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Analysis Of Julius Caesar Act 4

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Throughout Acts 3 & 4 of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, there are many twists and turns throughout the journey which make the story a success. Such as the favorite and well known scene of many, Act 3 Scene 1. Act 3 Scene 1 contains surprises for the reader, and provides much dialogue to the story. The scene starts off in Rome’s public square, when Caesar arrives with his conspirators to meet the soothsayer, Popilius, in which he says, “I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive.” (JC III.i.34) To say the least, Caesar’s conspirators are baffled with anxiety not knowing Popilius’s intentions when he made that comment, they are even more so on their toes that they’re tempted to kill the fortune teller, but stay patient when Brutus tells…show more content…
The conspirators all come to realize a situation that could potentially ruin all their plans, and become a dangerous factor, that Antony is nowhere to be found. They are all naive in the sense that Caesar’s murder will bring peace and freedom to Rome, when in fact, it will only cause more problems to arise; Caesar’s right hand man, Antony, will be the one takes over and causes issues in the capitol with his sense of righteousness. Putting Antony’s perspective into view, he is unusually calm. After all that has happened, Antony’s feelings are still not clear to the readers, so it is not until he views Caesar’s dead body and sees his murders bathed in his blood, that his feelings come to light. Antony is what someone would call the “perfect survivor,” even in the mere minutes of being in the presence of his kings’ dead corpse, he is already having thoughts of what to do next, and even having ones of revenge for his king. Managing to cover his feelings of seething anger and a seek for revenge, quite skillfully to say the least, he convinces the conspirators that he is an ally. Which then can be said that the conspirators are also naive to believe the king’s right hand man would be their ally; Brutus’s statement, "I know that we shall have him well to friend," (JC III.i.38) reassures the men even further. For the tone of the next scene, Shakespeare does a beautiful job in portraying Antony as the lone survivor. As Antony grieves over the loss of his companion, he compares Caesar’s body to that of a symbol of Rome: "O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth," describing Caesar as "the ruins of the noblest man." (JC III.i.41) With Antony seeking to avenge Caesar, and planning to turn the populace against the conspirators, it shows that the rest of the story is in for dangers and
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