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Julius Caesar Act III-V
Plot: List events that belong in each category of the plot diagram
Rising Action
Figurative Language
Types: metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and imagery
“But I am constant as the
northern star, of whose truefix’d and resting quality there is
no fellow in the firmament” (III,
i, 60-2) – Caesar
“I do beseech ye, if you bear
me hard, now, whilst your
purpled hands do reeks and
smoke, fulfill your pleasure”
(III, i, 158-9) – Antony
“Live a thousand years, I shall
not find myself so apt to die; no
place will please me so, no
mean of death, as here by
Caesar” (III, i, 159-61) Antony
“Mark how the blood of Caesar
followed it, as rushing out of
doors, to be resolv’d if Brutus
was so unkindly knock’d or no”
(III, ii, 175-7) – Antony
“Show you sweet Caesar’s
wounds, poor, poor, dumb
mouths, and bid them speak for
me” (III, ii, 221-2) – Antony
Type of Figurative
How does it relate to setting or
the state of Rome?
Act IV
1. Choose one of the following characters: Antony, Octavius, Brutus, or Cassius.
2. Complete the following chart on the back of this packet.
3. Write a paragraph in which you explain the importance of your character to the play. You can
write your paragraph below. Be sure to provide textual evidence from your chart.
A foil is…
Find examples: _[character #1]__ is a foil for _[character #2]__, because…
Act V
Tragic Hero:
"A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall." – Aristotle
Usually of noble birth
Actions results in an increase of self-_________________ and self-___________________
Audience should feel _________________ and ______________________ for him/her
1. Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?
2. What is his/her hamartia?
3. When does the peripeteia occur?
4. Why do we feel pity or fear for him/her?
Complete the following graphic organize. In the center circle, identify a theme in Julius Caesar. In
the 4 other circles, provide evidence for that theme.
How is this theme universal? In other words, how is it still applicable to today? You can write your
paragraph on the back of this packet. Be sure to provide clear, concrete examples from both the
play and today.