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Mark Antony

Mark Antony Study Guide Character Overview Mark Antony is one of the many main characters in William Shakespeare’s world famous play ‘Julius Caesar’. In the play, he is a confident and devoted follower of Julius Caesar, and also his loyal friend. After the murder of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony sides with Octavius, Caesars nephew, to bring to justice the conspirators. Mark Antony is an accomplished soldier and a skilled leader. He is politically shrewd and he has the ability to use the power of...

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Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

Mark Antony It is human nature to change one's personality to fit the situation. People behave differently when speaking to a dignitary that when talking to a friend. Over time one can change due to a loss or gain of power, sometimes for the better or worse. In Julius Caesar, for example, Mark Antony goes through several changes. Mark Antony loved Julius Caesar, yet when he passed away Mark Antony swears vengeance, and ultimately is corrupted by the power of running a country. At the...

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Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

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...

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Mark Antony Character Traits

Evidence: Mark Antony proclaims that it is “dearer than thy death” for Caesar to see Antony shake the hands of “thy foes” and describes Caesar as “like a deer”, attacked by “many princes”. Context: After the conspirators left, when Antony is alone with Caesar’s body. Evidence: Mark Antony expressed his intentions for revenge by saying that ‘woe to the hand’ which ‘shed this costly blood’ and ‘he prophesy’ that a ‘curse shall light’ on ‘the limbs of men’. Evidence: Mark Antony also says that...

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Mark Antony and Cleopatra

World History/ English 10 May 2013 Cleopatra VII She was a woman of powerful ambition, a keen sense of intelligence and charm. She had political skills that made a great mark on history. Her name was Cleopatra VII Thea Philopater, or just Cleopatra VII. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. and died August 3, 30 B.C.. She played a very important role in her father’s life helping him rule. She was the lover of three men, all who were rulers. She was not a typical teenager at age 17, or even close to being...

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"Julius Caesar" Brutus and Mark Antony Speech Comparison

Analysis The speeches given by both Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the audience that they are given to, but rhetorical devices were used in different ways in order for each to have an effect on the people of Rome. In Brutus’s speech, he uses devices such as rhetorical question and antithesis to convince the Romans that he and the conpirators did a good deed by killing Caesar. In Mark Antony’s speech, he sways them to believe that...

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Julius Caesar Comparative Essay: Mark Antony and Marcus Brutus

Italy. The play covers events surrounding and including the death of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony is his trusted friend and supporter. Another friend of Caesar, but much less of a supporter, is Marcus Brutus, who is a leader of the conspiracy against Caesar. While Antony and Brutus are both friends of Caesar, other character traits including courage, loyalty, and sincerity set them apart from each other. Antony and Brutus are both admirably courageous. It took great courage for Brutus to kill Caesar...

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Speech of Antony

Mark Antony's speech at the funeral of Julius Caesar gave off a tone of respect and appreciation toward Brutus through use of his specific diction. However, the tone is sarcastic and suggestive. Antony makes reference several times to Brutus being an honorable man. After repetition, the word honorable loses it's significance and become more of a joke. Not only does it lose it's significance, but it is also mocking Brutus by discrediting what he had said. Mark Antony's word choice throughout his speech...

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Julius Ceasar - Comparative Essay on the speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus

Comparative Essay on the speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's greatest works. It is about a group of conspirators in Rome who kill their king, Julius Caesar. The play follows the life of Brutus (at the time) - a conspirator yet an honourable man. His rival throughout the novel is Mark Antony- Caesar’s good friend. The pair’s likeness and unlikeness becomes clear at Caesar’s funeral where both make a speech justifying what one another is doing. Brutus appeals...

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Mark Antony's Speech

How does Mark Antony persuade the crowd to reject the conspirators in Act III.3 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar? During Mark Antony’s compelling speech, he uses various techniques to convince the crowd that the conspirators are murderers not legends. Because the plebians were easily swayed, Mark Antony had this opportunity. To make sure the crowd took his points seriously, Mark Antony has to appear fair and wise. He knows that the plebians are strongly in favour of Brutus, as Brutus has just given...

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