Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

The character of Mark Antony from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar
may be viewed as simply the confident and devoted supporter of Julius
Caesar. On the contrary, Antony presents the qualities of a shrewd flatterer, a
ruthless tyrant, as well as a loyal follower. Antony’s characteristics will

change as the play progresses. He will begin using flattery to get what he

wants, but he will eventually depend on his powerful relentlessness.

Furthermore, Antony uses these various attributes to make him successful.

Throughout the play, Antony uses flattering to achieve his goals.

Following the assassination of Caesar, Antony quickly grasps that he must

deal with Brutus, and he has ...

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with weeping" (III ii 116). Antony is

then able to turn the people in the crowd against Brutus by teasing them with

Caesar’s will. Antony says, "And being men, hearing the will of Caesar, it

will inflame you, it will make you mad" (III ii 144-145). This blandishment

provokes an immediate response of the crowd demanding that Antony read

Caesar’s will. Although Antony uses flattery to get what he wants, he will

also show respect for others with his devotion and ...

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Added: 5/3/2006 04:28:48 PM
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