Read an Antony - A friend of Caesar. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. Alas, you know not: I must tell you then: You have forgot the will I told you of. And none so poor to do him reverence. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interrèd with their bones. In the Capitol, rather than confront all of the conspirators, he concentrates on Brutus' naive sense of honor and nobility.
If we do meet again, we'll smile indeed. But, Lepidus, go you to Caesar's house;. Octavius, I have seen more days than you: And though we lay these honours on this man, To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads, He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, To groan and sweat under the business, Either led or driven, as we point the way; And having brought our treasure where we will, Then take we down his load, and turn him off, Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears, And graze in commons. Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me. Impulsive and unscrupulous, Cassius harbors no illusions about the way the political world works. If any, speak; for him have I offended.
Had I as many eyes as thou hast wounds, Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood, It would become me better than to close In terms of friendship with thine enemies. Mark Antony, shall we give sign of battle? So does Antony have magical powers or something? O, what a fall was there, my countrymen! Who is here so base that would be a bondman? Mark Antony will join the conspirators; because he disagrees with Octavius, he decides it is better to win than to die. Let's stay and hear the will. As 's friend and right-hand man, he gave the funeral oration after 's assassination which turned the tide of popular opinion against the assassins. As Plutarch describes: She received several letters, both from Antony and from his friends, to summon her, but she took no account of these orders; and at last, as if in mockery of them, she came sailing up the river Cydnus, in a barge with gilded stern and outspread sails of purple, while oars of beat time to the of flutes and fifes and harps. Second Citizen I will hear Cassius; and compare their reasons, When severally we hear them rendered. So he gets straight to the point: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
Flavius - A tribune an official elected by the people to protect their rights. He tries to seem to have brought no passion to his deed as assassin. I prefer it because it's in color and is more modern with superior action sequences, like Caesar's brutal assassination and the climatic battle. Third Citizen The noble Brutus is ascended: silence! Fourth Citizen 'Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here. Whether or not you'll like this film depends on if you favor The Bard and iambic pentameter.
Powerful men fight with rhetoric rather than with violence. But while feigning loyalty, he plans revenge. Do you believe that Cassius was more or less successful than Brutus in addressing the mob? The conspirator Casca enters and tells Brutus of a ceremony held by the plebeians. First Citizen We'll burn the house of Brutus. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! Live a thousand years, I shall not find myself so apt to die: No place will please me so, no mean of death, As here by Caesar, and by you cut off, The choice and master spirits of this age. Second Citizen Give him a statue with his ancestors. I do desire no more.
Do grace to: honor, pay respect to. Only be patient till we have appeased The multitude, beside themselves with fear, And then we will deliver you the cause, Why I, that did love Caesar when I struck him, Have thus proceeded. Cleopatra, however, manipulated her entrance to Tarsus in such a way that she immediately cast a spell over Antony which he would never be able to break. She warns Caesar against going to the Senate on the Ides of March, since she has had terrible nightmares and heard reports of many bad omens. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interréd with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. In his soliloquy in the Capitol, Antony reveals that he intends to create civil strife throughout Italy, and in his oration he sets it off to a promising start. On 15 March, Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, urges him not to go to the Senate.
He progressively hits upon the notes of ambition and honourable in a cadence that soon calls both terms into question. Thus when Caesar falls, the world falls into chaos. As they approach the Senate House, Trebonius manages to pull aside and away from Caesar, thus making him more vulnerable to attack. Antony is able to influence the crowd because he flatters them and uses repetition and poetry to drive his points home. With this careful manipulation, Antony overcomes Brutus, who instead addressed the crowd in prose, syllogisms and logic. Brutus tells the masses that he loved Caesar more than any of them, but that he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more.
Act Three, Scene Three Cinna the poet not Cinna the conspirator is unable to sleep that night and wanders through the streets of Rome. People still say 'Friends, Romans, countrymen…! Antony stops them and finally reads the will, in which Caesar has given every Roman citizen seventy-five drachmas and the freedom to roam his land. Mocking: Shakespeare exchanges the rhetoric of powerful men for insults to show the demise of the Republic. This was the noblest Roman of all All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them. He sees the soothsayer and tells the man that the ides of March have come. And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords; Then walk we forth even to the marketplace, And, waving our red weapons o'er our heads, Let's all cry out 'peace, freedom, and liberty! Caesar's greatest flaw is his refusal to acknowledge his mortality. I did not list my main points in the introduction of the first speech but I did in my last.
Read an Cassius - A talented general and longtime acquaintance of Caesar. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest, — For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they all, all honorable men, — Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. Now mark him, he begins again to speak. What do the opening scenes of act 5 foreshadow about the resolution of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? Mark Antony provides solid proof of Caesar's benevolent nature and demonstrates that he was undeserving of such a brutal death. This gives us reason to believe that the play was written towards the end of 1598 and beginning of 1599. Which type of language is used in this excerpt? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. Why do you cross me in this exigent? She thought it fitter he should come to her; so, willing to show his good-humour and courtesy, he complied, and went.