Noblest Roman of All
The noblest Roman of them all, according to Marc Antony, was Brutus “one of the conspirators who stabbed Caesar to death”. The note of regret here is ironic, to say the least, because Antony raised the army which has destroyed Brutus. That’s what brings me to say Marcus Antonius is in fact the actual Noblest Roman of them all.
Brutus and his group of conspirators brutally murdered Caesar, whom Antony was very loyal to. Yet after the conspirators were killed Antony praised Brutus, not curse him as others expected him to.
He believed of all the conspirators, only Brutus thought of the “common good,” and had honest intentions toward the general populace. The rest merely envied Caesar’s greatness; Brutus thought it a real threat to the Republic. He recognized Brutus as an honest man who was blinded by others with bad intentions. And in my opinion it takes a noble man to recognize another noble man.
Marc Antony was not a man of many weaknesses but, if you had to pin one on him, it would have to be that his name wasn’t as prestigious as some of his predecessors.
Marcus Brutus was a very popular man, because, he was basically Caesar’s right hand man. Some would argue that No one would know Caesar better than Brutus, but that didnt stop Antony. Even though he wasnt as popular as Marcus Brutus, he somehow swayed the crowd in his favor.
One of Marc Antony’s greater strengths was his oratory skills. He was a great orator and he used that to his advantage. He had a penchant for superlatives. “The noblest Roman of them all” directly echoed “The most unkindest cut of all” . In effect, he paints Brutus, at different times, both as a villain and as a superlative Roman. In both cases, Antony is aware of the rhetorical necessities of the situation.
Marc Antony was the noblest roman of all because he risked his life for an already dead man but he approached the beast without flinching. He put aside his fears to stand up for justice. He even paid his respect to one of the conspirators “Brutus” because even though he commited a heinous crime, Brutus was just confused, and Antony had enough wisdom to realize
My fellow Romans, it is I, Marcus Junius Brutus. And I am here running for the position of leader of Rome. I unlike my predecessor will not be a king, […]
The phrase “a doubled edged sword cuts both ways” means that something has both beneficial and adverse outcomes. The comparison is made to a double-edged sword because it allowed the […]
When a person is betrayed by someone he or she loves, something profound happens in the heart of the betrayed person. It is not simply that someone has “let you […]
Roman sculpture effects life and plays an important role in Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, and modern-day society. Statues were an important and influential part of art and architecture in roman […]
During Julius Caesar, in one of the most famous scenes Shakespeare wrote, Antony influences the audience, soon turning the mourning crowd into a rioting mob. Antony persuades the Romans in […]
Anthony and Cleopatra was written in 1607, following the incredible period that gave us Hamlet, Orthello, King Lear and Macbeth. Although sometimes hard to categorise, some put this play with […]
I have had the most awful dream about my dear Caesar. A statue of my dear husband was seen spewing blood and the citizens of Rome were bathing in it. […]
As it is known, both the Ancient Rome and Roman law had a huge influence on the jurisprudence development history. In fact, the Roman legal system was very popular in […]
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a play about a political killing. It is a tragedy of an assassin who is too honourable to succeed. It is a story about civil war, […]
The noblest Roman of them all, according to Marc Antony, was Brutus “one of the conspirators who stabbed Caesar to death”. The note of regret here is ironic, to say […]