The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. All of Shakespeare’s plays are written in Blank verse - this is unrhymed iambic pentameter. iambic pentameter - each line of poetry in the play contains this. An iamb contains an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Example - Prepare.
Example - Prepare
Pentameter :means that there are five of these iambs in a line.
Example : The evil that men do lives after them
Thou shall mind thy own manners, granny!
Thou art old!
Caesar was a powerful Roman
general along with his friend,
Pompey and both brought order
to the weakening Roman
Wanting more power, Caesar went to battle in parts of Europe (Gallic Wars) and collected money to give to the Roman government.
Caesar to give up
and makes her ruler
Vocabulary: Saucy, Mettle, Infirmity
Assignment: Cassius delivers a soliloquy that reveals a plot to influence Brutus to participate in the conspiracy to overthrow Caesar. In a well developed paragraph, discuss what this plot entails and include a citation or citations to back up your discussion.
Discussion: Why is it that serious conflicts often end violently? What are other methods are there to end a conflict—other than violence?