ACT V – Scene.ii
Brutus is doing well in his fight against Octavius and
he sends an urgent message to Cassius for assistance in order to press home the advantage. Octavius’ forces seem to be poorly led and are not inspired to fight.
Again Shakespeare uses language here in order to
heighten the tension of the battle for the audience. How the offstage battle is progressing is directly reflected in the main characters as they flit on and off the stage.