In Act 2, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar, what is the irony in the debate over Antony's death?

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As my fellow educator notes, there is irony in the fact that Brutus eventually dies on his own sword; however, one of the most famous speeches of the play (and indeed in all of Shakespeare) occurs when Anthony speaks as follows:

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest–
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me. (3.2)
The irony here is that Antony's suggestion that Brutus is "honourable" is meant to be taken with circumspection.
If you are referring specifically to Act 2, which contains the dialogue between Antony and the other triumvirs with Sextus Pompey, there is irony to be found in the fact that Pompey wants to avenge his father's death by going to war against Antony. Antony, who appeases him with a truce. Antony is furious when that truce is broken by his fellow-triumvirs, and so Antony—whom Pompey resents—is the one who is most honorable.
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The irony becomes apparent in Act 5 of Julius Caesar Brutus argues successfully with Trebonius and Cassius that Mark Antony should be spared in the murder plot against Caesar.  However, after Brutus and the rest of the conspirators explain to the crowd (in Act 3) why they killed Caesar, Mark Antony successfully turns the crowd against Brutus and Cassius- something that in all likelihood would not have happened in Mark Antony had been killed as Cassius and Trebonius had wanted.

It is Mark Antony that issues the order for the capture of Brutus dead or alive in Act 5.  Of course, ultimately a humilated Brutus falls on his own sword to commit suicide after he can get no one else to kill him.

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