Julius Caesar

Soliloquy - Creative Response

Imagine you are Brutus. You have been involved in the assassination of Caesar and now find yourself on the eve of war with Antony and Octavius’s troops.The night before the battle, you have a quiet moment to yourself and you are reflecting on your actions.

Write a soliloquy working through the arguments for and against what you have done. Has it been worth it? Is Rome now better off? Will it be? What are the implications if you lose this battle tomorrow? Do you regret what you have done, or do you still believe it was right? Should you have listened to Cassius regarding killing Mark Antony or allowing him to speak at the funeral? Should you have struck a deal with Antony earlier?

Make use of imagery and metaphor to illustrate your soliloquy. It doesn’t have to be in verse!