THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR ACT IV DIGITAL LESSON OBJECTIVES 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. STUDY GUIDE 1.Vocabulary: Triumvirate: three man dictatorship II. Literary Terms: Foil: To prevent from being successful/thwart Foreshadowing: To present or indicate beforehand VOCABULARY ACT IV Provender: animal food Covert: hidden Choleric: hot tempered Waspish: disagreeable Apparition: ghost Testy: irritable Taper: candle Vexed: angered Insupportable: unbearable Chastisement: punishment SOME THINGS TO KNOW… The first triumvirate consists of Crassus, Caesar and Pompey. The second triumvirate consists of Antony, Octavius and Lepidus. They fought Cassius and Brutus in the battle scenes of Act IV. Our opinions are totally revised regarding Cassius and Brutus based on their fight in Act IV. Stocism was one of the four major schools of philosophy. Stoics sought to maintain self-control and to obey laws of nature. BLOG RESPONSE Respond on Wikispaces: The definition of a tragic hero is: a virtuous (good/moral) character who suffers defeat. Julius Caesar is a tragic hero. With that being said, has there been a time when someone has misunderstood your best intentions? Explain that situation, how you handled it and what you learned from it.