After Caesar is killed, Antony becomes very mournful and outrage by the treachery of the conspirators that killed Caesar. Antony asks for just to a speech at Caesars funeral and Brutus grants him that one wish. Antony is a very intelligent man and he has the ability to manipulate a crowd with his speeches. For example in Act 3 During Antony speech he says But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him. Like Antony said “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In other words Antony is just saying that Caesar really loved and cared about Rome no matter what. Lastly in Act 3 Scene 2 Mark Antony has now seen the assassination of his dear beloved Caesar and he wants to say a speech at his funeral. But in order to do this he must get in the good graces of the conspirators; therefore Rome can know what happen to their beloved Caesar.
By using this technique the audience trust him, and believe what he says. He refers to that tragedy by giving a hint when he says: “Watched it run its bloody course”. In The play “View from Bridge”, Alfieri’s character and function are very important because he creates the tension and interaction between the audience and the characters in the play. ” Miller used “Bridge” to sell his theory that true tragic heroes may well emerge from the common run of contemporary lives. So eager was he to make the point that he even included a one-man Greek chorus, an Italian-born lawyer named Alfieri, who speaks loftily about the grandeur of the story’s “bloody course” of incestuous longings and fatal consequences.” (Ben Brantley lines 22-29) Alfieri has two functions, first as a character, and second as a narrator.
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.
ii. 105-106). He wants the crowd to feel sympathetic toward him, and it works. Antony also manipulates them by describing the conspirators’ stabbing Caesar. “Look, in this place ran Cassius’ dagger through; / See what a rent the envious Casca made; / Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabbed” (III.
Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, retells the actions of the title character's assassination for the benefit of Rome and the aftermath of said event. The audience follows the lead up to the Assassination as well as taking a glimpse of the post-Caesar world via the perspectives of several characters, namely Brutus and Cassius, the two main conspirators of the assassination plot. Brutus and Cassius are both polar opposites, but due to careful analysis by the audience, Brutus would be a better leader in the public eye, has significant respect from the people and is nobler in his actions than Cassius. Cassius would be seem as the more devious of the two, but he lacks integrity and only assassinates Caesar out of jealously, rather than the greater good like Brutus. But due to Brutus being mislead and easily manipulated by Cassius, Brutus would be a more suitable leader to lead Post-Caesar Rome than Cassius, but not to convincingly lead the conspiracy against Caesar.
Later, however, when speaking a funeral oration over Caesar’s body, he spectacularly persuades the audience to withdraw its support of Brutus and instead condemn him as a traitor. With tears on his cheeks and Caesar’s will in his hand, Antony engages
The passage begins with a speech given by Brutus to the conspirators, followed by the debate of involving Cicero in the conspiracy, and the dilemma of whether Marc Antony should be killed along with Caesar. Shakespeare uses dialogue and various figures of speech to bring out an emotional response in the audience. Brutus’s speeches show us the power of his words and how easily they can have an influence on the rest of the conspirators. He delivers a highly effective speech on why Romans like them must not take oaths, because the thought of the future state of Rome under Caesar’s tyrannical rule must motivate them to keep their word. He states that oaths are only for cowards and feeble old people, and people who cannot be trusted for they would otherwise have broken it.
Believing that Antony was in a state of passivity, Brutus indicates that there is no reason for any suspicion and welcomes him whole-heartedly into their circle of conspirators. Brutus – “To you our swords have leaden points, Mark Antony…Of brothers’ temper do receive you in with all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.” Shakespeare ultimately demonstrates the conflicting perspectives of Antony within the aside between Brutus and Cassius. ASIDE Cassius – “Do not consent that Antony speak in his funeral. Know you how much the people may be moved by that which he will utter? Brutus – “Have all true rites and lawful ceremonies.
According to the Freytag’s Pyramid structure of plot development, Act 3 constitutes the climax of the action of the play. The action in the given extract showcases the famous funeral oration rendered by Brutus and is his attempt to convince the Roman public that Caesar’s death was inevitable. The conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius had succeeded in killing Caesar in Act 3, Scene 1 of the play. As there was complete chaos and pandemonium among the people, following the brutal murder, the conspirators decided to address the crowds so as to calm them down and to justify to them their reasons for the rebellion, which were, “liberty, freedom and enfranchisement”. They did not want the people to think of them as cold blooded murderers.