Julius Caesar

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Brutus' Demise

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What literary device can be seen in and what is the meaning of Brutus' following statement, "I shall have glory in this losing day." (5.5.40)

A

Irony; Brutus will have the last laugh as his men continue the battle and defeat Antony and Octavius.

B

Paradox; Brutus, although knowing he will die, believes in what he did and will die an honorable man.

C

Irony; Brutus, although on the losing end of the battle, sees a positive in a negative situation. He will be reunited with his wife in death.

D

Paradox; Brutus is under the impression that his men have already won the battle although his demise is upon him, he is ecstatic for the victory.

E

Choices B and C