Ambition Quotes in Julius Caesar: Meaning & Analysis


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In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, why does everyone have a problem with ambition?

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1. In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which of the following is a part of Cassius' scheme to convince Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar?

2. In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, what does Brutus think about ambition and its effect on people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Was Caesar ambitious, or wasn't he? That is the question Shakespeare addresses in the play after Caesar is killed. It's also the question addressed on this worksheet and quiz combination. The quiz will test you on some of the characters' most significant quotations concerning this quality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • Why some of the characters view ambition as a fault
  • Which stratagem is part of Cassius's plot
  • What Brutus's opinion of ambition is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Julius Caesar to describe the incident that Mark Antony uses to show that Caesar was not an ambitious man
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Brutus's speech to the people after Caesar is assassinated
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Cassius does to draw Brutus into the conspiracy against Caesar

Additional Learning

For additional study, examine the lesson titled, Ambition Quotes in Julius Caesar Meaning & Analysis. The lesson will help you to meet these objectives:

  • Explain this stage direction: Confusion. Exeunt some plebeians and senators.
  • Tell what plebeians are
  • Discuss Antony's description of Brutus as honorable