William Wordsworth once said that “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love” (Health Communications, Inc. 213). In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony exhibits the character counts pillars respect, responsibility, and also caring. Marc Antony shows his respect when everyone was against Caesar, but he still was tolerant of the difference. He displayed responsibility when after Caesar’s death, and Brutus’s speech, he told the people of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious, but true to Rome and then continued on to read Caesar’s will. Lastly, Marc Antony displays caring when he grieves from Caesar’s death.
Marc Antony displayed respect when everyone was against Caesar, but he was tolerant of the difference. “Friends am I with you all, and love you all, / Upon this hope, that you shall give me reasons / Why and wherein Caesar was dangerous”(McDougal. 642). During the time when all of Rome was against Caesar, and chaos was everywhere in Rome, Marc Antony respected the citizens opinions, and was capable of dealing peacefully with his anger, the insults, and disagreements. Even though Antony was being badgered for sticking by Caesar, he took to thought the feelings and opinions of the citizens at that time, and was able to discuss them calmly with the people while others might have turned against Caesar. Therefore, Antony was not only respectful towards the citizens, but also towards Caesar.
Marc Antony displayed responsibility when after Caesar’s death, and Brutus’s speech, he told the people of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious, but true to Rome and then continued on to read Caesar’s will. “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? / When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; / Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. / Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; / And Brutus is an honorable man. / You all did see that on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse. Was this...