Julius Caesar Character Analysis Anthony

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Government officials commonly state their opinions on important subjects so that commoners will be able to figure out how they will Some act once in power. This outward appearance does not always convey all of their thoughts. actions, purely for image, conceal the thoughts inside their heads and makes predicting someone difficult. This display of how people want to be seen is defined as a facade. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare creates facades for the historical figures he uses as characters. The audience knows the intentions of most characters and watches while characters fail due to the flaws they were aware of all along. This failure of noble characters makes this play a tragedy. In order to remain strong to the citizens of…show more content…
At first, Antony is full of grief and express some anger at how every great accomplishment Caesar had ended so terribly, in a pool of his own blood. However, when Cassius reminds Antony that they had done it for a good reason Antony responds, “Pardon me, Caius Cassius. / The enemies of Caesar shall say this; / Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty” (III.i.232-234). This is Antony’s attempt to mend the idea that he might have been against the conspirators for if they knew his true intent at that moment they most likely would have stabbed him too. Being a surprisingly clever man, Antony agrees to everything the conspirators say and ends up being exactly as Brutus had guessed. Despite his calm attitude, Antony quickly releases his disgust at the conspirators as soon as he is left alone with Caesar. Once alone with Caesar’s corpse, Antony exclaims, “O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers” (III.i.280-281). Antony apologizes for being kind to the people who killed the most beautiful ruler of all time and lets all the audience know he will not allow Caesar to die without taking revenge. After his soliloquy, Antony gives a speech during Caesar’s funeral for all the Romans who surround him. Using knowledge of human nature, much like Cassius, Antony turns all the…show more content…
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar includes many hidden motives only known to the audience, which makes the play a tragedy. Most of the characters are expected to remain as calm and loyal as they have always been; however, persuasion is strong and thoughts are hard to predict. Complex characters are entertaining to watch as their secrets entice the audience to keep watching and wait to see how their secrets may
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