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10 English Study Guide 2012
Know:
  1. rhetorical devices and how they are used (nonfiction)
  2. What a foil is, tragic hero, tragic character flaw, iambic pentameter, soliloquy, monologue, aside, etc.
A foil is a character who provides a strong contrast to another character.
  3. What Brutus’ character flaw is.   How is this evident in the play?
  4. Cato and young Cato…what happened to them
  5. Why is it so important to remove Caesar from his position?
  6. When did Casca have an opportunity to kill Caesar early in the play, but said he was not ‘a man of any occupation”
  7. The character of Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Octavius, Caesar
  8. Be able to explain the serpent’s egg metaphor in Act II
  9. In what way do we see Brutus struggle with his decision to kill Caesar
  10. Why does Cassius misread the bad weather
  11. Who was the first to stab Caesar
  12. Brutus’ servant at home/ what servant “killed” Brutus
  13. What was ominous about the stormy night Casca was frightened on his way to talk with Cassius(I,iii)
  14. What Cassius asks Cinna to do to finally convince Brutus to conspire
  15. The reaction of the crowd when Caesar fell to the ground after refusing the crown.
  16. Why Caesar fears Cassius…what does he do that Caesar does not like?
  17. What is the Feast of Lupercal.   Caesars’s remark about Calphurnia related to this feast/festival.
  18. Who offered Caesar the crown…how many times?  
  19. What happened to Caesar that the entire audience saw, but Caesar was able to explain away.

  20. Settings of the play
The setting of the play is 2 tribunes, Flavius and Murellus find Roman citizens wandering the streets, neglecting their work in order to watch Julius Caesar’s triumphal parade. The trubunes criticized the Roman citizens for abandoning their duties and removed the decoration from Caesar’s statues. Caesar enters with other political figures Cassius, Brutus and Antony.  

  21. Why Cassius seem to...

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