Julius Caesar Speech Analysis

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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar: Two Speeches; One Ending

William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar is an electrifying and compelling play, which expresses Julius Caesar’s horrid assassination in a phenomenal, vivid manner. Alongside rendering the events that lead to Caesar’s merciless and bloody assassination, Shakespeare extended the play to the rivalry between Mark Antony and Octavius vs. Brutus and Cassius. This pathetic rivalry induces the deaths of both Brutus and Cassius. Brutus’s death signifies his noble and virtuous character. When Mark Antony had discovered Brutus’s lifeless body he said, “This was the noblest Roman of them all.” (Act 5.5). Cassius’s death, on the other hand, symbolizes his cowardly and dastardly nature. Cassius had ordered his slave, Lucillius, to stab him to death. Cassius concealed his face in fright as his slave obeyed his cowardly command. Shakespeare concluded The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar with the gory yet somber deaths of Brutus and Cassius, along with Mark Antony speaking wistfully about Brutus’s righteous character. This sorrowful ending relates immensely to the speeches that Brutus and Antony gave during Julius Caesar’s funeral in The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, for the reasons that: Brutus’s use of logos, Mark Antony’s use of pathos, and both their distinct yet justified love for Julius Caesar.

“ . . . . not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more,” Brutus had uttered these words passionately to the
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