In Act I, Scene 2, Brutus is told by Casca that Antony offered Caesar the crown but Caesar refused. Casca said, " he put it by with the back of his hand".(I:ii:ln 221). The conspirators know he wanted the crown but he must be stopped because he would be too powerful. This initiated the plan to stop Caesar by killing him.
Act IV: Sc 1
In Act 2, Scene 2, Calphurnia wants Caesar to stay home because of the ides of March. Caesar refuses to stay home although he is later warned by a letter sent by Artemidorus. He says, "How foolish do your fears seem now....I am ashamed I did yield to them". (II:ii:Ln 105-106). Caesar refused to stay home and this leads to the conspirators fulfilling their plan.
Act V: Sc 3
In Act 3, Scene 1, the conspirators kill Caesar. Brutus makes a statement and then leaves while Antony makes his. Followed by scene 2, Antony says, "Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up to such a sudden flood of mutiny". (III:ii-iii:Ln 211-212). When Antony is talking to the people he made it seem like he wasn't blaming the conspirators but he was without actually saying it. This speech made the Romans mad and began a war.
Theme: Public Image vs Reality Act 1 : Sc 2
"These many then shall die; their names are pricked."(IV:i:ln 1) Antony, Octavius, and lepidus make a list is Lepidus's brother and Antony's nephew. These men shouldn't be blamed for useless death than Brutus and Cassius.
"Titinius is enclosed around about with horsemen that make to him on the spur." (V:iii:ln 27-28) After Pindorus reported the false news that Cassius killed himself. Titinius wasn't actually dead. It was Brutus's army who was there and gave Titinius a leaf crown to show they won.
"Why, there was a crown offered him; and being offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand...." (I:ii:ln 220-221) Antony offered Caesar the crown but he refused. Publicly he wants the Romans to see him as a brave and noble warrior. In reality he wants to later take the crown and hr desires for the title of being king.