Learning Target: Students will finish their posters and begin working on their Julius Caesar study guide.
Today we’re going to spend the first half of class working on your posters from yesterday. Remember, extra credit to the group that produces the best poster!! Afterwards, I’ll give you guys some time to work on your….
Julius Caesar Study Guide!! Play Content questions:
- What were the working people doing when the play started?
- How did Flavius and Marullus feel about this?
- In scene 2, who did Caesar go to watch the race with?
- Which conspirator starts forming a plan while the race is going on?
- Whom does this conspirator need to convince?
- Why is it important to have this person’s help?
- What is the weather like that evening?
- What kind of events are happening?
- Why does Casca speak in prose, rather than verse?
- What is different about Brutus from the other conspirators?
- The act begins with the conspirators meeting at Brutus’s house. How do they feel about Brutus’s role in the conspiracy?
- The conspirators suggest getting someone else in on the plan. Who? Hint: This person is old.
- What is Decius Brutus going on about when he says that men are swayed by flattery (Shakespeare II.i.203-206)?
- Why is Portia so upset?
- What does Calpurnia mean when she says, “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; / The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” (Shakespeare II.ii.30-31)?
- Caesar replies “Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once” (Shakespeare II.ii.32-33). What does the word valiant mean here?
- What are Calpurnia and Caesar talking about when this conversation happens?
- Who enters the scene afterwards, and what does he ask Caesar to do?
- What is Artemidorus doing?
- What is the Soothsayer trying to do?
- Why were the senators asking favors of Caesar during act III scene i?
- What were Caesar’s dying words?
- When Marc Antony found Caesar dead, what did he think the senators would do to him?
- What did Marc Antony ask to do after Caesar’s death?
- Brutus agreed, but on what condition?
- Did Cassius like this?
- After Brutus finished his speech, how did the people feel?
- After Antony finished his speech, what else did he read to the people?
- Which side were the people on after they left Antony?
- Why did the angry mob kill an innocent poet?
- Which of the classical unities does Shakespeare violate in act IV?
- Where do scenes ii and iii take place?
- Who’s leading each side of the civil war?
- Who or what appears to Brutus that night?
- What does it say?
- What was the term for the meeting the opposing generals had before the battle started?
- What did Cassius mistakenly see that made him decide to kill himself?
- How did Brutus die?
- Who was left alive at the end of the battle?
- Which of these people went on to become the next emperor of Rome?
Write parenthetical citations for the following quotations:
- Act 1 scene 2 line 280, said by Cassius: “Nay, an I tell you that, I’ll ne’er look you I’ th’ face”
- Act 3 scene 2 line 75, from Antony: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”
- Act 2 scene 1 line 255 and 256, by Portia: “255: I should not know you Brutus. Dear my lord 256: Make me acquainted”
- Act 5 scene 1 line 1 “Now, Antony, our hopes are answered”
- Act 4 scene 3 line 155 “and (her attendants absent) swallowed fire” said by Brutus about Portia.