Julius Caesar Act 3 Study Guide Questions

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

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