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Act 3

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Act 3, page 1

Act 3, page 2

Act 3, page 3


1) What is this act mainly about?

2) What does Cassius say he will do if Caesar discovers the plot?

3) When responding to Metellus Cimber's request, what does Caesar compare himself to?

4) Led by Brutus, what do the conspirators do with their swords?

5) When Brutus speaks to Mark Antony, what does he say Antony can't see?

6) What does Brutus allow Mark Antony to do?

7) Who called Octavius to Rome?

8) In justifying his actions, what does Brutus say he loved more than Caesar?

9) How does Mark Antony repeatedly describe Brutus in his speech?

10) Which article(s) of Caesar's clothing does Mark Antony glorify?

11) What did Caesar leave to each Roman citizen in his will?

12) What does Cinna the poet remember dreaming about?

13) What does Julius Caesar mean in this quote?

"Be not fond,
To think that Caesar bears such rebel blood
That will be thaw'd from the true quality
With that which melteth fools"

14) What does Mark Antony mean in this quote?

"Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war"

15) What does Brutus mean in this quote?

"The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death."Act , Scene , Line

16) What does Mark Antony mean in this quote?

"O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
The dint of pity: these are gracious drops."Act , Scene , Line

17) What does the second citizen mean in this quote?

"That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry:
you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear."Act , Scene , Line

18) Look where Cassius asks Brutus, "Know you how much the people may be moved / By that which he will utter?" What does "utter" mean in this context?

19) Look where Brutus asks the crowd, "let me depart alone / And, for my sake, stay here with Antony."

What does "sake" mean in this context?

20) Look where the fourth citizen instructs the others to "pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn him going."

What does "pluck" mean in this context?

21) Were there any words that weren't clear to you?