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Julius Caesar

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Octavius and Brutus

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In Act III, we see Brutus give his funeral oration to the public and he says "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." (3.2.19)

We see Octavius make a similar statement in Act V when speaking to Brutus saying "Not that we love words better, as you do." (5.1.28)

What tone is Octavius taking with Brutus, and what literary term is BEST seen in these quotes?

A

sarcastic; positive diction

B

contemptuous; parallelism

C

disdainful; imagery

D

jovial; repetition

E

solemnity; dramatic irony