What are some motifs in Antony and Cleopatra?

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One of the key motifs, or recurring themes or structures, in this play is dominant female sexuality and its power over men. At various points in the play, male characters speak out against the power of Cleopatra and her dangerous alluring sexuality. Whilst Caesar and his men clearly judge Antony as a weak-willed individual because of the way that he has given in to Cleopatra, at the same time they very clearly point the finger at Cleopatra, blaming her for his downfall. She is either referred to in the play as a whore and prostitute or, if not a prostitute, a dangerous sorceress who is able...

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