Persuasive Speech in Julius Caesar
After reading Julius Caesar 1.2 and 1.3, break your class into pairs for this role-play. Each pair will receive one of four prompts (or more, if you create additional examples), in which one person tries to persuade the other to do something. After learners discuss tactics of persuasion used in the classroom, relate it back to those employed by Cassius. Are there any similarities? Does he cross any moral boundaries?