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Verifica sul "Giulio Cesare" di Shakespeare

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1

In Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, who can be considered as the main driver of the action, whose death resolves all the events?

Julius Cesar

Antony

Brutus

Cassius

2

What is the main reason which leads Brutus to take part in the conspiracy?

His desire to kill Caesar in order to gain power and to become the new leader of Rome.

His love for Rome and for its ancient republican values, which have been stamped out by Caesar.

His personal hatred for Caesar, after the civil war, in which he served in the Pompeian army.

His love for Julia, Caesar’s daughter, whom Caesar refused to give to Brutus as a bride.

3

Shakespeare wrote "Julius Caesar" not just as a historical play, in which the past is represented, but also as a portrait of what really lies beneath politics and government

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4

What does Antony want to emphasise at the beginning of his speech?

The patriotic elements of his speech.

The emotional elements of his speech.

5

In which way does Antony manage to make Brutus’ claim “Caesar was ambitious” absurd and wrong?

By reiterating the concept that “Caesar was ambitious and Brutus is an honourable man” and at the same time showing Caesar’s qualities.

By attacking Brutus and accusing him of being a liar.

By revealing Brutus’ real ambition.

Actually Antony agrees with Brutus’ claim.

6

In “Julius Caesar” Brutus embodies all the typical characteristics of the antihero: he’s selfish, ambitious and corrupted by his thirst for power. Is this true?

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7

Is it true that Shakespeare tried to compress the historical events of “Julius Caesar” into a shorter time period, and not to represent the action as it actually happened over the course of three years?

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Alessandro Cane

Studente universitario

Laurea in Lettere - Università Cattolica di Milano

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