English 10: Julius Caesar, Act I continued.

We first tried to remind ourselves of what has happened in the beginning of Act I before moving forward today. After we finished Act I, scene 2, we delved into Cassius’ soliloquy in scene 2 to try to make sense of his plan and ploy to use Brutus to accomplish his ends. We used this handout to do so. Then, on the back of the worksheet, you were to, using the following topic sentence, complete a 10-sentence paragraph of analysis using the soliloquy for embedded/glancing quotes:

“In Act I, scene ii, Cassius reveals to readers his strategic planning and manipulative ways to get Brutus on his side and into the conspiracy and thus Caesar out of power. In his soliloquy…”

You get the idea. You must prove, using lines from his soliloquy, how Cassius, through this speech, is perhaps a clear cut villain in his sly/cunning, or Machiavellian, ways.

We then worked to get through scene 3/the end of Act I. Third hour got to Cassius’ line to Casca, “there’s a bargain made” after they clasp hands in 2.3. Sixth hour got to Cicero’s line in scene 3 when he responds to Casca saying, “Indeed, it is a strange-disposed time.”

The lit term presentations and SSR will be moved to Friday.

Here’s the text attached with a side by side translation.

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About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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