Shakespeare’s Language Reveals Cassius’ Motivation

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Discuss how Shakespeare’s language reveals Cassius’ motivation to kill Caesar
Shakespeare was an astounding playwright of the 17th century whose work has played an imperative role in literature for centuries past and will never be forgotten. Much of the continued emphasis on the works of Shakespeare is due to his ability to manipulate language in order to elicit his desired response. These superior qualities of Shakespeare have allowed his works to remain prominent even throughout the 21st century due to the fact he mastered use of language and indirectly forced the audience to acknowledge the perspective he put forth throughout his many works.
In act 1 scene 3, Shakespeare initiates the notion of somewhat horrific omens and the foreboding of a catastrophic event that would overcome Rome. The sheer amazement of Casca with the storm that had been in the background of the scene and which almost immediately became foregrounded reveals the storms true strength and the danger the presence this storm alludes to. An observation of the storm which came on behalf of Casca perfectly intimated the upcoming crisis, ‘But never till tonight, never till now, did I go through a tempest dropping fire’. This observation augmented with several other observations such as the owl that Casca saw sitting at the marketplace in the broad daylight creates a series of omens all pointing to an upcoming disaster. As the scene progresses, Cassius insinuates his feelings of hate towards Caesar and his yearning desire to destroy him. In the conversation between Cassius and Casca he constantly implies an uprising against ‘A man no mightier than myself’. He even goes to the lengths of asserting that ‘our yoke and suffering shows us womanish’, this causes the audience to believe that some sort of action will follow. Shakespeare’s superlative discourse is illustrated in his choice of words and further presented as he augurs the subsequent events. Cassius’ comments ‘I know where I will wear this

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