Deception In Julius Caesar

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Casca hides in the corridor peeking his large nose across the wall searching for signs of life; he mutters words to himself, whispers prayers and cries for mercy. The gods are in a raging state, some rejoice to the sound of rain and thunder, others bend their shaking knees and plead for mercy. Casca creeps down the hallways searching for his fellow conspirators. Cassius emerges from the darkness chin up and chest puffed up filled with pride. Cassius draws his sword in suspicion, for he hears something. Casca also draws his sword in fear, shaking from head to toe. Cassius calls out to Casca, they identify each other and slip their swords in their sheaths. The other conspirators make their presence known and Cassius starts his journey of deception. In William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar, Cassius uses ethos to manipulate Brutus into…show more content…
Cassius shows Brutus that it is simple ethics to be recognized for your good service. He says to Brutus that he is blind and cannot see his own potential. Cassius does this to show Brutus that he is being controlled by Caesar and how Caesar does not appreciate the things Brutus or any of the politicians do for him. He tells him: ‘Well, Brutus, thou art noble. Yet I see Thy honorable mettle may be wrought From that it is disposed. Therefore it is meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced? (1.2.320-324)’. Whispering seductively into Brutus’s willing ear, Cassius reveals to Brutus the craters of opportunity that lie just at his fingertips, and that, noble or unnoble, anyone can be manipulated. This is dramatic irony because Cassius is actually manipulating Brutus, but noble Brutus is without his eyes. Cassius uses manipulation to control and deceive Brutus, and once Cassius has Brutus hooked, he gradually reels him in, knowing that once Cassius seizes Brutus, the other fish will
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