The Importance Of Language In Julius Caesar

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Languages in Julius Caesar, is unique because many of the dialogues spoken by the high-class citizens are not written in a typical Shakespearean rhymed iambic pentameter; they are mostly written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. For example, in the long conversation between Brutus and Caesar about Calpurina’s dream, notice the rhyme pattern, “This dream is all amissed interpreted;/It was a vision fair and fortunate:/Your statue spouting blood in many pipes./In which so many smiling Romans bathed,” (81). The lines all have five metrical meters with the rhythm but it does not follow the rhyme scheme pattern of ABABCDCD, etc. Additionally, it is rare to see the commoners’ dialogue in iambic pentameter like in Second Commoner’s response to Marullus, …show more content…
Throughout the whole play, Brutus never changes his stronghold philosophy to serve greater good for Rome. Nevertheless, surprisingly, Brutus also finds need to either dethrone or assassinate his good comrade, Caesar, in order to cease his way on becoming a dictator unlike Cassius’s self-centered motives. However, Brutus’s naivety marks him to be the second tragic hero. His major mistake is that he was gullible to Cassius’s words that he and other conspirators all share concern as his. His naïve thinking to save Rome’s future by joining with Cassius begins his suicide mission just like Caesar, “To speak and strike? O Rome, I make thee promise: If the redress will follow, thou receivest/ Thy full petition at the hand of Brutus.” (53). Brutus is a clear example of a blind hero; he believes that he has brought back justice but he neither knows what situation he got himself into nor the consequences from his actions. At last, his credulousness results himself nobly committing suicide by running into a sword due to overwhelming sense of guilt of murdering his buddy. Nonetheless, Brutus’s death does not prove to be a foolish one because Marc Antony, a loyal general to Caesar who sought to avenge him respected at the end respected him: “This was the noblest Roman of them all/ He only, in a general honest thought/ And common good to all, made one of them.”

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