What makes Antony in Julius Caesar a villain?

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Let us remember that Antony is supposedly a staunch supporter of Caesar. However, what he does after Caesar's death is to deliberately whip up the crowd of Roman citizens with his speech so as to unleash a riot on Rome and defy the conspirators. He shows himself to be just as manipulative and power-hungry as the conspirators themselves. Note what he says when the Citizens leave the scene determined to start a riot:

Now let it work: Mischief, thou art afoot,

Take thou what course thou wilt.

He deliberately sets...

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