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The Switching of Antony's Loyalty in "Julius Caesar"

Summary: William Shakespeare made his play "Julius Caesar" interesting to readers through switching the loyalty of his characters as the story progresses. This is especially true in the case of Antony during his speech in Act III, during Caesar's funeral; he initially shows his loyalty to Caesar, then offers pretended loyalty to Brutus and the other conspirators in Caesar's murder, and then returns to his loyalty to Caesar as he persuades his audience to consider the conspirators as traitors.
Most of William Shakespeare's plays have been successful and well-known throughout centuries, including "Julius Caesar." In this play, Shakespeare makes the loyalty of his characters, especially Antony, shifting as the story progresses. He shows how loyal Antony is to Caesar at first, but later his loyalty splits: First, offering his pretended loyalty for Brutus, Antony plans to protect himself from his own assassination that is designed by the conspirators, and then he revenges Caesar's murder.

Antony appears early in the play with his loyalty fully for Caesar and he is reinforcing Caesar's will. Antony has fought with Caesar against Pompey, therefore he is described as a son of Caesar, and even as Caesar's right hand. The Festival of Lupercal is the opening scene where Antony is portrayed as a true, loyal friend of Caesar. When Caesar tells him to touch Calpurnia, Caesar's wife, with a belief that she...

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