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Antony's Manipulation of the Mob in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Summary: In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony uses several brilliant tactics to manipulate the commoners and incite them to wreak havoc. Specific scenes and quotes are cited.
Antony uses a number of brilliant tactics to manipulate the commoners and ultimately to incite them to wreck havoc. Antony begins by immediately associating himself with the conspirators, "For Brutus' sake, I am beholding to you", (III. ii. 71) and through smartly allying himself with them, he gains the mob's undivided attention and respect. He then affirms Caesar's ambition with added cautious phrases vindicating his support for the conspiracy, "For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they all, all honorable men.." (91-92) However, Antony contradicts himself with evidence that many of Caesar's actions were just and honorable, "He hath brought many captives home to Rome...Did...Caesar seem ambitious"...When...poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." (97-101) Pretending to be overwhelmed, Antony weeps, claiming that his "heart is in the coffin there with Caesar", (116) allowing his argument to sink into the...

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