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January 21, 2019
by Stella Huitz
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Group Three:

GROUP 3 Discussion Questions:

  1. Caesar refuses the final warning (Artemidorus’s letter that contained details of his assassination with a list of all the conspirators) for the last time. At this point, do you think some part of Caesar knew what he was walking into? If he did, why did he proceed?
  2. How did Artemidorus know about the assassination? Who else might know about this plan?
  3. What did falling on the knees signify? Was it Shakespeare’s way of making Caesar appear God like?
  4. What correlations can you draw to Caesar’s story with the story of Jesus’ betrayal ( if any)?
  5. Was Brutus being used? Or did the conspirators intend to make Brutus leader?

January 21, 2019
by Stella Huitz

Group Two:

GROUP 2 Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think Brutus starts to take lead of Caesar’s assassination despite his relationship with Caesar? Does this make him a bad person? Why or why not?
  2. Does Brutus have potential of being a leader? Provide evidence as to why or why not.
  3. Act 2 scene 2- “Caesar shall go forth” is said three times. The number three is brought up multiple times throughout the play. What might the number three signify?
  4. Did Caesar know he was walking into his assassination? Was it fate or could have it been prevented?
  5. In Act 2 scene 2- what can be taken away in regards to women’s role in Roman society?     


January 21, 2019
by Stella Huitz

Group One:

GROUP 1 Discussion Questions:

  1. What does the opening scene say about Caesar’s leadership/ authority ? Do you think Caesar was a good leader? Why or why not? – Use evidence from text for explanation.
  2. Act 1 scene 2- The plan of Caesar assassination is first hinted here in this scene. Why was Brutus approached by Cassius?
  3. Act 1 scene 2- In this scene Caesar was offered the crown three times. Yet he refused three times. What might the number three foreshadow?
  4. How might people’s opinion about Caesar affect Caesar’s authority?
  5. Act 1 scene 3- In this scene the plot of Caesar’s assassination begins. What does this scene say about Romans interpretation of natural disasters/ events? ( Example: the interpretation of lighting and rain)       


Hello World

January 17, 2019 by Stella Huitz | 1 Comment

My adventure starts here! I am enrolled in the global classroom “Topics in Performance- Shakespeare’s Rome” at MU and will be traveling to Rome in the spring of 2019. The following posts will be reading responses to some of Shakespeare’s plays we will cover throughout the semester such as Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing.

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