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The Dual Roles of Marc Antony I come not friends to steal away your hearts I am no orator as Brutus is says Marc Antony during his famous persuasion of the Plebeians at the Forum But as you know me all a plain blunt man This couldnt be further from the truth Throughout Act III in the famous Shakespearian play Julius Caesar Marc Antony is notorious for using his cunning speaking skills that give him a double personality This gives him both roles of being a supporter of Brutus plan in killing Caesar and a conniver against the man who took the life of his close friend To live up to his promise to Brutus that he will show his support towards him Caesar often repeats himself in his famous oratory by saying that Brutus is an honorable man This puts the Plebeians under the impression that his motive is not to criticize Brutus but to show his support of the murderer He maintains this role well by saying For Brutus as you all know was Caesars angel which still lets his audience think that while he is making them overcome with emotion for Caesars death he is not trying to turn them against Brutus Although Marc Antony does a very good job as acting as Brutus friend he still manages to stir up and angry mob against Brutus He does this in several ways The first way that he does this is by capturing the audiences hearts by recalling what a good friend Caesar was to him He also stirs up emotion by gathering the crowd around the corps body and pretending to recall various signifigant events within the ex-rulers life An example of this is when he calls attention to Caesars mantle and explains that it was worn on a summers evening in his tent That day he overcame the Nervii Antony also turns the citizens of Rome against Caesar by
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