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Julius Caesar Summative 3/9/2021
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How do Roman commoners versus Roman officials/noblemen feel about Caesar?
Roman commoners love caesar while roman officials/noblemen hate caesar
How is Caesar's entrance similar to Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday?
Like Jesus, Caesar is welcomed lovingly by the masses but will soon be betrayed and put to death
Based on what happens in scene two (act one), what THEME does Shakespeare imply about politicians and public figures?
Politicians and public figures are mortals like the rest of us and have mental and physical flaws, too
Caesar is indirectly characterized as being wise and well lived in all of the following ways EXCEPT which?
Caesar dismisses a soothsayer who tells him to beware the Ides of March
Caesar is indirectly characterized as being an arrogant tyrant in all of the following ways EXCEPT which?
Caesar says that men who don't listen to music, plays, and culture should be feared
What are Caesar's ailments (eg his seizure) a METAPHOR for?
The sickness and disharmony in Rome
How does Shakespeare indirectly characterize Caesar most of all?
Through others' reactions to Caesar
How does the first SOLILOQUY of the play end at the end of scene two (act one) indirectly characterize Cassius?
Cassius' soliloquy indirectly characterizes him as being a Machiavellian; hell do whatever is necessary to accomplish what he desires
How does the setting in scene three (act one) underscore the MOOD?
The dark, scary, and violent storm underscores a dark, foreboding mood for readers and characters
In act two, Shakespeare draws parallels between Brutus and Caesar in all of the following ways except which?
Both Brutus and Caesar are scheming to commit an evil or immoral act
The setting in act II, scene I is a metaphor for all of the following except which?
The storm is a metaphor for the love wives have for their husbands
Why does Portia cut her thigh? What does she attempt to prove or show her husband, Brutus?
Portia cuts her thigh to show how mentally strong she is and loyal to her husband
All of the following omens are ones Calpurnia has heard that occurred that night in Rome except which?
Caesar will be stabbed in the back
What does Caesar talk in the third person point of view? How does his speech indirectly characterize him?
How does Decius reinterpret calpurnia's dream of a statue of Caesar bleeding with romans washing in it?
Decius flatters Caesar by saying that Caesar will provide sustaining life
What does Trebonius imply in his ASIDE when he says, "And so near will I be / That your best friends shall wish that I had been further" (II.2.125-126)?
Trebonius imply a that hell be close enough to kill and strike Caesar
How does Brutus see Caesar and Antony respectively through the metaphor of the human body
Caesar = head; Antony = limb
Why does Brutus seek to make their planned act of murder something religious or noble?
Brutus wants the murder to seem religious to relive his guilt and have the public condone it
All of the following events or situations in Act II are ironic except which?
Caesar is arrogant and pompous in public, but in private, he's humble, logical, and down-to-earth
How is Caesar "constant as the northern star" (III.1.60)? Analyze his use of this simile.
He is fixed; he won't be moved
If the act of killing Caesar is for the benefit of Rome and the general people, what can the blood that the conspirators cover in their hands best symbolize?
Their purging or sacrifice for Rome
If the act of killing Caesar is immoral and unethical, what can the blood that the conspirators cover in their hands best symbolize?
Calpurnia's dream is realized and occurs in all of the following ways except which?
Caesar is betrayed by those closest to him
What does Antony's choice to send his messenger to Brutus and Cassius after Caesar's death foreshadow?
Antony's ability to manipulate others
When are Antony's true intentions of seeking revenge in behalf of Caesar revealed to the audience?
In his soliloquy at the end of scene one (act three)
Brutus uses all of the following tools in his monologue to justify Caesar's death to the public except which?
Brutus speaks with passion and emotion
What does Shakespeare imply as a theme about mob rule or a mob mentality in act three?
Mobs can be easily swayed and can get out of control if given power
Why is Cinna the poet killed in scene three (act three)?
Cinna is killed because the bloodthirsty crowd believes he is Cinna the conspirator
What does act III frame as the new primary external conflict of the play?
Antony vs. the conspirators
How does power begin to corrupt Antony?
He decides who should live or die, and he attempts to find a way to cut money from Caesar's will
Antony says that Lepidus is like a jackass in all of the following ways except which?
Antony says that Lepidus is unintelligent and embarrasses himself and all Romans in public
What scene does Act 4, Scene 1 parallel earlier in the play?
Act 2, Scene 1 when the conspirators decide who should live or die
What is IRONIC about the events that transpire in Act 4?
Antony, Octavius, Lepidus, and the conspirators kill more and are more tyranical than Caesar
What is the setting of the play in Act 4, Scene 2?
Brutus' and Cassius' external conflict with one another is best represented in what values that they represent?
Idealism (Brutus) vs. practicality (Cassius)
What does Shakespeare imply as a theme when Cassius believes Brutus has wronged him? What do the men do, and what should people do?
If people are upset with one another, they should discuss and resolve their differences
What does Cassius understand about war that Brutus does not?
Cassius understands that less than noble acts must be committed to fund a war sometimes
What advice or theme does the poet offer Brutus and Cassius?
Love and be friends
What does the evil spirit that visits Brutus foreshadow?
The evil spirit foreshadows that Brutus will die at Philippi
What birds does Brutus see that he believes foreshadows and are omens for their impending failure?
What does Octavius' initial refusal to fight in Antony's left side foreshadow?
Octavius' desire for and rise to power
Shakespeare suggests the chaos of an epic battle in Act 5 in which of the following ways?
Quick scene changes
Brutus' inefficiency or failure as a military leader and strategist is evident in which of the following?
Brutus' men celebrate their secession too soon and don't assist Cassius' army
How can Act 5, Scene 1 be considered the climax of the play?
Antony, Octavius, Brutus, and Cassius all verbally spar and confront one another
What theme is implied in Act 5 when Cassius misunderstands what happens to Titinius?
One should not despair too soon; while there's life there's hope
What justice is there in Cassius' death?
Caesar is avenged by the same sword that killed Caesar (Cassius')
How does Titinius use the metaphor of a day to describe Cassius' death?
Titinius uses the metaphor of the red from a day's sunset for Cassius' death
Why does Cassius commit suicide? What do he and Titinius commit suicide for?
Depression and despair
Antony and Octavius do all of the following to bring peace to Rome except which?
Antony and Octavius execute all of Brutus' and Cassius' followers
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