Figurative Language In Julius Caesar Essay

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Through the use of of several rhetorical devices like comparison, pathos, and figurative language, Cassius is able to twist Brutus' sense of honor and view of Caesar. In order to begin twisting Brutus' Caesar, Cassius finds the " [Brutus]" and uses that "outward favor" to become "[Brutus'] glass"(I:ii:68-93). Cassius uses figurative language to appeal to Brutus. Cassius finds Brutus's 'virtue' and uses it in order to give Brutus a way to make sure he is doing the right thing. This is powerful in manipulating Brutus, because Brutus is an honorable man, and he is always concerned with what the most honorable decision is. Moreover, Cassius distorts Brutus' view of Caesar by telling Brutus that, "[Caesar has] become a god," and that Cassius "is a wretched creature," that if, "Caesar... [nods at] him," he, "must bend his …show more content…

Decius’ manipulation of Caesar begins with Decius flattering Caesar, while calling him, "worthy Caesar," and, "mighty Caesar," multiple times(II:ii:58, II:ii:69, II:ii:94). Decius manipulates Caesar by flattering him. Decius’ constant flattery appeals to Caesar’s pride and allows Decius a way to connect with him. this flattery boosts Caesar’s confidence and gives Decius a way to indirectly begin manipulating Caesar. Also, to convince Caesar not to worry about Calpurnia’s dream, Decius assures Caesar that Calpurnia’s dream, "signifies that from [Caesar] great Rome shall suck," and that, “great men shall press,” treasured things into Caesar’s, “reviving blood,”(II:ii:87-88). Decius also uses pathos to manipulate Caesar’s side that wants to prove for Rome. By calling Caesar’s blood, ‘reviving blood,’ Decius is able to grab Caesar’s attention and move his concern away from Calpurnia’s dream and toward more ‘important’ matters. Decius’ use of pathos and flattery, allow him to manipulate Caesar’s pride and

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