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Rome was like right before Julius Caesar was assassinated

In Act I, Scene 1, Horatio recalls what Rome was like right before Julius Caesar was assassinated: In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood [tenantless] and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman street As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. (113-120) Describe and cite from two other separate moments in the play that refer to or reflect Horatio’s observation about the state of the world. Length: ~ 300 words Describe and cite from what you feel are the two most important “mirror scenes” in the play. In other words, describe two different times where one scene directly mirrors, echoes, or reflects similar events, situations, or dialogue from an earlier scene. (Note: Write about four scenes in all—two pairs.) Length: ~ 300 words Describe and cite from two moments in the play where the line between art/performance and life is the most blurred. Length: ~ 300 words Type out and mark up two different examples from the play where Shakespeare inverts conventional syntax to suit his own purposes (similar to the examples on Canvas).

Then for each example, briefly discuss the effect of Shakespeare’s moving the words around. Notes: Do not repeat examples. Keep the Academic Honesty Policy in mind—what you submit must be your own original work. Over the course of your responses, make sure you’ve cover each act of the play. Example of how to cite: Hamlet says, “To be or not to be, that is the question:” (III. i. 64). At the bottom of your document, include a Work Cited so I can see which edition of the play you used. It should look like this: