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Antony and Cleopatra

A possible thesis statement: Marc Antony's ultimate demise was due to fundamental flaws in his character. Although a warrior soldier he lacked disapline and the political savy to sustain his hold...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2008 5:53 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Scarrus is one of Antony's most enthusiastic and martial supporters. He is thus dumbfounded when Antony abandons the sea battle against Caesar to follow the retreating Cleopatra and her ships....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

I assume you are asking for an analysis of this character. Enotes provides a wonderful link for character explanation, which I have included below. In short, however, this character is the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2007 12:22 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Enobarbus describes Cleopatra as an extraordinarily enchanting and alluring woman who knows how to arrange herself in luxurious settings to produce the maximum effect. This self-possessed queen...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020 11:02 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

This difference is primarily illustrated in the first two scenes of this act. Antony has been called home from Egypt, where he has become enamored with Cleopatra. Caesar is far more concerned with...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2007 1:12 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Cleopatra plans to commit suicide rather than be taken to Rome and paraded as a captive by Caesar. She is a queen and wants to die in a queenly manner. She obviously wants to look her best because...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Do you mean the clash between Egypt and Rome in the play? In the play, Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony is one of three rulers of Rome (Triumvir). Egypt is part of the Roman empire (do you...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 7:21 am UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Despite Enorbarbus's treachery, Anthony generously sends his treasure after him. Enobarbus, who has been called a Judas-like figure by critic Stephen Greenblatt, "is destined to die shortly...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2007 1:29 am UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

There are lots of clashes here--the power of woman vs. the power of man; Eastern values and thinking vs. Western values and thinking (including, but not limited to religion, values systems,...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2010 5:57 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Act I, particularly scene iii, shows us the beginning of the end for Antony and Cleopatra. Antony is enjoying his time with Cleopatra, his mistress, but then receives the news that his wife has...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2007 10:55 am UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is set in both Egypt and Rome, and the two locations take on symbolic importance. In the dichotomy between Rome and Egypt, Shakespeare is emphasizing the masculine versus the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2020 8:34 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra are complex characters. History holds that they are epitomes of rather self-serving, conceited individuals, bent on their passions for one another. However,...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2018 5:56 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Ah, interesting challenge. The thing that makes this tough is how short it has to be. There's tons that could be said about these plays, so you want and need to find a single focus. Since these...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2007 11:56 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Perhaps one of the reasons this has remained unanswered is that it is not clear as to what you mean by a defective tragedy. Do we have a protagonist? Yes. In this case it is both Antony and...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2010 7:58 pm UTC

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The rising dramatic action of the first scene in Act I leads the reader to see that the Triumvirs are actually going to turn into competitors rather than colleagues. Eventually, an armed conflict...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2007 10:22 pm UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

The exact date for a first performance of this play would be difficult to pinpoint. Scholars believe it was written around 1606 or 1607, so we can assume it was probably performed then, too.Check...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2007 3:18 am UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

In his long preface to Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw compares Joan to Socrates and Napoleon and later discusses her "manliness and militarism." Shaw points out that Joan could easily have gone to...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2020 8:34 am UTC

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Antony and Cleopatra

Mark Antony gradually succumbs to the ostentatious luxury of Egypt and the seductive allure of its beautiful queen, Cleopatra. In doing so, he earns the contempt of many of his fellow Romans. Noble...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 11:11 am UTC

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In the ancient world, there were many cities. During Anthony's day, we can say that world was an urban one. A visit to modern day Turkey will show this point very clearly (Ephesus, Pergamum,...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2009 7:09 am UTC

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