How does Antony change throughout the play?
Antony shows how much he has changed when he delivers the funeral oration that changes the course of history, then defeats Brutus and Cassius on the battlefield at Philippi, forms a triumvirate with Octavius and Lepidus, and subsequently becomes co-ruler of the Roman world.
What kind of character is Antony?
Described as a passionate man who loves art and music, and teased by Caesar for staying out late at parties, Antony is the opposite of the coldly logical Brutus. While not perceptive enough to suspect the plot against Caesar, his masterful speech to the plebeians at Caesar’s funeral stirs up the masses to mutiny.
What does Mark Antony do in Julius Caesar?
Mark Antony, Roman politician and general, was an ally of Julius Caesar and the main rival of his successor Octavian (later Augustus). The passing of power between the three men led to Rome’s transition from a republic to an empire.
What do you think about Antony based on his first lines in the play?
What do you think about Antony based on his first lines in the play? He is loyal and obediant. How would you react to the soothsayer if you were Caesar? I would dismiss him as well because i am not superstitious.
What does Antony’s soliloquy reveal?
Marc Antony’s soliloquy functions to reveal his true thoughts about the murder of Caesar and contrast greatly with his dialogue with Brutus and Cassius earlier in the scene, where he pretends to condone their actions.
How does Antony use the phrase honorable man?
Antony uses repetition of the phrase ‘Brutus is an honorable man’ to devastating effect. Antony lists all of Caesar’s great aspects and his seeming lack of ambition, but then interjects that he must have been ambitious because Brutus says he was and ‘Brutus is an honorable man.
What does Antony say his reason for coming to the funeral?
In his oration Marc Antony claims that he has come to “bury Caesar, not to praise him”; in other words, he has come to put an end to discussion of Caesar’s ambitions and tyranny.
Why do Brutus and Antony speak to the crowd?
3) Why does Brutus allow Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral? Brutus allows Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral in the hopes that doing so will work to the conspirators’ benefit. Brutus plans to make a speech to the Roman people, outlining the reasons for Caesar’s death, and he tells Antony that he can speak afterward.
Why does the crowd cheer during this scene?
The crowd cheers during this scene because they wanted Caesar to accept the crown. What physical disabilities does Caesar have? The physical disabilities that Caesar has are “falling-down sickness’ he has seizure; this is most likely epilepsy.
What was in Julius Caesar’s will?
In his will, Julius Caesar gave 75 drachmas (about $6000 in today’s situation) to every man in Rome. He had also left all his walkways to the Roman people—in his private gardens and newly planted orchards—on the side of the Tiber River. This helped Antony in convincing the crowd about Caesar’s innocence and greatness.
Why is Cinna the poet attacked?
Cinna the poet is attacked and killed by the Roman mob because his name is the same as that of one of the conspirators. Enter Cinna the poet and after him the Plebeians.
Who read Caesar’s will at his funeral?
Does Antony read Caesar’s will?
Antony turns everyone against Brutus and the conspirators because nobody stayed to make sure that he kept his word. Why does Antony read Caesar’s will to the people? He reads it to them because it will make them mad. It indicates that Caesar could have been good for Rome.
Why does Antony tell the crowd that he does not plan to read Caesar’s will to them?
His announcement in Act III, Scene 2, that he does not plan to read Caesar’s will to the assembled commoners is designed to create a demand that he do precisely that, read the will.
How does Antony feel about Caesar’s death?
Mark Antony shows his strong feelings about Caesar’s death in his funeral oration. It is because of his powerful emotions of grief and outrage that he is able to speak with such compelling fervor. He moves the whole Roman mob to mutiny, even though they all favored the conspirators when Antony began to speak.
What reason does Antony give for why he can’t read Caesar’s will?
What reason does Antony give for why he cannot read Caesar’s will? Antony says that the will will anger the crowd, and it is not proper to know how Caesar loved his citizens. Antony fears that he has overstepped the boundaries and wronged the conspirators by mentioning the will.