Mark Antony's Influence On Julius Caesar

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This political cartoon is from the tragedy play Julius Caesar. After Caesar’s death during the play, Mark Antony is asked to speak at his funeral. Brutus, Caesar’s good friend who betrayed him, conducted a speech first. The speech explained to the crowd that Julius Caesar needed to be taken away from power. Mark Antony had differing beliefs about Caesar.

He began his speech next “, Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears!” The cartoon pictured above shows Antony saying this famous line ,and the people giving him their actual ears. “Lend me your ears,” in this case means listen to me and what I am about to say. Antony’s speech then changed everyone’s belief about Julius Caesar that Brutus had given them previously.

This speech

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