This writing prompt asks students to compare the rhetorical techniques used by Brutus and Mark Antony in Act 3, scene 2 of Julius Caesar. It isn't necessary to read the entire play to complete this assignment; I have just read this scene.
This assignment requires some knowledge of rhetorical strategies. I used it with Honors sophomores, but it could modified for other classes. I asked my students to write 2 -3 paragraphs, but this could easily be turned into an essay assignment.