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Julius Caesar

Question 10(2):

But here’s a parchment with the seal of Cesar;

I found it in his closet, ‘tis his will:

Let but the commons hear this testament—

Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read—

And they would go and kiss dead Cesar’s wounds

(a) Who speaks these words? Where is the speaker at this moment?

(b)What are the contents of Caesar’s will that he is referring to?

(c) Why does the speaker read Caesar’s will to the citizens?

(d) What is the reaction of the listeners to the reading of the will?

Answer:

(a) Mark Antony speaks these words. He is in the market place pulpit.

(b) The contents of Ceasar’s will were as follows:

To every Roman citizen he gaveā€¦

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