Julius Caesar

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"Think not of him"


And for Mark Antony, think not of him;
For he can do no more than Caesar's arm
when Caesar's head is off. (2.1.188-190)

What does Brutus mean by this quote?


Antony will automatically assume the responsibilities of ruling Rome because he considers himself to be Caesar's right-hand man.


Antony is someone we need not fear; he will be a weak ruler when Caesar is gone.


Antony is only as strong as Caesar, and without Caesar there to guide him, he will not pose a threat.


Antony is a good man; we shall be lucky to have him as our ruler once Caesar is gone.


Although Caesar was known as Rome's ruler, Antony was the individual actually making the decisions for Rome.