Act Three, Scene One Caesar is headed to the Senate House with all of the conspirators surrounding him. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information: The effects of power: Students should discuss the ways that power was explored in the play including the conspirators' reasons for the assassination, Caesar's behavior in acts 1 through 3, Brutus' and Cassius' reactions to Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony's ascent to the Second Triumvirate, and the ways that the pursuit of power led to the Battle of Philippi. After reading The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, why could the reader consider Mark Antony the antagonist of Brutus? At the Capitol, by having Brutus repeat his promises, Antony succeeds in placing him on the defensive and in establishing a means to evade the more difficult questions being raised by Cassius. Mark Antony has had a very exciting and most interesting life. The play is supposedly based on a true Roman story about the assassination of Caesar, but nobody is completely sure. Brutus: Born of noble parents, Brutus is a Roman senator and a well-respected rhetorician noble status.
Antony then made a new proposal: Caesar would retain only two of his eight legions and the governorship of if he was allowed to stand for the Consulship in absentia. Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte. Next, after the plebeians beg, Antony reads Caesar's will after descending into the masses and standing next to Caesar's body. The proscribed were named on public lists, stripped of citizenship, and outlawed. Caesar had entrusted the defense of Illyricum to , Antony's younger brother, and. With the war over, Antony was sent back to Rome to act as Caesar's protector against Pompey and the other Optimates.
Chief among them were and. Shakespeare's play might just depict Mark Antony's finest hour - taking up the cause of an assassinated friend and demonstrating a strong sense of justice and loyalty that changed history forever. The leader of the country has to be able to communicate with the people as well because if he gets the people of the country to listen, then. Cleopatra was not afraid to seize what is presented Grochowski, 2005. Casca relates to Cassius and Brutus how Antony offered the crown to Caesar three times and how each time Caesar declined it.
On the contrary, he is secretly plotting to get his revenge on all of the assassins. Out of respect for Julius Caesar, the people did not really give much attention to the fact that Julius Caesar married a foreign woman albeit having a Roman wife McManus, 2001. The fact that Octavius has the last say in the play shows that he is the next leader. Antony is also able to flatter the vast angry crowd in order to get his way. Together they carry out Caesar's body.
Furthermore, he is able to get what he wants with his ruthless state of mind. By the end of the funeral, the crowd, once supportive of Brutus, turns into a raging mob, bent on vengeance. Marc Antony, His World and His Contemporaries. Antony quickly recants his agreement with the murderers, and tells Cassius that he almost joined them after shaking their hands, was swayed at the sight of Caesar's body. Antony was appointed administrator of Italy while Caesar eliminated political opponents in Greece, North Africa, and Spain.
By age twenty, Antony had amassed an enormous debt. Brutus' first grave mistake is allowing Mark Antony to live. Caesar's glory in conquering Gaul had served to further strain his alliance with Pompey, who, having grown jealous of his former ally, had drifted away from Caesar's democratic Populares party towards the oligarchic faction led by Cato. Antony Antony proves strong in all of the ways that Brutus proves weak. Because of his health, Octavian remained in camp while his lieutenants assumed a position on the left flank opposite Brutus.
She, whom has captured the hearts of two great men, has left the name to equal beauty, seduction, love and femininity all in one. He was misunderstood by all, and his true leadership qualities were underestimated. Antony joined Caesar at the western and at. Caesar's tragic flaw is his anger; Brutus' flaw is his manipulative nature. Several times Antony was summoned to Rome, but remained in Alexandria with Cleopatra.
Under the Treaty of Tarentum, Antony provided a large naval force for Octavian's use against Sextus while Octavian promised to raise new legions for Antony to support his invasion of Parthia. Overall, the Roman army had achieved a complete victory with Ventidius' three successive victories forcing the Parthians back across the Euphrates. All public actions required favorable auspices, granting the college considerable influence. Antony was devoted and preferred to be dependent upon Julius Caesar since he rather have enjoyed life than to claim the highest position in the government. Antony's association with allowed him to achieve greater prominence. While Antony was serving Gabinius in the East, the domestic political situation had changed in Rome. The play still captures human interest, but it is not for the sentimental romance of Romeo and Juliet.