Example of Soliloquy in Julius Caesar: Meaning & Analysis


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What is a soliloquy?

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1. Which of the following best describe the purpose of a soliloquy?

2. Which of the following quotes best displays Antony's true feelings about the death of Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many of Shakespeare's most famous characters spend a lot of their time speaking in soliloquies, and Marc Antony does this magnificently in Julius Caesar. The questions you will answer on this quiz/worksheet combo test you on what a soliloquy is and how Shakespeare uses it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your knowledge of:

  • Why Shakespeare has his characters speak in soliloquy
  • Which in a list of given quotations reveals Antony's true feelings about Caesar's murder
  • Who the 'butchers' are that Antony speaks of

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Shakespeare to explain what a soliloquy is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information concerning Antony's feelings about how Caesar's assassination will impact Rome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of a soliloquy

Additional Learning

For additional practice and study, you might like to examine the lesson titled, Example of Soliloquy in Julius Caesar: Meaning & Analysis. When you've completed the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the quotation from Cassius that begins with: But what compact mean you to have with us?
  • Describe Antony's opinion of Julius Caesar
  • Express his feelings when Caesar is murdered