Honors 10 – THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR WRITING ASSIGNMENT

THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR WRITING ASSIGNMENT

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (JE Dalberg)

Does power corrupt the main characters in Julius Caesar? Consider the ways –both good and bad—that power affects three of the main characters in Julius Caesar. (Choose from Caesar, Antony, Cassius, Octavius, or Brutus) Think about these questions.

 Do these men become dishonest because of power or does power makes them more noble?

 Does power destroy the characters or make them successful?

 Is the search for power the main motivation for each man’s actions?

Write your conclusions in a 5-paragraph essay.

1. The essays must be typed, double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font.
2. Must have a title
3. Heading in top right corner of the page

Name
English 10
Block
Miss Kuhns

4. Essays due PROMPTLY upon return from Thanksgiving Break. If you will not be here, you must email me a copy. Files must be .doc, .pdf or Pages.

RUBRIC

 Accuracy of facts
 Focus
 Support
 Introduction
 Conclusion
 Grammar
 Sentence Structure
 Commitment

G21 Project – Stage 2 Planning

Having finished reading The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Miss Kuhns’ Honors English 10 class met with their G21 partners from Ms. Blackburn’s Latin III-IV class to plan their tableaux presentations for Friday.  Each group is responsible for presenting 3 events from one act of the play in tableaux form.  Stage 3 Photo Session will be Friday in the auditorium.

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Act 4 Group – Alec, Fleming, Briana

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Act 2 Group – Levi, Bridget, Samantha, Mahaley, Kaitlyn, Sarah

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Act 5 Group – Samantha, Katie, Ashley, Jeremy, James, Kaitlin

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Act 3 group – Skylar, Michael, Kyle

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Honors English 10 and Latin III-IV

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Act 1 group – Max and Kimberly

Character Facts Activity

Due November 9-10

  1. Brutus – supporter of the republic, friend to Caesar
  2. Antony – friend to Caesar, avenges his death
  3. Cassius – leader of the conspiracy
  4. Cinna – conspirator; suggests Brutus join the conspiracy
  5. Cicero – conspirator, popular Roman orator
  6. Casca – first to stab Caesar
  7. Caesar – Roman general and senator; killed because he was thought to be bad for Rome
  8. Calpurnia – Caesar’s wife; dreams of Caesar’s death
  9. Octavius – appointed successor to Caesar; joins Antony in avenging Caesar’s death
  10. Trebonius – conspirator; lures Antony away before assassination
  11. Soothsayer (fortune teller) – tells Caesar to beware ides of March; attempts to warn him on way to Capitol
  12. Antony’s servant – approaches conspirators after assassination to ensure Antony’s safety
  13. Octavius’ servant – announces Octavius’ arrival
  14. Portia– Brutus’ wife
  15. Lucius – Brutus’ servant; delivers letter written by Cassius
  16. Decius – conspirator; convince Caesar to come to the Senate after concern with Calpurnia’s dream
  17. Publius – witnesses Caesar’s murder; assigned by Brutus to inform Romans of event
  18. Pompey – member of 1st triumvirate; defeated by Caesar
  19. Flavius – a tribune; condemns common people of celebrating Caesar’s victory