The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act IV Digital Lesson

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THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR
ACT IV DIGITAL LESSON
OBJECTIVES
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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.
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
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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.
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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.

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