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Julius Caesar

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Michelle Huettl

on 22 March 2013

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Transcript of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar The Roman Empire Plot Structure exposition rising action climax falling action resolution the beginning

introduces setting, characters, and the way things are before the action starts series of conflicts and crisis that build to climax the turning point

the most intense moment all the action following the climax

the fallout and response to the climax the conclusion

the tying together of the threads of the action Setting Allusions to Mythology 44 B.C.E. Pompey Julius Caesar Mark Antony Cassius Brutus Luperca'lia a celebration of Lupercus, god of fertility sacrifice of goats and young dogs goat skins made into thongs ran through town hitting people with thongs Anchises
& Aeneas father and son and son Act III Compare this scene from Rome to Shakespeare's representation of the assassination in his play. How are they similar? How are they different? Do you think the differences would decrease if you saw a stage production of the play? Scene i Scene ii lines 61-117 Plot Structure of Shakespearean Tragedy 1. Exposition 2. Inciting Force 3. Hamartia 4. Crisis 5. Tragic Force 6. Moment of
Final Suspense 7. Catastrophe 8. Glimpse of Restored Order Incident that introduces the conflict and sets in motion the rising action. Tragic figure suffers from a tragic flaw in character and makes errors of judgment that are later directly responsible for the hero/ine's tragic downfall, leading to the catastrophe of the play. The consequences of the hamartia--the turning point. Incident, closely following crisis, that intensified tragic hero's downfall and sets falling action in motion. Brief moment when it seems tragic downfall will be escaped. Death of the tragic hero. After death of hero - introduction of new social order, a new harmony in society History vs. Shakespeare Cassius Brutus Mark Antony Portia "In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech."
-Aristotle Consider:
(1) ethos, pathos, logos
(2) word choice
(3) the way things are said
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