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Expository Essay The decisions that one man makes can determine the length of life Rome has many people that have the characteristics to be great leaders Antony is a manipulative man Brutus is an honorable man and Octavius is a quiet strength All three men would do an excellent job in leading Rome Antony is a manipulative man This is shown throughout the play in several cases but most prominently at Caesars funeral I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse Was this ambition III ii 96-96 Antony is very cleaver in the way that he presents his case to the people He uses rhetorical questioning to show the people that Caesar was in fact not ambitious Antony also played on the peoples greed to influence them to his side I found it in his closet tis his willand they would go kiss Caesars dead wounds III ii 129 132-133 Antony is very smart in the way he does this He knows how to talk to the people to get them to believe his side of the story and revenge Caesars death Likewise Antony is conniving He uses this strength by flattering Brutus and falsely befriending the conspirators into letting him speak at Caesars funeral I doubt not of your wisdom Let each man render me his bloody hand III i 200-201 Antony presents his case in such a way that Brutus and the other conspirators think that he is on their side when in fact he really is going to turn the common people against them to revenge Caesars death by creating a war Furthermore Brutus is an honorable man giving him the chance to be a great leader Brutus is an idealist man who is optimistic about assassinating Caesar Grant that and then is death a benefit So are we Caesars friends III i 115 Brutus believes that with Caesar gone Rome will greatly benefit
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