2. Discuss how Brutus got from "It must be by his death" to "and kill him in his shell."
- context: alone in the garden at night
- discussed possible reasons for his situation--secrecy, can't sleep, no one to talk to etc.
- Brutus is bothered by at least 3 things: 1) Caesar is his friend 2) Caesar hasn't yet done anything 3) Caesar is reasonably good by Brutus' standard: "I have not known when his affections sway'd more than his reason," but does good = good enough?
- While Brutus is a applying a preemptive argument to the situation, he is also patiently waiting for the right time.
3. For each of the numbers in the soliloquy determine a source for the information or the logic.
4. Discuss Brutus' overall understanding of the problem: "the quarrel [bears] no color for the thing he is."
- He disbelieves his eyes and experience with Caesar and makes his crucial mistake by not making attempts to back-check himself. He is alone in the garden and has limited his sources of information.
- Consider the Schlosser's thesis: "The look and taste of what we eat now is frequently deceiving--by design."
- Brutus and Schlosser are applying the same argument to very different situations.
Gave the next page of the article to the kids.