Table of Contents
- 1 What does Brutus mean by his final words?
- 2 Who said stoop Romans stoop?
- 3 Why does Antony shake hands with the conspirators?
- 4 What promise does Brutus tell the servant to relay to Antony?
- 5 What does Brutus say the conspirators should do with Caesar’s blood?
- 6 What restrictions does Brutus set for Antony’s funeral speech?
- 7 What rhetorical devices does Brutus employ in his speech?
- 8 How does Brutus use repetition in his speech?
- 9 How does Brutus use ethos in his speech?
- 10 What does Brutus compare to in Act 2?
- 11 Why is Portia concerned about Brutus?
What does Brutus mean by his final words?
In the final scene of play, Brutus realizes that he has lost the battle and would rather commit suicide than be captured by Octavius and Antony. Brutus’s final words indicate that he is more certain and at ease about taking his own life than he was killing Caesar, which is a decision he has come to regret.
Who said stoop Romans stoop?
Why does Antony shake hands with the conspirators?
Antony shakes hands with the conspirators to make them believe that he does not have ill intentions toward them. He ultimately desires to take a brutal revenge against the group, but he is aware that confronting them directly after Caesar’s murder would likely prove fatal for him.
What promise does Brutus tell the servant to relay to Antony?
What promise does Brutus tell the servants to relay to Antony? Brutus tells the servant to let Antony know they do not plan to kill him. What does Antony say about the possibility of being killed by the conspirators? He says, if they plan to kill him, they should do so while he stands over Caesar’s body.
What does Brutus say the conspirators should do with Caesar’s blood?
Brutus tells the conspirators that they have acted as friends to Caesar by shortening the time that he would have spent fearing death. He urges them to bend down and bathe their hands in Caesar’s blood, then walk to the marketplace (the Roman Forum) with their bloodied swords to proclaim peace, freedom, and liberty.
What restrictions does Brutus set for Antony’s funeral speech?
What restrictions does Brutus set? Brutus says that he will speak first and that Antony must only speak of positive things. Antony must also say that he has Brutus’s permission to speak. Summarize Antony’s main points in his speech to Caesar’s body?
What rhetorical devices does Brutus employ in his speech?
Brutus’s funeral speech in Julius Caesar includes three key rhetorical devices: antithesis, parallelism, and rhetorical questions.
How does Brutus use repetition in his speech?
Brutus uses repetition frequently in his speech after Caesar’s death. Brutus uses repetition to create parallelism when he states “that I loved” twice: this helps establish that his actions came not out of heartlessness but from love of Rome: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
How does Brutus use ethos in his speech?
Brutus uses Ethos in his speech to say to his audience “Believe me… I’m a good guy, I’m one of you” 1. If Caesar had lived, he would have enslaved every Roman citizen by taking over power and becoming a dictator Pathos is about how what the speaker says makes the audience feel.
What does Brutus compare to in Act 2?
Brutus compares Caesar to the egg of a serpent “which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous”; thus, he determines to “kill him in the shell” (II.
Why is Portia concerned about Brutus?
In this scene, Portia is worried that her husband Brutus is out of bed and comes to find him. She has noticed a change in his behaviour and wants to know what is worrying him as it is stopping him from eating, talking or sleeping. She has also seen the masked conspirators visiting the house.