Julius Caesar Opportunities
1. Character Connections: On your assigned day, bring in a video clip or song that connects to your
character’s ideas, motivation, or, actions. Please cite a quote from the text to back up one of your ideas.
Full presentation no more than 3 minutes! See the schedule in class or online for your day to
present. Your name is on the day you present your music or movie clip. The initials are which character
you trace throughout the book. JC=Julius Caesar B=Brutus MA=Marc Antony C=Cassius
2. Memorization: Worth 25 points. Pick one set of lines to present to me during PP or another point
during the day (more than 25 is bonus). You MUST be prepared so start working NOW! Be prepared to
explain what the lines mean and how they are important to what happens in the play.
I, ii 135-151 25 points
II, i 10-28 (until period) 28 points MEMORIZATION MUST BE PRESENTED
II, i 162 –183 30 points TO ME BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND-the
III, i 148-163 25 points sooner the better!
III, i 164-176 22 points
III, i 254-275 30 points
III, ii 12-34 40 points Be Your Character-
Bring your Bedsheets
III, ii 74-108 40 points
III, ii 170-198 45 points for Toga Day-April 25th
Summarize & explain the significance of each scene.
Act I, Scene i-Flavius & Marullus yell at commoners for celebrating Caesar’s return when he was the
one who killed beloved Pompey. Significance: Establishes the scene-Caesar coming back into town. Is he
sort of declaring himself ruler with the party?
Act II Scene i-
Act III Scene i-
Logos: Appeals to facts, logic
Advertising Ex: Three out of four doctors approve of…
Julius Caesar Ex: I was born free as Caesar; so were you; we both fed as well…and this man is
now become a god” (I, ii lines 97-116).
Pathos: Appeals to emotion, passionate
Advertising Ex: The best tasting, fun-filled, beautiful….
Julius Caesar Ex: “Our course will seem too bloody” (II, I, 162).
Ethos: Appeals made on the basis of speaker’s credentials/character, ethics of speaker:
Advertising Example: Nike uses famous athletes to market their sports equipment
Julius Caesar Ex: [Brutus is known to be a reputable man] “Romans, countrymen, and loves, hear
me for my cause” (II, ii lines 13-14).
Julius Caesar Gone Crazy! PICK ONE OF THE THREE OPTIONS!
Essential Auditory/Analytical Visual/Global Tactile-Kinesthetic
Questions of JC
What makes an Note if JC and/or Brutus Design a campaign In your commentary, note
effective leader? are effective leaders -- brochure for the best where Brutus and Cassius
which would lead to the leader of Rome (Brutus, are acting as an effective
innocence/guilt of Mark Antony, Cassius leader.
Brutus. or J.C.).
How can people use Use at least 2 types of Include examples of both Create a “sports
persuasive and persuasive techniques logos and pathos and at commentary” podcast on
literary techniques and 5 literary techniques least 4 lit tech. 1. Cassius’ words and
to influence others? in your speech actions to convince Brutus
to join the conspiracy* OR
2. Brutus convincing
conspirators to not swear
an oath or kill Antony*
*noting the persuasive and
literary techniques he
How do one’s Prove to your peers Highlight the At the end, do a “wrap up”
choices affect both that Brutus is either significance of the explaining how Cassius
themselves and innocent or guilty in choices your character affected Brutus’s decision
others? killing Julius has made (versus the (or Brutus affected the
Caesar through a other guys) and how such conspirators’) and then the
closing argument choices will help Rome further outcomes because of
speech. in the future the conspiracy
DUE THURSDAY, MAY 3RD
Grading According to:
Answer all three essential questions thoroughly
Shows understanding of literary & persuasive techniques
Demonstrates understanding and analysis of the play’s characters and plot
Shows thoughtful examination of ideas and thorough study of topic
Uses multiple quotations from the text to support your topic
Use at least 7 NEW vocabulary words (unit 7 onward) in your project