Julius Caesar Act Three

What reason does Caesar give for not reading Artemidorus’s letter? Caesar reasons that that letter is the least of his concern.
What Roles do Trebonius, Metellus Climber, and Casca play in the conspiracy? Trebonius is to distract Antony.Metellus Climber is to beg for life of his banished brother.Casca is to stab Caesar.
What is Caesar’s opinion of himself? Caesar thinks 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 in the play? “Et tu, Brute?” means “And you too, Brute?”. These words relate to friendship by seeing how he, Caesar, has been betrayed Brutus.
What does Brutus tell the conspirators to do after killing Caesar? Brutus tells the conspirators to wash themselves in Caesar’s blood.
What promise does Brutus tell the servants to relay to Antony? Brutus tells the servant to let Antony know they do not plan to kill him.
What does Antony say about the possibility of being killed 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 hi is in no danger, what favors does Antony ask of the conspirators? He asks to speak at Caesars funeral.
What does Cassius think about granting Antony this favor? Cassius doesn’t 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 be allowed to speak first.
Summarize Antony’s main points in his speech to Caesar’s body. He vows to avenge Caesar’s death and tell the citizens how Brutus is a traitor.
Who is coming to Rome to meet with Antony? Caesar’s nephew, Octavius Caesar, will be coming.
According to Brutus’s speech to commoners, what reason does he give for Caesar’s death? Brutus loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Caesar would have made them all slaves.
What is the mood of the crowd as Brutus finishes his speech? They agree with Brutus and believe he did what was right.
What does Brutus offer at the end of his speech? He offers his dagger so they can kill him if they disagree with his killing of Caesar.
List three points of Antony’s speech that work to persuade the crowd to turn on the conspirators. Caesar was no ambitious; he brings up Caesar’s will; keeps calling the conspirators “honorable” but makes sure his tone and evidence suggests otherwise.
What reason does Antony give for why he cannot read Caesar’s will? The crowd will go crazy when they hear how much Caesar loved them. They will want to kill the conspirators.
What has Caesar bequeathed the Romans in his will? He gave them money and land.
What happens to Cinna the Poet? And why? The angry mob killed him because they thought Cinna was part of the Conspirators. They killed him anyway out of anger.

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