Use Of Repetition In Julius Caesar

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The action of repeating something that has already been said or written is known as, repetition. A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others is known as emotion (pathos). In the play Julius Caesar, these two persuasive techniques are used by Brutus and Antony in their speeches at Caesar’s funeral. Although they had different opinions on Caesar’s death, they were both trying to convince their audience to take their sides. Repetition is a rhetorical device that Brutus and Marc Antony used in their speeches at Caesar's funeral. “But Brutus said he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man,” (Act 3, Scene 2, Page 133-135) said Antony during his funeral speech to Caesar. Antony said…show more content…
“My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause until it returns to me.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 135) said Antony. Antony shows a lot of emotion in his speech for Caesar, which is also pathos. He says this because he is mourning and fainting with emotion and he needs a break and the pause is to let the crowd take in that Caesar is dead and Antony is weeping for him. “It is not proper for you to know how much Caesar loved you.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 137-145) said Antony to the crowd. Antony says this because, he cared for Caesar and thought he was an honorable man. Antony knew that Caesar loved and cared for everyone and so Antony was telling the crowd how much Caesar cared for them. “As Caesar loved me, I weep for him.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 127- 131) said Brutus. Brutus also uses pathos in his speech. Brutus tells this to the crowd because, he wants them to think that he cared for Caesar and had sympathy and show emotion to him. “Believe me on my honor and keep my honor in mind, so you may believe me.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 127) said Brutus. Brutus tells the crowd to because he doesn't want his honor or reputation to be ruined by not showing emotion towards Caesar, because the crowd mourned over Caesar's death. He wants them to know that he loved Caesar said that he weeps for
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