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Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's great history plays, written in the early 1600s. The play is about a famous Roman leader, Julius Caesar, and the stories of the wars he fought, the people he killed, until the betraying treason committed upon him, and thereafter the havoc caused by the dramatic death of the Roman leader.
I will be working on Scene 2, which is about the two speeches of Brutus and Mark Antony (MA), talking to the crowd, after the death of Caesar.
I will firstly explain Brutus' speech.
"Not that I love Caesar less, but that I love Rome more", is a quote by Brutus, which depicts how he tried to make everybody think that the killing of Caesar was done for the good of Rome, purely for the country and its people.
Another reason Brutus gives the crowd is "as he was ambitious, I slew him".
The word "ambitious" signifies the attempt of Brutus to make Caesar seem power-greedy with the ultimate need of his killing.
Also, the effect of the very powerful word "slew" emphasises Brutus' directness and his reliance on the truth to quieten the crowd's
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