Can anyone tell me which points I must consider when I am writing about the character of Marc Antony?I am doing an assignment on the character sketch of Marc Antony. Therefore, I need some points...
Can anyone tell me which points I must consider when I am writing about the character of Marc Antony?
I am doing an assignment on the character sketch of Marc Antony. Therefore, I need some points that can help me do my assignment well. You can also tell me some parts of scenes which reveal his character.
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Antony is incredibly loyal to Caesar (Act I, scene ii). Caesar commands him to touch Calpurnia when he's running the foot race, and Antony's response is "When Caesar says do this, it is performed." Antony also avenges Caesar's death at in Act III.
Antony is also intelligent, shrewd and a persuasive speaker. He is able to manipulate the conspirators into letting him speak at Caesars funeral and he is able to have the body (Act III, scene i). During his funeral speech, he uses all forms of rhetoric to get his point across--appealing to emotion, reverse psychology, rhetorical questioning, sarcasm, tears, among others.
Though Antony is loyal to Caesar, he has a few negative characteristics. Caesar indicates that Antony is a party-goer and a ladies' man (Act II, scene ii)--which is also historically accurate. Also, once Antony has control of the people of Rome, he starts to abuse that power, as can be seen in Act IV, scene i. He is using his power to kill people who have done him wrong, rather than using his power to avenge Caesar's death. He is also rude to Lepidus, and becomes belligerent with Octavian in Act V.