Use the sentence stems to write a rhetorical analysis TE/EA paragraph about Brutus’ soliloquy. Specify what the text is saying and doing and reference rhetorical techniques as needed.
Julius Caesar: Brutus' Soliloquy (Act II, Scene 1)
Rhetorical Analysis Sentence Stems
In the play ____________ (name of play) by ________________ (author), the character Brutus argues that __________________ (Brutus' claim) during a soliloquy. He develops this claim by first* _____________________ (explain what he says/does first). Then*, ________________ (Explain what he says/does next). Toward the end of his speech*, __________ (explain what he finally says/does). Brutus' purpose is to ___________________ in order to _____________ (what does Brutus want the audience to do or feel as a result of his speech?).
*You must introduce, contextualize and cite at least TWO quotes in your paragraph
As you write, focus on how Brutus' argument shifts from the beginning (reluctance) to the end (he decides to kill Caesar).