar was thought to have defeated Pompey and is now dead at his feet.
What does Brutus tell the conspirators to do after killing Caesar? He tells them to wash in Caesar’s blood.
What promise does Brutus tell the servant to relay to Antony? He tells the servant to let Antony know they do not plan on murdering him.
What does Antony say about the possibility of being murdered by the conspirators? He says if they plan to kill him, they should do so while he stands over Caesar’s body.
After being assured that he is in no danger, what favor does Antony ask of the conspirators? He asks to speak at Caesar’s funeral.
What does Cassius think about granting Antony this favor? Cassius does not want to grant this favor, out of fear of what Antony might say.
What restrictions does Brutus set? Antony cannot speak badly about the conspirators and Brutus insists he (Brutus) be allowed to speak first.
Who is coming to Rome to meet with Antony? Caesar’s nephew, Octavius Caesar will be coming.

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