How Does Shakespeare Use Verbal Irony In Julius Caesar

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Verbal irony is a powerful tool used very wisely throughout the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar was murdered at the hands of a group of conspirators, who were part of the senate in Ancient Rome. They believed they were committing this crime for the good of Rome. One conspirator, Brutus, spoke to a crowd of commoners at Caesar's funeral; he was very persuasive and manipulative and swayed the crowds thoughts on Caesar by simply calling him ambitious. One of Caesar's closest friends, Marc Antony, was given permission to speak at Caesar's funeral as well. Marc Antony was given time to speak at Caesar's funeral and changed the crowd of commoners beliefs by using verbal irony; by using verbal irony he was telling them his