Socratic Seminar questions for March 26, 2019.docx - Day 1...

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Day 1: Possible Discussion Questions (range from in-the-text to beyond-the-text):Who is the tragic hero in the play? Why?Whose death is more tragic? Why? Why doesn’t Shakespeare end the play after Caesar’s assassination?Cassius argued that Caesar was too ambitious. What evidence can you find that either supports or refutes this claim?What does it mean to be loyal? How does one prove his or her loyalty?Which loyalty is more important: Loyalty to friends, loyalty to country, or loyalty to yourself?What does it mean to be a friend?Why do people betray those close to them? How can one stab a friend in the back?What are the effects of going against one’s conscience?What does it mean to have a guilty conscience? How does a guilty conscience affect a person’s actions, thoughts, or life in general?Julius Caesarcontains several quotations/lines that have become quite famous over the years.

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