"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?"
~Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
After reviewing the vocabulary test and checking corrections, we returned to ancient Rome and all the trouble brewing there. Today's time was spent reading Mark Antony's soliloquy (well, technically, Caesar's still on stage and Mark Antony's talking to him - but he's sort of speaking to himself).,
Then, we looked at the two funeral speeches: first from Brutus, then Mark Antony's. At first, Brutus seems convincing ... but perhaps not passionate. Rational. Reasonable. And the crowd is moved.
Then, Mark Antony takes the stage and emotions really get going. His speech is more fiery and meant to rile up the plebeians ... and it works. It also worked on us.
Later this week, we'll take a look at Hollywood's interpretations. But first, there's the grammar test tomorrow.