Leadership Caesar Essay

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Leadership Caesar

Selecting a good leader for a country is like setting up a set of dominoes. If the leader
does his job correctly the country will be strong, but if he does not become a good
leader, the country will topple and go fall. A good leader must be able to make his own
decisions because if he cannot make decisions on his own, then he would be considered as a
weak leader. The leader of the country has to be able to communicate with the people as
well because if he gets the people of the country to listen, then his job would be much
easier. Another thing that makes up a good leader is nobility because if he is noble to
the countrymen, then there would not be any disputes within the country. Mark Antony, from
the play Julius Caesar, has the characteristics of a good leader. Not only is he a
confident and noble person, he is also persuasive and that helps in becoming a good
leader. Mark Antony would be a good leader of Rome because he is confident, noble, and

Mark Antony would become a great leader because he is confident. He never changes his mind
when he makes a decision and that is good in a leader. When the triumvirate was making a
list of people to kill, Antony came across the name of his nephew. Even though it was his
nephew that he was killing, Antony said, “He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn
him.” Antony had to kill his nephew because his nephew might have opposed him, and he did
not want to take the chance. Another part where Antony’s confidence in decision making was
when he was talking to Octavius about Lepidus. The triumvirate was made up of three
people, Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius, and so “The threefold world divided, he should
stand one of the three to share it?” Antony meant that Lepidus would not be capable of
ruling a third of the world, and that he would rather take half and Octavius take the
other half. Mark Antony’s confidence shows him being capable of becoming a great leader.

Along with being confident, Mark Antony would make a great leader because of his nobility
towards others. Antony was seen to be noble towards Caesar. The two men were close to each
other as a mother and her child. When Caesar died, Mark Antony wanted revenge for Caesar.

And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall
stir these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war, That
this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men, groaning for burial. (Lines
270-275 pg.483)

Caesar was like family to Mark Antony and when Caesar was killed, Antony wanted Caesar’s
spirit to rest easier, and so he went to get revenge for Caesar. Besides being noble to
Caesar, Antony was noble to the countrymen as well. When Antony came to give his speech
about Caesar at the town, the people were listening to him respectively. Antony knew about
Caesar’s will and he did not have to tell the citizens about it. Since Antony was a good
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