After the assassination of Julius Caesar, the protagonist appears. Who is this person, and what does he want?
How have we been prepared for his appearance?
"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare.
Marc Antony is the protagonist after Caesar is assassinated. He is bent on destroying the cold-blooded murderers. Brutus and the other conspirators flee, escaping with their lives. Fully aware that Antony is determined to avenge Caesar's death, Brutus leads the conspirators in trying to save their lives.
Antony will stop at nothing to see that Caesar's murderers are brought to justice. Antony truly loved Caesar. He is not power hungry as Caesar was. Although Brutus felt compelled to kill Caesar because he was too ambitious, the act has now caused turmoil and endangered the conspirators' lives.
Antony wants justice. He wants Brutus and the other conspirators to pay for the death of Caesar. He wants their blood to spill as did they spill Caesar's blood.
Is Antony justified for desiring the conspirators blood is the question. Did Brutus and the other conspirators have a right to kill Caesar? I believe they did. I believe Brutus was indeed an honorable man who desired to protect the freedoms of his countrymen.
Antony is acting out of hurt for his dear friend Caesar.