Rhetorical Devices In Julius Caesar Essay

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In Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare, several rhetorical devices are used inside this play to represent not only the speaker, but how it affects the people listening as well as the readers. In Act 2 Scene 1, Brutus speaks with Cassius and other fellow conspirators about the assassination of Caesar. Though Cassius was the one who plotted the entire coup, Brutus quickly takes control over the entire plan. The conversation between the two show who is really in command and whose words have more weight. Cassius and Brutus have only spoken briefly and Brutus just has been introduced to Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus, and Trebonius, and he carries more of an influence in decision making than Cassius does. They both are very serious about killing Caesar; however their motives are much different. Cassius and other conspirators wish to assassinate due to envy whilst Brutus wishes to do what’s best for Rome. The two clash in conversation, but both fight for the same cause. The relationship between Brutus and Cassius cause conflict in both this scene and the rest of the story, showing that their different opinions could create conflict and a sense of superiority. The attitude Brutus takes in this scene also influences the decisions he makes while conversing with the conspirators and the progression of conflict evolves with every word exchanged…show more content…
This directly interferes with Cassius, who only seeks vengeance against Caesar. Because of this interference, many conflicts emerge throughout the story. The progression of conflict in this scene begins with a suggestion from Cassius and an executive decision from Brutus that Cassius disagrees with. Act II scene I does well to showcase a conversation between Brutus and Cassius and provides several examples of tone, conflict, character devolvement, and relationships that are shared and carry on to other scenes and acts throughout the
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