The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act III Digital Lesson

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RL 1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of
what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL 2 Determine the theme or central idea of a text.
RL 3 Analyze how complex characters with conflicting motivations develop,
interact with others, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
RL 4 Determine the figurative and connotative meanings of words and
phrases as they are used in a text.
RL 5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text
and order events within it create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
RL 9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a
specific work.
RL 10 Read and comprehend dramas.
RI 7 Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums.
SL 3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence
and rhetoric.
L 1b Use various types of clauses to convey specific meanings and add
variety and interest to writing.
I. Vocabulary
 Vouchsafe: allow
 Conspiracy: a plot against another person
 Foe: enemy
II. Literary Elements
 Climax: the turning point of a literary work
Climax of the play: is the death of Julius Caesar
by the conspirators, especially Brutus!
 Allusion: a reference in one literary work that
refers to another literary work
Example: (We’ll fill this in when we read)
 Imagery: The use of vivid or figurative language
 Verbal Irony: What is said, is the opposite of
what is meant
Example: (We’ll fill this in when we read)
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Puissant: mighty and powerful
Firmament: heavens (the sky)
Abridged: shortened
Grievous: upset
Arbor: garden
Extenuated: to lessen
Bondman: slave
Prostrate: lie face down
Enfranchise: liberate or free
Unassailable: invincible
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In a play events are often linked
together by cause and effect. These
causes and effects move the plot
forward. Events can have more than
one cause and more than one effect.
The following graphic lists the events in
Act III of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Fill
in these following causes and effects as
we read together in class.
Foreshadowing: At the end of Act III, Brutus
says, “I have the same dagger for myself
when it shall pleas my country to need my
death.”
 Shakespeare’s Words: It is possible if
Shakespeare did not use the words that he
did, they may have not survived till this day!
 The reason the conspirators killed Caesar in
the Senate is because the Senate was the
only place the conspirators could gather
without suspicion.
 The read Caesar’s will to manipulate the
crowd.
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What does loyalty mean to you? Explain
a time when someone was loyal or
disloyal. What did you learn from this
experience?

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