May 1, 2098: At 8 a.m., Albert Ink, a Class-A Scriptornoid robot received a memo from his publisher; demanding to know why he had written, The Golden Years of Synthetic Organisms, in Pig Latin. Of course he immediately asked his personal assistant, G–Girl-1, what provoked her to act in such an impertinent manner. She simply replied - Causebay ouyay aidsay ouryay ublisherpay asway away umanhay igpay. Since he never described his publisher as a human pig, he called the Rehabilitation Center for Malfunctioning Gynoids. Half an hour later a representative from the RCMG arrived. It took almost an hour to convince G-Girl-1 to come out from under her desk. When she finally did she looked at Albert and hissed, “You’re going down buster.” …show more content…
Brutus, I highly respect the efficiency of the ARDW, but deem your eavesdropping on my privacy disrespectful.” “Sir, your office door was ajar, so I entered and purely by accident overheard what you said. Rest assured, Sir, as a professional C.O.I.S. Bot, your secrets remain secret. Therefore, speak as freely as you wish and worry not,” says Brutus as he politely offered a sincere handshake to demonstrate his loyalty and friendship. Since robots normally don’t shake hands, Albert slightly paused, before he accepted the kind gesture and says, “Brutus thanks for your understanding.” “Sir, I know it’s none of my business, but why did you utter those words?” “Well, my shiny trusted friend, for unknown reasons my algorithms have developed a severe case of hiccups, which occur spontaneously, thus causing a deviation from my programmed script. Less than forty minutes ago, I sat at my desk trying to decide what dance to dance, for the record, I find dancing repulsive. Therefore, the notion of even contemplating dancing baffles my artificial brain. Moreover, my indecisiveness bewilders me and I find irrationality superseding my steadfast logic.” Nonchalantly, Albert pulled from the breast pocket of his green and pink striped, seersucker Blazer, a newspaper clipping from the Citizens of the World Chronicle. Then without hesitation handed it to Brutus, and simply says, “Read this.” Brutus followed the guidelines of his occupation and uploaded
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Brutus was a wise and intelligent Roman citizen, who claimed that he was Caesar’s friend. Yet, he was quickly swayed to the conspirators side by some anonymous letters and a bit of flattering.
Brutus Pg 77 lines 45-47 Must I stand and crouch under your testing humor? By the gods, you shall digest the venom of your spleen. This quote shows that he sees himself in a position of honor not being arrogant but acknowledging his high rank in an argument to make Cassius look bad.
Brutus’s main goal in his speech was to justify his action of killing Caesar in hope that the citizens would be in agreement with him and understand that he had Rome’s best interests at heart. Brutus attempts to persuade the people through ethos, pathos, and logos. He mainly uses ethos. He continuously says that he is an honorable man who loved Caesar but loved his country more. He uses an example of ethos when he says, “Hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect for mine honour, that you may believe.” In this quote, he uses restatement to show his credibility as an honorable man. Because he approached the people in this way, they think, “Why would an honorable man, such
Additionally, Brutus presents a series of rhetorical questions that have no grounds to persuade the audience. He asks, “Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman?” Here he makes it clear that one who does not understand the reason behind Caesar’s necessary death should not be considered a Roman. But, the audience, once again, does not have reason to acknowledge this statement as Brutus does not have sufficient evidence that the murder was, in fact, a necessity.
Seven months before the publish of Escape from Spiderhead, the first artificial life was created in US. Unlike Dolly the sheep, this is not the kind of artificial life from cloning but is created out of nothing but an “an entirely synthetic genome that was constructed from chemicals in the laboratory” (Sample). This finding has caused great reaction from the public and doubtlessly the experiment was challenged with “morality” and “playing god”. It is not difficult to image that there must be people who jump out and shout for their worries of any possible uncontrolled cases. According
It was, however, the most apparent example of repetition in the epistrophe, “Brutus is an honourable man” (III, ii, 84, 89,) that outlines the heart of Antony’s speech – that the conspirators were, in fact, not the least bit honourable in their murder of Caesar. Antony uses the epistrophe again to illustrate the other major concept in his speech; Caesar wasn’t ambitious – he didn’t deserve to die. “Brutus says he was ambitious.” (III, ii, 88, 96, 100). Through the heavy-handed use of repetition in Antony’s eulogy to Caesar, he delivers a strong message to the crowd. More importantly, however, such repetition was able to compel the audience into believing his words instead of Brutus’.
possibilities of being slaves. The extreme exaggeration of the word slave gives off an intense tone, so the citizens do not speak up. Brutus repeats the phrase "who is here so" followed by words like "vile" and "rude" multiple times (Shakespeare 3.2.25-28). He also repeats the sentence, "If any, speak, for him have I offended" (Shakespeare 3.2.26-29). The repetition of phrases throughout the speech illustrates the rhetorical device anaphora. When Brutus repeats these phrases, he challenges the opinions of the citizens disagreeing with him. Knowing the negative connotations of the words vile and rude, Brutus uses a manipulative tone to persuade the citizens that Caesar's murder was justified.."As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was
Brutus speaks to the citizens of Rome to tell them why he killed Caesar, so that they will not turn on him. He talks about how he killed Caesar, not for his personal wants, but for the good of Rome. He tells the people that allowing Caesar to rule and fulfill his
Antony's small speech depicts Brutus as a noble being and the ideal image of a man. Stating that nature would `stand and say to all the world', that Brutus was a man illustrates Brutus as being the idyllic man to become. Brutus is the only conspirator to maintain an honorable reason to assassinate Julius Caesar. Antony believes this, and states how only Brutus `in general honest thought and common good to all made one of them', implying that Brutus is the only one who possessed moral reasons for assassinating Caesar. Both Antony and Octavius, who were two of Brutus' most critical adversaries, state how Brutus is a dignified Roman.
Brutus, a conflicted senator obsessed with his civic duty, convinces the people of Rome that his motives in killing Caesar were just and noble by rhetoric. Brutus is the only conspirator to have impersonal motives in killing Caesar. In fact, his motives are trying to find the best solution for Rome, and in the end, he must make the hard choice of killing his best friend for his homeland. As early as Brutus’ conversation with Cassius in Act I, Brutus exhibits this deep love and respect for Rome and how this love is conflicting with his love for his friend, Caesar: “[P]oor Brutus, with himself at war, / Forgets the shows of love to other men” (I.ii.51-52). Brutus brings up this internal conflict again when he tells the crowds that although he did love Caesar, he loved Rome and its people more. After Brutus’ murder of Caesar, he realizes that the issue of the public opinion of Rome is of the utmost importance. Because of this love for Rome, Brutus uses rhetoric to persuade these plebeians to approve of him and his cause. When Cassius warns Brutus about “how much the people will be moved / By that which [Marc Antony] will utter[!]” (III.i.252-253), Brutus tells Cassius that letting Marc Antony speak “shall advantage us more than do us wrong” (III.i.261). In these cases, Brutus demonstrates his awareness of
For Brutus, there could be no worse deception than being deceived by one of his closest friends. Had it not been for Cassius’ fake letters, Brutus might not have decided to join the conspiracy and kill someone who looked so favorably on him.
Preceding the words of Antony, Brutus comes to pay his respects to the man he killed, all the while working on damage control. He addresses the plebeians with honorable titles such as, “Romans, countrymen, and lovers,” (III.ii.14). He goes on to say
Though the method employed to convert Brutus is quite unprincipled, it shows, no doubt, the skill of a practical man to achieve his objective by hook or by crook. Hence, it can be counted as a plus point in his character. Brutus’ patriotism and self-love impede him from seeing the deep chasm to which he is pushed by artful manipulation.