Julius Caesar

Classroom Debate - Julius Caesar

The "main character" in Shakespeare's, Julius Caesar, is regularly contested.

Set up a classroom debate with four teams. Each is assigned one of the following characters: Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Mark Antony. The topic of the debate is: “My character is the main character in Julius Caesar.” The students must research their character, extract key quotes from the play and construct clear arguments to illustrate their point. Each team must be allowed to make an opening statement, then a second round of arguments, then a round of rebuttals.