How can I write about love in "All for Love" by Dryden?

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As Dryden wrote "All For Love" in homage to Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, opportunities for writing about historical context are plentiful. For example, an essay that compares and contrasts Shakespeare's depiction of the love between Antony and Cleopatra compared to that of Dryden's could be interesting. After all, Dryden chooses to present their love to the audience without going into too many details about their physical relationship, while Shakespeare does not shy away from sexual matters in quite the same way. Also interesting is the fact that this play was first performed in 1677, when the love affairs of King Charles II were much-discussed; pointing out elements of the play that could be challenging to watch with this societal concern in mind could also make for a fascinating essay.

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You would want to write about the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra.  Some of the topics you could address include: how they became involved, why they were so attracted to each other, the complications that arose during their affair, and how the affair ended.  You could also discuss which people tried to break them up, prevent their relationship, complicate their relationship, etc.

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