It is human nature to change one’s personality to fit the situation. People behave differently when speaking to a dignitary that when talking to a friend. Over time one can change due to a loss or gain of power, sometimes for the better or worse. In Julius Caesar, for example, Mark Antony goes through several changes. Mark Antony loved Julius Caesar, yet when he passed away Mark Antony swears vengeance, and ultimately
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Mark Antony plays several roles, ranging from that of a devoted follower, to a clever manipulator, to a greedy and corrupted individual. At the end of the battle, Mark Antony knows that Brutus “Was the noblest Roman of them all.” He plays on Brutus’ sense of honor and deceives him to gain power. Antony has learned that mistakes can and have been made by Brutus, yet he does not try to explain Brutus’ actions.