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Julius Caesar - Brutus

by Jacqueline Letu, Tiffany Nguyen, and Amanda Bui
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Amanda Bui

on 20 December 2012

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Transcript of Julius Caesar - Brutus

Line 10 “It must be by his death; and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general.” Irony -Brutus sees Caesar as a threat to the people, while most citizens praise him. -Although it is unethical to commit murder, Brutus believes it’ll best benefit the society. Ethos Julius Caesar- Brutus Line 14 “It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, And that craves wary walking Paradox - Nature is often described as peaceful and calming, but as the snake interferes with the environment it destroys the image of innocence. -Brutus is convinced that Caesar is the source of corruption that slowly kills Roman society. Line 15-17 “Crown him that, And then I grant we put a sting in him That as his will he may do danger with.” Ad Hominem -If Caesar is given power, he would destroy the government that took years to establish. It attacks Caesar as a person rather than his morals. -It shows how power can easily separate close relationships. Euphemism -In this quote, “I grant we put a sting in him”, symbolizes a more pleasant way of saying backstabbing in which Caesar betrayed his friends. Line 19 Paradox -Power is a form of greed in which it is never associated with positive motives. -Caesar has the power to do what he wishes but is very likely to use it for his selfish desires. by : Jacqueline Letu
Tiffany Nguyen
Amanda Bui Line 22-27 “That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. So Caesar may;” Tone/Imagery “Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins
Remorse from power;” -As Caesar achieves what he aims for, he forgets the ones who helped him get there. When Caesar reaches his downfall, he suddenly turns back to the people that he once abandoned. -This quote visualizes how Caesar continues to ascend in the social hierarchy, but fails to share recognition for those that supported him. Line 32-35 “And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg Which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell. Euphemism -This, quote represents that before Caesar accepts the crown they should kill him before he does any purpose. Metaphor -When you think of a serpent, it represents something sinister, rather than genuine. Logos -It is logical to stop evil before it spreads. (Ex. Cancer tumor or a superhero). the end
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