History Awesome / JuliusCaesar

15th Nov '16 1:26:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Caesar gets one of the most over-the-top {{Badass}} lines in Shakespeare:

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* Caesar gets one of the most over-the-top {{Badass}} badass lines in Shakespeare:
5th Jan '16 5:51:59 PM wittylibrarian
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** Anthony's speech to the crowd then turns them from the conspirators' side to his own ''without breaking Brutus' rule'' about criticizing the conspirators. You can just feel the sarcasm leaping off the page, getting more and more venomous as he repeats "Brutus is an honorable man" until you're almost ready to join up with the mob and avenge Caesar.

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** Anthony's speech to the crowd - "Friends! Romans! Countrymen!" - then turns them from the conspirators' side to his own ''without breaking Brutus' rule'' about criticizing the conspirators. You can just feel the sarcasm leaping off the page, getting more and more venomous as he repeats "Brutus is an honorable man" until you're almost ready to join up with the mob and avenge Caesar.
3rd May '15 11:01:37 PM nombretomado
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** Ah, the first time we see Mark Antony alone on stage after the assassination. The moment the mask falls away, and we see the dark thoughts and emotions boiling beneath the surface as he spoke to the conspirators before, concealed even by his previous shows of grief, now clearly meticulously planned while his servant spoke to them. These same emotions are with him still up until [[spoiler:Brutus's own death]]. Such hateful, spiteful, ruthless, vindictive, and brutal words, and such symbolism in them. Especially the line "and let ''slip'' the '''dogs''' of war." This is a reference, first to the Rome practice of bringing teams of dogs to the battlefield trained to kill, but also of religious symbology in both the Roman ClassicalMythology and the {{Christianity}} of Shakespeare's own time. Thus these dogs are {{Hellhound}}s belonging to alternatively [[WarGod Mars]] or [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, the second rider of the Apocalypse]] [[HellishHorse on the Red Horse]] [[CoolSword with a sword]]. It really gives the question of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0 Who Let The Dogs Out?]] a whole new meaning. So was it Shakespeare, Mark Antony, Caesar's ghost, or Atë? I lean towards Mark Antony myself.

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** Ah, the first time we see Mark Antony alone on stage after the assassination. The moment the mask falls away, and we see the dark thoughts and emotions boiling beneath the surface as he spoke to the conspirators before, concealed even by his previous shows of grief, now clearly meticulously planned while his servant spoke to them. These same emotions are with him still up until [[spoiler:Brutus's own death]]. Such hateful, spiteful, ruthless, vindictive, and brutal words, and such symbolism in them. Especially the line "and let ''slip'' the '''dogs''' of war." This is a reference, first to the Rome practice of bringing teams of dogs to the battlefield trained to kill, but also of religious symbology in both the Roman ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology and the {{Christianity}} of Shakespeare's own time. Thus these dogs are {{Hellhound}}s belonging to alternatively [[WarGod Mars]] or [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, the second rider of the Apocalypse]] [[HellishHorse on the Red Horse]] [[CoolSword with a sword]]. It really gives the question of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0 Who Let The Dogs Out?]] a whole new meaning. So was it Shakespeare, Mark Antony, Caesar's ghost, or Atë? I lean towards Mark Antony myself.
25th Oct '13 10:07:41 PM TheGDude
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* "''EtTuBrute''? Then fall, Caesar!" Never have more badass LastWords been spoken.

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* "''EtTuBrute''? "''EtTuBrute'' Then fall, Caesar!" Never have more badass LastWords been spoken.
25th Oct '13 10:07:30 PM TheGDude
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** Anthony's speech to the crowd then turns them from the conspirators' side to his own ''without breaking Brutus' rule'' about criticizing the conspirators. You can just feel the sarcasm leaping off the page, getting more and more venomous as he repeats "Brutus is an honorable man" until you're almost ready to join up with the mob and avenge Caesar.

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** Anthony's speech to the crowd then turns them from the conspirators' side to his own ''without breaking Brutus' rule'' about criticizing the conspirators. You can just feel the sarcasm leaping off the page, getting more and more venomous as he repeats "Brutus is an honorable man" until you're almost ready to join up with the mob and avenge Caesar.Caesar.
* "''EtTuBrute''? Then fall, Caesar!" Never have more badass LastWords been spoken.
12th Aug '12 2:33:45 PM WarriorEowyn
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--> As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice as it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.

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--> As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice as at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.
12th Aug '12 2:32:18 PM WarriorEowyn
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* Mark Anthony:

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* Mark Anthony:Antony:
12th Aug '12 2:32:11 PM WarriorEowyn
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* Caesar gets one of the most over-the-top {{Badass}} lines in Shakespeare:
--> Danger knows full well
--> That Caesar is more dangerous than he
--> We are two lions litter'd in one day,
--> And I the elder and more terrible.
* Mark Anthony:



* Ah, the first time we see Mark Antony alone on stage after the assassination. The moment the mask falls away, and we see the dark thoughts and emotions boiling beneath the surface as he spoke to the conspirators before, concealed even by his previous shows of grief, now clearly meticulously planned while his servant spoke to them. These same emotions are with him still up until [[spoiler:Brutus's own death]]. Such hateful, spiteful, ruthless, vindictive, and brutal words, and such symbolism in them. Especially the line "and let ''slip'' the '''dogs''' of war." This is a reference, first to the Rome practice of bringing teams of dogs to the battlefield trained to kill, but also of religious symbology in both the Roman ClassicalMythology and the {{Christianity}} of Shakespeare's own time. Thus these dogs are {{Hellhound}}s belonging to alternatively [[WarGod Mars]] or [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, the second rider of the Apocalypse]] [[HellishHorse on the Red Horse]] [[CoolSword with a sword]]. It really gives the question of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0 Who Let The Dogs Out?]] a whole new meaning. So was it Shakespeare, Mark Antony, Caesar's ghost, or Atë? I lean towards Mark Antony myself.

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* ** Ah, the first time we see Mark Antony alone on stage after the assassination. The moment the mask falls away, and we see the dark thoughts and emotions boiling beneath the surface as he spoke to the conspirators before, concealed even by his previous shows of grief, now clearly meticulously planned while his servant spoke to them. These same emotions are with him still up until [[spoiler:Brutus's own death]]. Such hateful, spiteful, ruthless, vindictive, and brutal words, and such symbolism in them. Especially the line "and let ''slip'' the '''dogs''' of war." This is a reference, first to the Rome practice of bringing teams of dogs to the battlefield trained to kill, but also of religious symbology in both the Roman ClassicalMythology and the {{Christianity}} of Shakespeare's own time. Thus these dogs are {{Hellhound}}s belonging to alternatively [[WarGod Mars]] or [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, the second rider of the Apocalypse]] [[HellishHorse on the Red Horse]] [[CoolSword with a sword]]. It really gives the question of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0 Who Let The Dogs Out?]] a whole new meaning. So was it Shakespeare, Mark Antony, Caesar's ghost, or Atë? I lean towards Mark Antony myself.
12th Aug '12 2:29:37 PM WarriorEowyn
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12th Aug '12 2:26:51 PM WarriorEowyn
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* Brutus's, and then Anthony's, speeches to the crowd after Caesar's assassination are two of the best in all Shakespeare:
-->'''Brutus''': Had you rather Caesar was living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?
-->As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice as it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.

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* Brutus's, and then Anthony's, speeches to the crowd after Caesar's assassination are two of the best in all Shakespeare:
Shakespeare. Brutus's is a defence of the Roman Republic, and of his actions as [[DirtyBusiness necessary]] to prevent the transformation of that Republic into an Empire - which makes it all the more tragic that his actions actually contribute to that transformation.
-->'''Brutus''': Hear me for my cause; and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
--> If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
--> If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.
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Had you rather Caesar was living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?
-->As --> As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice as it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.



--> Who here is so rid that he would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended.

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--> Who here is so rid rude that he would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended.
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