Julius Caesar Act 3 Study Guide Questions

What did Antony say to the people at the funeral in his now famous “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” speech?
He’s caused the citizens to want revenge on the conspirators.
Why did Brutus and Cassius flee Rome?
Their lives were in danger.
What is the point of Act 3 Scene 3?
To show how violent the citizens are.
What is ironic about the timing of Caesar’s murder (in relation to the preceding events)?
Caesar compared himself to the North Star (unmoving, always constant) just before he is killed.
In the moments following Caesar’s death, what do the conspirators proclaim to justify their deed?
“Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!”
Antony’s servant brings a message to Brutus. What does it say?
He wants to know why Caesar was murdered.
Antony wants to speak at Caesar’s funeral. What reaction does Brutus have? Cassius?
Brutus is okay with it but Cassius doesn’t want him to in fear of it being too dangerous.
Under what conditions will Antony speak at the funeral?
May not blame them, admit they gave him permission, and speak after Brutus.
What did Brutus say to the people at the funeral?
He did it for Rome/the good of the people.

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