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Julius Caesar eNotes Teaching Guide

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So you’re going to teach William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching Julius Caesar will encourage your students to explore the play's themes of all-consuming ambition, the nature of honor, and the consequences of regicide. Further, students will learn about Shakespeare's use of allusions, symbols, and other rich literary devices. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into Shakespeare's tragic account of the death of Julius Caesar.

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Our eNotes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Each guide provides creative and practical approaches to teaching the text, as well as rich background information, key plot points, and recommended texts.

The main components of each guide include the following:

  • An overview of the text and its key components
  • Teaching approaches and discussion questions
  • A list of complementary texts

These Teaching Guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.