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Julius Caesar Test
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the instigator, recruits all the people involved in the assassination attempt. Is jealous of Caesar and wants what he has. He is the planner w a twisted worldview
leader of the conspirators, recruited by Cassius. He has noble intentions and is patriotic towards Rome. He makes the other conspirators more noble/ helps their reputation. Justifier for the people, reluctant leader
flattery, mocks Caesar to get him to the Senate (capital)
delivers fake letters to Brutus
gets Caesar angry by asking him to bring back his brother who was exiled by Caesar (Metullus already knows Caesar will say no) makes caesar look like the bad guy, distracts Caesar and gets them closer in range to him, making stabbing him easier
took Antony away, Antony made him look guilty by shaking his hand (covered in Caesars blood)
has a grudge against Caesar, weird that Brutus let him in because it was about honor for him and Ligarius had a problem with Caesar
Brutus does not let him into the conspiracy because he is not one to follow orders
Antony, Octavian, Lepidus
the ruling triumvirate after Caesar's death
Made the group appear more justified and seemed like the had noble intentions
Why was it important to have Brutus involved?
talked about how Caesar was only a man and no one deserved absolute power, made Caesar seem mortal
How was Cassius able to persuade/ manipulate Brutus into joining the conspiracy
Should not have let Antony live, shouldn't have let Antony speak at Caesar's funeral, should not have attacked, but defended
Brutus' bad decisions
Logos; it was successful until Antony spoke
What kind of rhetoric did Brutus use in his speech? Was it successful?
He thought that he would follow the guidelines set by brutus, he wanted to allow antony to pay his respects to Caesar in a proper way
why did brutus allow antony to speak at the forum?
he was not permitted to speak badly about the conspirators or to stir up the crowd
what conditions did Brutus put on Antony's speech?
he used ethos, logos, pathos, sarcasm, etc. it was successful in stirring up the crowd and making them angry towards the conspirators
what kinds of rhetoric did Antony use? were they successful?
Brutus' speech was logical and justified his actions in killing Caesar. Antony's speech made the crowd feel bad for Caesar, and he justified the fact that Caesar was actually not ambitious.
What did each speech appeal to?
Antony used Caesar's will to make him not look like a tyrant, but also to make the people see how much Caesar cared for them. He uses the will to turn the mob onto his side. Caesars will was issued money to his people.
How did Antony use Caesar's will? What was Caesars will?
Starts out that Antony is merely trying to redeem his friend, but we later see that he has his own ambitions.
Antony and the evolution of his character
Uses flattery, makes Caesar feel invincible and that nothing will happen to him at the senate
died fighting Caesar in a civil war
how did pompey die
killed by conspirators because they thought he would gain absolute power and that frightened them
how did Caesar die
puts burning coals in her mouth
how did portia die
killed by the mob because they think he is the conspirator china. really is an innocent bystander that is killed by the mob because they were in a frenzy.
how did cinna, the poet die
orders his servants to kill him because he thinks that Brutus has lost the battle, killed by the same dagger that killed Caesar
how did cassius die
believe that he has lost the battle and as a result makes one of his men hold his sword as he runs into it, sees the ghost of Caesar before he kills himself
how brutus dies
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brutus wants to be noble and moral, but he worries about caesar gaining too much power
discuss the theme of moral integrity vs political strength
brutus loves caesar, but he thinks he must kill him because it is his duty to Rome
discuss the theme of friendship vs duty
how Cassius is respected in the public eye but inside he isn't a good person, Antony seems like Caesars right hand man and a good guy, but he is actually very ambitious
discuss the theme of private morality vs public facade
Rhetoric in speaking is a very important theme in Julius Caesar. Antony is able to persuade an entire people group to completely sway their opinions into a hatred of the conspirators using simple rhetoric
discuss the importance of rhetoric in Julius Caesar
Caesar's wife had a dream warning him not to go to the Senate and the augurers told him not to because they saw it in the entrails of the cow, but he did anyway because of his arrogance and naivete
discuss the theme of fate vs free will
tragedy: a story in which a tragic hero, usually a character of noble birth, has a tragic flaw (fatal character flaw) that leads to his or her downfall. Caesar was "too ambitious" which led to the conspirators murdering him.
explain how Julius Caesar was classified as a tragedy
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