Read Act IV, sc.ii p 885-87 for Monday.
Focus: What is Brutus beginning to realize about Cassius?
Complete your character scale/chain assignment from Friday.
Read ACT IV, sc. i pages884-85.
Reading focus: Who are the leaders of the new triumvirate? What have they done that is surprising or shocking? What new traits of Antony are revealed?
Be prepared for class!
Read the plebians response to the funeral speeches (end of scene ii) as well as scene iii that includes Cinna.
Focus: What do the plebians plan to do? Who is Cinna? What happens to him and why?
Read ACT III, sc. 2 chunk–Brutus’ funeral speech and crowd’s reaction p. 870-72.
Focus: WHAt does Brutus say, HOW does he say it (rhetoric), and HOW does the crowd react?
Review bellwork/DLP skills practice
Visit the NO Fear Shakespeare site to review : nfs.sparknotes.com/juliuscaesar/
If you missed class on Wednesday and did NOT get a review:Caesar Quiz 2 Quiz Prep
READ ACT III, sc. i pages861-70 by Thursday.
Focus: Caesar’s death, development of Marc Antony, differences between a monologue and a soliloquy, and Shakespeare’s use of metaphors/allusions–for what purpose/idea? Be ready for class work on Thursday!
Finish pages 855-57, sc. iii and iv to wrap up ACT II.
Focus: What is the PURPOSE of each of these short scenes?
READ ACT II sc. ii pgs 851-54 to get the GIST of the scene between Caesar and his wife. Compare/contrast to the scene we discussed today between Brutus and Portia. What is similar? What modes of rhetoric are being used? Any allusions? Be ready to answer some questions tomorrow in class!