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In the play Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are two characters that are alike in so many ways but also very different Marcus Brutus Brutus and Marcus Antonius Antony have many differences and similarities Brutus is Caesars friend and Antony is Caesars right-hand man Their personalities are quite different Brutus is sincerely emotional and hes very strong in his beliefs But hes influenced by Cassius In act III scene II Brutus says With this I depart that as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death Antony is also strong in his beliefs but is insincerely emotional and is influenced by the ambitious Caesar In act III scene III lines 262-263 Antony says Now let it work Mischief thou art afoot Take thou what course thou wilt They had very different purposes Brutuss purposes were to keep Rome stable Everything he did was for the good of Rome and keep his honor In act IV scene III lines 21-28 Brutus says What shall one of us that struck down the man of all this world but for supporting robbers shall we now contaminate our fingers with base bribes and sell the mighty space of our large honors for so much trash as may be grasped thus Id rather be a dog and bay the moon than such a Roman Antonys purposes were to serve Caesar and after Caesar dies to avenge Caesar In act V scene I lines 39-40 Antony says Villains You did not so when your vile daggers hacked one another in the sides of Caesar Their values were totally different To Brutus honor was all and everything he did was for
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