1. Consider the first six words and last six words of his speech.
- What do they mean literally?
2. Establish that words and actions betray character, personality and ultimately argument structure.
- Evil for Brutus is emotion-driven thinking
- Good is reasoned thinking
- In this argument though, good in this case isn't good enough.
- According to George Boggs, Argument is personality played out in language
- Person+Text = Argument
- Examined the first three blocks of thought and the conjunctions that hold it together.
It must be by his [Caesar's] death and I know no personal cause to spurn him but for the general
- Summarized the yellow
- Look at how the red indicates the pattern of his thought.
- The first three thoughts reveal one of his main arguments that the individual is less important than the society.
3. Individuals to explore the speech for other patterns
- shared 2 from the class work
4. Groups of students to determine the chunks of the speech.
5. Use 15 words to describe the argument pattern in his speech.