Tuesday, 10 February 2015


A)   Read the passages carefully and answer the questions

1)    “If thou dost bend and pray and fawn for him,
I spurn thee like a cur out of my way”

a)     Who is the speaker?
b)    Who is the listener?
c)     What do you understand by ‘spurn’ and ‘cur’?

2)    “But I am constant as the northern star”

i)                   Who is the speaker?
ii)                Why did the speaker compare himself with northern stars?
iii)              What  happens next?

3)    “Et, tu Brute!”

i)                   Who is the speaker?
ii)                Why are these spoken?
iii)              What is the importance of these words in the play (short)?

4)    “Live a thousand years,
I shall not find myself so apt to die:
No place will please me so, no mean of death,
As here by Caesar, and by you cut off.”

i)                   Which time of dying is meant here?
ii)                Which place of death does the speaker mean?
iii)              Which mean of death, is meant here?

5)    “My credit now stands on such slippery ground
That one of two bad ways you must conceit me,
Either a coward or a flatterer”

i)                   How is the speaker a coward?
ii)                How is the speaker a flatterer?
iii)              Why does the speaker join the enemies (short)

6)    “Our reasons are so full of good regard
That were you Antony, the son of Caesar,
You should be satisfied.”

i)                   Explain the lines?
ii)                Who is the speaker?
iii)              What reasons’ does the speaker talk about?

B)    Answer the following questions in about 30 – 40 words each.

1)    Describe the character of mark Antony in respect of Act III- Scene – I .
2)    Tell us in brief what happened before the death of Caesar in the senate house.
3)    How does Antony react after the death of Caesar?
4)    How does Antony reflect his joining the enemies?
5)    What were the conditions given to Antony for funeral speech?

6)    Acquaint us with the ‘curse of Antony. 

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