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Antony has been described as a self-seeking politician of no scruples Do you agree Support your answer with close reference to the text Antony appears to be loyal to Caesar but his loyalty hides his underlying deceitful nature Antony uses Caesars death to his advantage Antony capitalises on the opportunity it presents and progresses to become the victor and ruler of Rome There is no doubt that early in the play Antony is portrayed as a very loyal and trustworthy character Caesar trusts him and holds him as a close friend As seen when Caesar calls on Antonys opinions about Cassius tell me truly what thou thinkst of him as at the time Caesar was ruler and it was very rare that rulers ask people for their opinions unless they were a close friend Antonys loyalty is shown when Caesar asks him to touch Calphurnia on the holly chase Antony replies When Caesar says Do this it is performd this shows Antony is loyal and obedient to Caesars will After Caesars death Antony again shows his loyalty and asks if he is to be killed he would like to be killed by the side of the noble Caesar If I myself there is no hour so fit As Caesars deaths hour No place will please me so no mean of death As here by Caesar this shows that he holds Caesar as a very noble man and that he loved him However Antony then appears to make friends with the conspirators when he addresses them after Caesars death Friends I am with you all and love you all Here Antony shows true deceit for Antony is not their friend but rather their enemy Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood and pronounces that he will create war among the people to revenge Caesars death Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all parts of ItalyCaesars spirit raging for
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