Ceasar About Antony

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Ceasar About Antony

What Cassius says about Antony: "You know not what...that which he will
utter?" Pg. 582 lines 233-236. This shows that the conspirators are afraid of
what Antony will say in his oration to the mob. Cassius is trying to make Brutus
see what Antony is really up to, but Brutus is too caught up in honor to notice.

What Antony does: He speaks to the crowd making them feel sorry for him, ashamed
of themselves, and hate the conspirators. He causes them to go into an angry
rage in scene 3. What Antony feels: "O pardon me thou...gentle with these
butchers." Pg. 582 lines 254-236. Antony has made a deal with the conspirators
that have killed his best friend. This quote is after the conspirators have
left, and he is talking to the corpse of Caesar. He spills his true intentions
and gives word of his counter conspiracy. He feels that even though the men are
honorable, that they have butchered a man that could have been reasoned with and
brought out of what it was he did wrong. What Antony says: "Let each man
render me his bloody hand...My credit now stands on such slippery ground that
one of two bad ways you must conceit me...." Pg. 580 lines 184-194 He leads
the conspirators on to trust him, when in fact, he wants to be able to speak to
the mob. He uses a vicious pun so that he knows what he is talking about, but
the conspirators think that he is simply talking about the blood on the ground
being slippery. Caesar- What Caesar says: "Et tщ Brute? Then fall

Caesar!" Pg. 577 line 77 Caesar is shocked that Brutus, his most loyal friend
would do this. His mask comes off at this point and shows his personal face.

Throughout the play, he has put himself as an arrogant official, and only when
he is around his friends does he show his true identity. This is so important
because marks the point when Caesarís spirit enters Antonyís revenge. The
play comes to its climax in this line. What Caesar does: Caesar refuses to let

Publius Cimber back into Rome. He, in a way, kills himself by the way he
responds. He puts himself up as a god-like man and almost says he is in control
of his own destiny. This gives the conspirators final reason to kill him, and
they do. What Antony says about Caesar: Through his oration, Antony shows all of

Caesarís good traits, and attacks the "bad" ones. He says that Caesar was
generous, using the will as a testament to that, and he states that Caesar would
weep with the people if ever the people wept. The Mob What the mob says: "It
is no matter, his name is Cinna. Pluck but his name out of his heart, and turn
him going." Pg. 593 lines 30-31 The mob does not care that Cinna is not a
conspirator. He just is unfortunately and ironically the first they stumble
upon. More ironic is that his name is the same as one of the conspirators. The
mix up of names can be deadly, and this is proof of it. What the mob does:

"Tear him, tear him! Come, brands. Ho, firebrands-to Brutusí, to Cassiusí!

Burn all. Burn Deciusí house and some to Cascaís, some to Ligariusí. Away,
go!" Pg. 593 lines 32-33. They murder the innocent Cinna because he,
tragically, has the same name as a conspirator. The mob treats him indecently
and unfairly, and he is killed as a result. Antony had riled the mob up, before
this tragic scene. They were made to feel sorry for Antony and ashamed they had
revoked Caesar. They were after the conspirators. When they confront Cinna,

Shakespeare shows them as an intelligent Roman mob. Even the best of people can
be horrible in large groups. They brutally murder Cinna and have no remorse
afterward. What Brutus thinks of the mob: Brutus conceives the mob as an
intelligent group of Romans. This is his flaw. He thinks that the citizens will
accept his intellectual approach to the murder. He has put it on a higher plane
that the mob cannot understand, so they are left confused and vulnerable to

Antonyís speech. Brutus What Brutus says: "...not that I loved Caesar less,
but I loved Rome more." Brutus is addressing the angry crowd after the murder,
trying to calm them with reasons. These reasons, however, are not only for the
crowd. Brutus is attempting to convince himself that the murdering was a just
cause. He uses Caesarís

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