Antony's Soliloquy

Antony's Soliloquy - Why I Kept It 1 This line was the...

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Arsh Chopra Advanced English 10 Mrs. Gildow 2/4/06 Interpretation O Pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, Forgive me, dead Caesar That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. That I am not violent with your killers Over thy wounds now do I prophesy Over your stabbed body, I predict A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; A punishment to all men Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Local anger and violence Shall cumber all the parts of Italy. In all of Italy Mothers shall but smile when they behold. Mothers will smile when they hold Their infants quartered with the hands of war. Their dead babies in fourths Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war, Slaughter at will and let the chaos begin That this foul deed shall smell above the earth The killing of Caesar shall be seen through With carrion men groaning for burial. Rotting men wishing to be buried
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Unformatted text preview: Why I Kept It 1. This line was the introduction of the soliloquy. 2. This line expressed Antony’s anger towards the conspirators. 3. This line said how Antony was making a prediction. 4. Here, Antony made it clear that problems were in store. 5. This is important because Antony first says that there will be problems in Rome. 6. However, in this line, Antony makes it clear that problems will spread to all of Italy. 7. This is significant because the problems are going to be huge. 8. This line simply completes the main part of the previous line. 9. This is a major line because there will be chaos and rampaging. 10. This is the ending of Antony’s soliloquy and expresses the death of Caesar by Romans. 11. This line is extremely important because Antony is saying that men will want to die....
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