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In Act II, what is ironic about the argument between Brutus and Cassius in regard to...

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tiffany7 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 8, 2008 at 2:41 PM via web

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In Act II, what is ironic about the argument between Brutus and Cassius in regard to killing Antony also when Caesar is murdered?

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mshurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 17, 2009 at 12:32 AM (Answer #2)

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This scene is an example of dramatic irony: The audience knows more at this point than Brutus and Cassius know. The audience knows that Antony is going to be very dangerous indeed and that he is going to defeat Brutus and Cassius. The audience knows that Brutus is making a grave mistake here (no pun intended!)

The other kinds of irony are situational irony and verbal irony (sarcasm).

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almillionare | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 8, 2009 at 12:39 PM (Answer #3)

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It portrays revenge for the death of Caesar.  

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