Reflect on the fire imagery from page 1254 through the end of Act Three. Explain how Shakespeare uses fire to create both positive and negative images. (For example, how is the people’s talk of burning Caesar’s body different from their talk of burning the conspirator’s houses?)
#2 on page 1257. Here the students will discuss the disagreement Brutus and Cassius in regards to the plans for Caesar’s funeral.
1D: When Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar, Europe did not have any democratically elected leaders, most nations were governed by powerful monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth I. How might a modern audience’s reaction to the events in Act One differ from the reaction of an Elizabethan audience? Discuss specific examples in your response. (1/2 page)
2D: Analysis questions 5-9 on page 1219.