Julius Caesar Loyalty Quotes

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“Some people aren’t loyal to you… They are loyal to their need of you… Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” This quote gives the realization that when someone is utterly loyal to a person, and that person dies, the person would then change drastically. One such example is Mark Antony in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. In the play, Antony displays that loyalty to one man can easily turn into greed when a person feels like they have power through manipulation. Antony as a character is run by a single cause, which is loyalty to Julius Caesar. An example of this is when he gave his soliloquy about Caesar’s death and the men that killed him. His words were self-controlled until the conspirators left, and when they did, he shouted: “Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice / Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war, / That this foul deed shall smell above the earth / With carrion men, groaning for war.” (III.i.254-276). This …show more content…

If you can control the meaning of words, then you can control the people that must use the words.” This quote by Phillip K. Dick shows that manipulation can be used to change people’s beliefs to suit the manipulator’s will. A way that Shakespeare does this is when Antony gives the speech at Caesar's funeral and states “And being men, hearing the will of Caesar, / It will Inflame you, it will make you mad. / ‘Tis good you know not that you are his heirs, / For if you should, O, what would come of it?” (III.ii.140-143) He also uses Caesar’s mantle as a visual and continues to describe the conspirators as they stabbed Caesar. (III.ii.167-186) This revealed that he deliberately tried to anger his audience to turn against the conspirators and riot. It also reveals that he manipulated the crowd into doing what he wanted them to by making himself seem more like them. Manipulation though, can give a sense of power and

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