form of drama that shows the downfall of a dignified, superior character who participates in events of great significance
adventure tell that features extravagent characters, exotic places, heroic events, passionate love, and supernatural forces
speech given by 1 character alone on stage, used to reveal his/her private thoughts/feelings; audience understands character's motivation
character's remark, either to audience/to another character, that no one is supposed to hear; audience knows character's secrets
results when audience knows more than 1 or more of the character's; helps build suspense
high social rank (king, prince, general), has tragic flaw; suffers ruin or death; faces downfall with courage and dignity (Brutus)
repetition of grammatical structures to express ideas that are related or of equal importance
use of questions that require no answer to make speaker's rightness seem self-evident
Oedipus Rex is a model of great tragedy because it explores the depths of human suffering and because it is what?
Flavius and Marullus show their disapproval of Caesar's power when they ________.
remove decorations from statues
Caesar orders Antony to touch Calpurnia during the race so that ______.
Calpurnia will concieve a child
The sidenotes for lines 66-78 of Scene 2 Act 1 explain that Cassius is trying to _______.
prove that he is a good friend to Brutus
The synopsys at the beginning of Scene 1 Act 1 helps introduce you to the drama by _____.
explaining how Caesar gained great power
Reread Scene 3 Act 1 lines 157-160. The conspiratores want Brutus to join them because Brutus ________.
is known as an honorable man
Caesar's treatment of the Soothsayer may indicate that Caesar's tragic flaw _________.
ignoring warnings from other people
What thought does Brutus reveal in his soliloquy in Scene 1 Act 2, lines 10-34?
Caesar must be killed
Meteluus wants Cicero be part of the conspiracy because Cicero ________.
is older and has the people's respect
Brutus and Trebonius do not fear revenge from Antony because Antony ______.
cares more about having fun
The sidenotes for lines 5-6 Scene 2 Act 2 explains that Caesar sends his servant to the priests to ____.
find out what will happen in the future
Decius' arguements to persuade Caesar to leave his house appeal to which of Caesar's tragic flaws?
his weakness for flattery
Reread Scene 4 Act 2 lines 28-30. What does the Soothsayer mean?
He has news for Caesar if Caesar is wise enough to listen.
Why does Caesar ignore Artemidorus' letter?
Caesar says that he will deal last with anything having to do with himself.
The asides in lines 232-243 Scene 2 Act 3 convey that Brutus' motive for letting Antony speak is a ____.
belief that Antony's speech will help the conspracy more than harm it
Reread Scene 1 Act 3 lines 259-269. Antony's soliloquy reveals his belief that the conspirators ______.
will cause widespread and terrible war and pain
What does Antony want Octavius' servant to do before returning to his master?
observe what happens at Caesar's funeral so that he can report to Octavius
What arguement does Brutus offer during his speech at Caesar's funeral?
Caesar had to die because all Romans would have become slaves under him
The crowd doubts Brutus' claim that Caesar was ambitious because Casear ______.
refused to take the crown
Antony draws attention to Caesar's wounds during his funeral speech to cause the crowd to _____.
feel anger toward the conspirators
Reread Scene 2 Act 3 lines 256-257. This short soliloquy shows that Antony's motive during his funeral speech was to ______.
inflame the crowd to attack the conspirators
When you read the synopsis of Scene 3 Act 3, you learn that ______.
the people of Rome are out of control with rage
The sidenote for line 148 from Scene 3 Act 4 helps you understand that _______.
the news of Portia's death hurts Cassius