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That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Whereto the climber upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back (2.1.22-25)

What is the literary device used AND the significance of Brutus' quote as he is speaking to himself?

A

The quote is an example of a metaphor; Brutus is creating doubt in his mind as to why Caesar will not be a good ruler for Rome.

B

The quote is an example of personification; Brutus is thinking that once Caesar climbs the ladder to success, he will shun the people who got him there and turn his back on the common good.

C

The quote is an example of personification; Brutus realizes that Caesar is the man that can ultimately enhance the nature of Rome, bringing success to himself as well as the people.

D

The quote is an example of a metaphor; Brutus is under the impression that, in order to ensure the success of Rome, he must ensure that Caesar rises to power because he is the best man for ruling the city-state.

E

The quote is an example of a simile; Brutus is creating doubt in his on mind because he is unsure of Caesar's true intentions for ruling Rome.

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