How Does Shakespeare make the passage with Don John so Dramatic? (Act3 Scene2) In the Act 3 Scene 2 of the book “Much Ado About Nothing” Don John is planning to ruin the marriage of Claudio and Hero, (daughter of Leonato) in order to get revenge to his brother Don Pedro. This scene shows a conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio listening to Don John who is trying to convince them with a lie that Claudio should not marry Hero because she is impure and if he marries her it will be a disgrace to Claudio. He makes this conversation very dramatic by making Don John in the story a very persuasive speaker. Don John starts his conversation with Don Pedro and Claudio very politely “My lord and brother, God save you,” it is possible that Don John is trying to obtain trust from the two by being loyal to them.
He thought Caesar was becoming too power-hungry, so he joined the conspirators to assist with the assassination solely due to his love for Rome. With Brutus on their side, the killing was more honorable since the purpose was for the betterment of Rome. On his way to the Senate-house, he was met by Artemidorus, who insisted Caesar read his letter immediately provided that it pertained to him. He responded by saying “What touches us ourself shall be last served” (3.1). Without delay, he ignored the letter and called Artemidorus a madman.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses rhetorical devices such as paralipsis, rhetorical questions, and verbal irony in his speech to the plebeians in order to plot them against the conspirators. During his speech to the plebians, Antony uses paralipsis in order to kindle curiosity and interest in the audience. Antony mentions to the plebians that he had Caesar’s will with him but tells them, “Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how much Caesar loved you” (3.2.152-153). By drawing attention to Caesar’s will, something Antony desperately wants to show the plebeians, but then dismissing the idea of reading it, Antony uses a type of verbal irony called paralipsis. Antony is aware that the contents of
How must the city react to such an event? In the famous play of Julius Caesar, ethos-, logos-, and pathos-based persuasive techniques are used in the funeral speeches, coming first from Brutus and then Marc Antony, to influence the people of Rome to view Caesar's death as either an asset or a downfall. Brutus, closest friend and murderer of Caesar, takes a stand in front of the crowd of Romans, intending to enlighten his positive outlook upon the situation. In order to convince his audience, Brutus insists that Caesar was too ambitious, and that type of ambition would bring Rome to ruins if not handled. Firstly, Brutus uses ethos to his
Since “Antony is but a limb of Caesar,” his spirit continues to live and so does imperial Rome (Julius Caesar, 2.1.165). Antony is cunning and pragmatic. His speech expresses these traits and ends with an unnerving confirmation: “Mischief, thou art afoot/Take thou what course thou wilt” (Julius Caesar, 3.2.252-253). He successfully manipulates the audience to enact revenge and launches his subtle campaign towards achieving
The Buchis bull is the Egyptian god of war which was originally named Montu. She accompanied the new Buchis bull to it’s new temple near the city of Thebes in the Upper Egypt. That’s when her brother finally mastered his plan and had Cleopatra taken of the throne. As Cleopatra was ready to strike at her brother she heard a word going around that the Roman Emperor was in the Palace of Egypt. Which made her think that she can’t barge in with an army or else she might send the wrong message to Caesar.
/ Why should that name be sounded more than yours? / Write them together: yours is as fair a name” (I.ii.149-151). When using these rhetorical questions, Cassius is flattering Brutus into joining the conspirators’ plot against Caesar. Cassius greatly influences Brutus, and Cassius ultimately achieves his goal of manipulating him into joining the plot against
Act I, scene II, lines 180-252 of Julius Caesar shows the effects of jealousy and how it causes someone to become evil and manipulative. Cassius shares his thoughts on Caesar, trying to convince Brutus that Caesar is a weak ruler who doesn’t deserve the power and fame he has. This scene takes place right before Antony offers Caesar the crown three times, and Caesar refuses every time. A soothsayer has recently warned Caesar to “beware the ides of March” and act carefully because some people don’t want him to rule Rome. Throughout Cassius’ speech, Shakespeare uses imagery, similes, metaphors, and allusion to reveal and demonstrate Cassius’ manipulative nature.
A second reinforcement of hubris by Sophocles is in Oedipus at Colonus. It is at the segment in the play when Oedipus is under host of Theseus, King of Athens, and King Creon of Thebes comes to take Oedipus for himself. Creon only wants Oedipus back from banishment because wherever Oedipus dies, there will be prosperity. However, Oedipus will not honor the city where his sons banished him from when he is not guilty. King Theseus accuses Creon of hubris and says, "I know / How guest to host ought to comport himself.
Lady Macbeth takes on a masculine persona in order to commence her plans. Rather than taking a back seat and following her husband’s instructions like the other women of this time period, Lady Macbeth takes the initiative and formulates a plan to kill King Duncan as soon as she learns of the prophecy. She emotionlessly explains to her husband, “Only look up clear./ To alter favor ever is to fear./ Leave all the rest to me” (1.5.70-72).