Julius Caesar Funeral Speech Essay Assignment

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"Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause." "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!" As part of a study of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, individuals as asked to compare the funeral speeches of Brutus and Mark Antony, and after analyzing the ethos, pathos, and logos in each speech, decide who was the most persuasive speaker.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Convert the essay requirements into a rubric
  • Break the assignment into steps that follow the writing process
Classroom Considerations

  • The speeches, from Act III, scene ii of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, are not included in the resource; however, they are readily available online
  • The assignment sheet will need to be edited to remove class-specific references
Pros

  • The format requirements of the essay are detailed
Cons

  • No rubric is included in the packet