Even before he hears Cleopatra's disclaimer and the news of her alleged death, he has become calm and only feels the futility of it all; he is to himself "indistinct, as water is in water" IV.
Passion has become not only the regulative but the constitutive force in his character. If we listen to the promptings of our blood, we hail him as demi-god, but the verdict of our reason is that he is only a futility.
Perhaps he remembered only that AEneas, ancestor and representative of the Romans The dramatic interest is intensified by the warning of Artemidorus and the suggestion of a way of escape for the protagonist.
At the conclusion of the play, when Brutus and Cassius are dead and the republicans thoroughly defeated, he publicly praises Brutus in order to set about healing the political wounds of Rome.
Hypocrisy it is not, but it comes almost to the same thing; for the easily aroused emotion soon subsides atter it has done its work and yields to some quite contrary impulsion. Brutus then explores his own desire for political power which, up to this point, has seemingly lain dormant.
Twice during Lupercal and again at Caesar's house, he makes short statements indicating that he is loyal to Caesar as dictator and as a friend. First, despite the advice of Enobarbus, he lets Cleopatra be present in the war. When the victor counts him as nought he is stung to comparisons, and feels that apart from success and external advantages he is still of greater worth: When the action begins, he is indemnifying himself with a round of indulgence for the strenuous life between the fall of Julius and the victories at Philippi, some of the toils and privations of which, passed over in the earlier play, Octavius now recalls in amazement at the contrast.
But in Shakespeare's view the final decision was not reached even at the battle of Actium. You work so hard that you have all but one aim, and that is fatness and ease. At the defiant anniversary feast his soul is so wrung with gratitude to his true servants and grief at the near farewell, that he must give his feelings words though they will discourage rather than hearten the company.
He has no concern for the welfare of the citizens of Rome who will suffer in the civil strife he has instigated, he is willing to have a nephew put to death rather than argue for his life, he seeks to keep as much as he can of Caesar's legacy to the poor of Rome, and he openly acknowledges that he will remove Lepidus from power as soon as Lepidus is no longer of use to him.
He pronounces on himself the verdict which his whole story confirms: Historical happenings that extended over nearly three years are represented in the stage action as the occurrences of six days, distributed over the acts and scenes as follows: I will to Egypt: Brutus takes on the blame for all these events and is then haunted by the ghost of Caesar, driving his ethical dilemma even further.
Antony's insight and judgment may be failing; his flashes of power may be like his flashes of jealousy, and indicate the dissolution of his being. Truly the last shreds of prudence are whirled away in his storm of recklessness and anguish and love. Act I, Scene iii. Read an in-depth analysis of Julius Caesar.
Antony - A friend of Caesar. Antony claims allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators after Caesar’s death in. Antony is a good friend of Julius Caesar who launches himself into a major position of power over the course of the play.
And, yes, this is the same Mark Antony who has a torrid love affair with Cleopatra and goes down in. Nov 19, · Julius Caesar Shakespeare: analyzing Mark Antony's Speech help?
i need quotes about specific evidence, verbal irony, loaded words, appeals to self-interest and other emotions, and suspense on antony's' speech.
and also for each quote i need the effectiveness/analysis thank you:)Status: Resolved. Julius Caesar - A great Roman general and senator, recently returned to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign.
While his good friend Brutus worries that Caesar may aspire to dictatorship over the Roman republic, Caesar seems to show no such inclination, declining the crown several times. Marc Antony In the play of Julius Caesar written by Willam Shakespeare there are various types of characters having different behaviours and specialities.
One of the most significant characters in the play is Antony. Caesar's confiding to Antony at Lupercal indicates that he trusts Antony and looks upon him as a friend in return, perhaps even as a protégé.
Antony appears at the Capitol at the beginning of Act III, Scene 1, but he does not speak before Trebonius leads him out.An analysis of mar antonys actions in shakespeares julius caesar