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Marc Anthony: A Shrewd Flatterer

The character of Mark Antony from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar

may be viewed as simply the confident and devoted supporter of Julius

Caesar. On the contrary, Antony presents the qualities of a shrewd flatterer, a

ruthless tyrant, as well as a loyal follower. Antony's characteristics will

change as the play progresses. He will begin using flattery to get what he

wants, but he will eventually depend on his powerful relentlessness.

Furthermore, Antony uses these various attributes to make him successful.

Throughout the play, Antony uses flattering to achieve his goals.

Following the assassination of Caesar, Antony quickly grasps that he must

deal with Brutus, and he has the shrewdness to take advantage of Brutus's

gullibility. Antony has his servant say, "Brutus is noble, wise, valiant, and

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