Julius Caesar Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Why is the cobbler not working at the beginning of the play?

The cobbler is not working at the beginning of the play because he has given himself a holiday to celebrate Caesar's victory.

2. What has Caesar deemed worth of a celebration at the beginning of the play?

Caesar holds a celebration in Act 1, Scene 1 in honor of his victory over Pompey in Greece.

3. According to Marullus, who did the people used to honor before Caesar won their hearts?

Marullus reminds the people that they once used to honor Pompey in the same way they are now honoring Caesar.

4. What do Flavius and Marullus plan to do as they journey to the Capitol at the beginning of the play?

Flavius and Marullus plan to break up groups of celebrators and remind them of where their loyalties should lie as they head to the Capitol.

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