English Julius Caesar Act III
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Does Caesar read Artemidorus' letter?
No - he ignores him and tells him he will have to wait
What initially worrie Cassius that there plans have been found out?
Popillius says to Cassius that he hopes his enterprises thrive Brutus calms Cassius down
What is Trebonius job in the conspiracy?
To distract Mark Antony
Who brings forth a request of Caesar on the senate floor?>
Metellus - he wants his brother to be allowed to come back to Rome
Who were all the people who knealed before Caesar when Metellus was asking for his brother to be returned
Metellus, Brutus, Cinna, Casca, Decius, and Liagrius
What does Caesar compare himself too?
North Star - center of universe - constant will not move
Who stabs Caesar first?
Who stabs Caesar last?>
What were Caesar famous last words?
et tu Brute
What did Brutus ask the conspirators to do after they killed?
Wash their hand up to their elbows in Caesar walk thru the street proclaiming freedom.
Who comes to talk to the conspirators?
Mark Antony's servant
Is Mark Antony afraid of Brutus?
He has his servant say he is not afraid of Brutus and yet he did not come himself
What does Mark Antony do after the Servant leaves Brutus?
He come to see the conspirators
What does brutus tell Mark Antony?
That he will explain why he killed Caesar after the multitudes are appeased
Mark Antony makes peace with the conspirators and then he mourns Caesar What does he compare the conspirators to>?
Dogs of the Hunters - Caesar the Stag
What does Mark Antony want from the conspirators?
The body and the right to talk at the funeral
Does Cassius want Mark Antony to speak at the funeral?
No - he is suspicious. but Brutus allows it but will speak first to explain why they killed Caesar
What does Mark Antony agree to say at the funeral>
No bad things about the conspirators
In Mark Antony's sililoquy what does he prophecy about?
That there will be civil war and that it will be very costly to all the citizens of Rome
Who is Octavius?
Caesar's adopted son - nephew
What does Antony warn Octavius about?
Caesars death and that it would be unwise to come into Rome until things are better.
At Caesars funeral what does Brutus say is his reason for killing Caesar?
Caesar's amibition. He states he loved Caesar less and loved Rome more. He did not want Rome enslaved to Caesar - He pledged that if he ever becomes a tyrant he would want someone to kill him.
What is the mindset of the Plebians?
Fickle - change there minds easily
Do the plebians after Brutus' speech support him?
yes - they think he did the right thing
What does Mark Antony's speech at the funeral do>?
He basically refutes what Brutus says and over and over again calls Brutus honorable to where it begins to not have meaning any more.
What three examples does Brutus' speech give about the good things Caesar did?
many captive brought to fill the coffers
Caesar wept with the poor
Thrice he refused the crown
What do the Plebians think after the initial speech of Mark Antony>
That maybe he was right and Brutus was wrong. who would refuse the crown if he were a tyrant
What does Mark Antony say he finds but refuses to read?
The will of Caesar
Does he really not want to read it ?
No he does but he is using reverse psychology to peak the crowds interest
Does he read the will?
yes - he circles everyone around Caesar coffin and reads the will he uncovers the body so all can see the wounds the plebians are stirred to mutiny against brutus
When he reads the will what does it say?
each man of Rome to get a sum of money, his property to be used as parks - the plebians become more enraged
After he reads the will what do the Plebian do?
they vow to kill the conspirators. They are ready to kill after they see the body but once they hear the will they go crazy.
What happens to Cinna the Poet
He is killed b/c the plebians think he is Cinna the Conspirator and they kill him even though he tells them he is Cinna the Poet.