He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is a honourable man. By this it shows that Antony is intelligent and has courage for he mocks Brutus and his accusations. And it shows how he can manipulate the crowd by telling of Caesars wonderful accomplishments. Antony then shows his anger towards the conspirators by getting the mob to release their anger by rioting and going out and killing the conspirators.
Julius Caesar Act I Graphic Organizer Name|Character Notes|Important Quotes|Evidence of Loyalty (to whom? )| Flavius|Annoyed with the crowd because they are too fickle. |“?Go, go, good countrymen, and to make up for having done wrong, gather up all the poor men like yourselves, lead them to the Tiber, and weep into the river until it overflows its banks.”?|MURELLUS to Falvius| Marullus|Annoyed with the crowd because they are too fickle. |Why would you celebrate it? What victory does he bring home?
Brutus is an honerable man.... the words chosen by Mark Anthony in William Shakespeare's popular play "Julius Caesar." Anthony starts the speech off speaking how Brutus just explained how Caesar was an ambitious man which is why he was murdered. Anthony argues with that stating how Caesar gave to the needy when they needed, "When the poor has cried, Caesar has wept." Following this statement he mocks Brutus saying, "But Caesar was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man." After that was all stated he reminded the people how Carsar did turn down the kings crown multiple times, "I thrice presented him a kinlgy crown, Which he did thrice refuse."
In the different time periods that they ruled, Macbeth and Ozymandias were very commanding kings. Arrogance, ruthlessness, and selfishness are among many of the faults ending their reign as kings. When comparing these great men there are many things that can be cultured about the downfall of excessively ambitious kings. The ostentatious nature of both King Macbeth and Ozymandias vibrantly is shown throughout their reign as king. These men are praised by many which is what led to their conceited temperament.
Julius Caesar’s zeal and overconfidence that he became invincible in both Rome and battle, because his soldiers resected and doted him; he mentally conceived that he could pursue whatever he wanted. This led to his demise. Some members of the Senate got together to discussion a way to kill Caesar. They felt like they were defending the republic. There were many proposals and discussions on a way to kill him.
This line reveals Antony’s hatred towards blood, especially since it is Caesar’s. The presence of blood angers him because the sight of it reminds him of Caesar’s murderers, Brutus, Cassius, Casca and the rest of the conspirators. He does not think Caesar, an accomplished and well-respected man, deserves to die. Therefore, he accuses the conspirators of shedding the valuable blood of a prestigious man. Antony prophesies that Caesar’s death will plunge Italy into chaos, which is an example of violent imagery.
Whenever he described an enemy he made them appear as though they were war mad barbarians out to destroy the fragile balance of Roman power in Gaul. This played on the common belief that most Romans had that everybody in Gaul was bloodthirsty and willing to kill whenever. Most of the times, with the use of hindsight, we can see that Caesar had ulterior motives. However, at the time it seemed like whatever he did was only to protect Rome. Along with depicting Gauls and Germans as bloodthirsty barbarians, he also used his own soldiers to stir emotions in his readers.
In the play Julius Caesar quite a few characters demonstrate some or all of these qualities, one of them being Mark Antony. As a leader Antony is manipulative and morally wrong, he exhibits poor and untrustworthy conduct and after Caesar's death he is blinded by rage and begins to make a reputation for himself, some of it good, some of it evil. After Caesar's death, Antony's character begins to undergo a dramatic change that is very new and very evident to the reader. It is first shown in Act three, scene two; Brutus has just given his speech, he has managed to get the audience all hyped up and angry towards the dead man Caesar, that is when the humble and dumb jock that is Mark Antony arrives. His hands stained from Caesar's blood, his face wet with tears.
Facing Brute, Caesar believed him easily. Caesar was so credulous that he relaxed his vigilance. On the other hand, after he got many great achievements, he became arrogant and conceited. He din not care augur’s prediction, and he think protection by guard is a sign of weakness. All in all, Caesar’s failure is the limitation of age and ruling class.
We may go round our history books either lambasting or extolling powerful leaders, but we will always come to the conclusion that power does corrupt a man. The thirst for power is unbounded and the lamentable consequences often quash a man. Getting power is just the onset of melancholy, disaster, lugubriousness and sorrow. All the leaders throughout history were undoubtedly very strong and were feared but we often learn that they were sordid, uncouth, perpetrators, lascivious, perplexed and unscrupulous. They often committed a myriad of staggering sins and believed they were masters of perpetuity.