Marc Antony In Julius Caesar Research Paper

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“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones” (III. ii. 74-5). This is one of Marc Antony’s most famous quotes in Antony's Funeral Oration in “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare (rpt. Elements in Literature. Fourth Course. Austin: Holt, 2003 [775-877]). Marc Antony was a main character in the play. Antony throughout played a vital role in the fall of the conspirators in Scene V where he fought Brutus and Cassius and won the Battle of Philippi . Also Antony was in the second triumvirate with Octavius Caesar and Lepidus making him a very important man. Marc Antony can be described by the words hedonistic, loyal, cunning, courageous, and resourceful. Marc Antony was hedonistic in many ways. When Caesar is talking to Antony he says, “He loves no plays as thou dost, Antony” (I.ii.203). Caesar means Antony likes to go out and watch plays and have fun. Also Cassius said, “... He is given; To sports and much company” (II.i.187). This means that Antony likes to do…show more content…
Antony had to be resourceful to get through in Acts III and V after Caesar’s death. “But here's the parchment with the seal of Caesar; I found it in his closet, ‘tis his will” (III.ii.130-1) Antony was resourceful to use the will to get the people on his side in his speech in Act II Scene II. Antony also was resourceful later in the speech using the contents of the will to reassuring he winning over the people. “Titinius is enclosed round about… He’s ta’en” (V.iii.30-4). Antony was also resourceful through the Battle of Philippi, for example when he was fighting Cassius he won by enclosing them in. This is just one of the many examples of Antony’s superior leadership and resourcefulness in the battle. Antony showed his resourcefulness mostly in Act V during the Battle of Philippi, but he also showed it a bit in his speech in Act III Scene

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