Julius Caesar Act V Study Guide



PART I  Explain who each of the following characters is according to their appearance in Act V.


Octavius          Messala

Pindarus          Cato

Antony            Strato

Titinius            Lucilius

Brutus             Clitus




PART II  Indicate who expressed each of the following quotes from Act V and indicate the apparent significance of each quote.


                        Caesar, thou art revenged

Even with the sword that kill thee.


                        Caesar, now be still.

I killed not thee with half so good a will.


This was the noblest Roman of them all…

His life was gentle and the elements

So mixed in him that nature might stand up

And say to all the world “This was a man.”



PART III Answer the remaining questions according to the play.


What disagreement does Antony and Octavius have at the beginning of Act V?


Why do the opposing generals meet prior to the battle?


Who dies on his birthday?


Why does Cassius die?


Why does Brutus kill himself?


PART IV  Locate three prominent examples of metaphorical expression throughout the play and indicate the effect that each expression has on the scene.