. Answer the passage given below

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,

That I am meek and gentle with these butchers',

Thou art the ruins of the noblest man,

That ever lived in the tide of times

a. Who is speaking these lines and when

b. Whom does the word 'butchers' refer to? Why are they called so

c. What does the speaker foretell just after these lines


Best Answer

Ans: a. Antony speaks these lines when he finds Caesar murdered by the conspirators in the senate house

b. The word 'butchers' refers to the conspirators i.e. Brutus, Cassius, Cimber, Casca etc. They are called so because they have deceived and killed Caesar

c.  The speaker (Antony) foretells that there will be blood and destruction everywhere in Rome. He fears a civil strife and that Caesar's ghost might take revenge from the conspirators

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