Caesar Paper (who is the hero in Shakespares "Caesar"?)

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The dictionary defines a hero as in classical mythology, a man, especially the son of a god and a mortal, who is famous for possessing some extraordinary gift, for example, superhuman strength. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar the hero that5 stand out the most is Antony. He has shown he can lead a army of people against two combined high powers. Cassius and Brutus' armies combined were a great force but with his smart words and quick thinking he got the citizens to be on his side and not the conspirators. Antony is young and even with his lack of years in life can still mass armies and outsmart senators. Its shows how he went from what looked like a scared child to a great and powerful leader.

Antony seemed like a little baby when Caesar was alive and was just a little suck up when he had Caesar to watch his back.

When Caesar died Antony really showed his true potential. At first he was smart by sending a messenger to make the conspirators make him look like he's scared and at their mercy. Then when he came he made it look like he was on their side. To persuade them that he is their friend he shakes their hands in act 3 of Julius Caesar Antony said," I doubt not of your wisdom, Let each man render me his bloody hand: first Marcus Brutus, will I shake with you;- next Caius Cassius, do I take your hand: now, Decius Brutus, yours;-now yours, Metellus; yours Cinna;-and, my valiant Casca yours;- though last not least in love, yours, good Trebonius."(279). It makes the conspirators more comfortable with him being their knowing that he respects them and fears them. Also when Antony talks to the crowd he makes them with out...