Julius Caesar's Antony Speech Analysis


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Of what fault is Caesar accused in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

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1. What does Antony say about Brutus in his speech in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

2. How does Antony use irony in his famous speech in Julius Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The skilled rhetoric used in Mark Antony's speech from Julius Caesar is masterful, and the quiz and worksheet are written to work in tandem as you analyze your knowledge about the speech. The questions in the quiz ask about figures of speech and the different speech meanings found within the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, items found in Mark Antony's speech on which you will be tested include:

  • The use of irony
  • Character flaw which Caesar is accused of possessing
  • Antony's comment about Brutus

Skills Practiced

Utilize the quiz and worksheet materials to assess your ability to effectively implement these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the analysis of Julius Caesar's Antony speech from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your analysis of Julius Caesar to understand what Antony says about the fickleness of the people toward Caesar
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Caesar's ambition in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of irony in Antony's Julius Caesar speech

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson entitled Julius Caesar's Antony Speech Analysis. These objectives are found within the lesson:

  • Understand the relationship of the main characters in Julius Caesar
  • Identify an actor who has portrayed Antony on screen
  • Describe why Antony must grab the attention of the crowd quickly
  • Know the different ways that actors could choose to deliver the final lines of the Antony speech in Julius Caesar