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Julius Caesar Act III questions (from the A Beka Book)
- How is Caesar’s pride illustrated in this scene?
- How does Antony respond to Caesar’s death?
- What warning does Cassius give Brutus concerning Antony’s funeral speech?
- How does Brutus explain the assassination of Caesar? How does the crowd respond to Brutus’ speech?
- What does Antony say in his funeral speech? How does the crowd respond to him?
- Although Antony claims that he is not trying to stir up the people, show what he does to stir them up.
- Brutus puts loyalty to Rome before loyalty to a friend; Antony puts loyalty to a friend before loyalty to Rome. With whom do you most agree and why? What is wrong with both positions?
- What bit of comic relief is presented in this scene?
- What does this scene indicate about the mob?
Act IV questions (this is not an assignment, only a means for studying)
- How is Lepidus characterized by Antony and Octavius?
- What traits of Caesar has Antony developed?
- What are Antony and Octavius now planning?
- What apparent change has occurred in the relationship between Brutus and Cassius?
- What was the nature of the quarrel between Brutus and Cassius?
- What opinion of Caesar does Brutus indicate in the quarrel?
- How does Brutus respond to Portia’s death? Explain why he responds this way.
- How does Brutus respond to the appearance of Caesar’s ghost? Explain why he responds this way.
Period 4 extra credit assignment: Choose one of the “Composition Suggestions” in the book and write a minimum 200 word essay. You may not quote more than 20% directly from the book. If you use a quote, put the page number in parentheses. If you reference a source outside the book, write the name of the source. Structure like a proper essay: introduction, body, and conclusion (separate paragraphs). Standard MLA format (blog). See writing rubric (blog). Due Monday, May 29th.
- Which character, Brutus or Cassius, would best fit Aristotle’s description of a tragic hero?
- Discuss the uses of dramatic irony, situations in which a character does not fully understand the significance of a speech or action of which the audience is aware.
- Which two of the following characters are most alike: Brutus, Cassius, Caesar, Antony? Which are opposites? Compare and contrast these characters.
- What political truths can be learned from this play?
- Which would you consider the best ruler: Brutus, Caesar, or Antony? Explain your choice.
- Discuss the role of the supernatural in the play.
- Explain how each act of this play fits the general dramatic structure of the traditional five-act play.