Antony and Cleopatra Act IV, Scenes 13 and 14: Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act IV, Scenes 13 and 14: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Diomedes: attendent of Cleopatra

Decretas (Dercetus): friend of Mark Antony

Summary
Scene 13 takes place in Cleopatra’s palace. Cleopatra tells Charmian that Antony has gone insane. Indeed, this is a reasonable conclusion, considering the emotional manner in which Antony has been speaking. Then, at Charmian’s suggestion, she tells Mardian to tell Antony that she is dead and to report back to her, at her monument (which was built as her tomb), how Antony takes this news.

Scene 14 takes place on a promontory near Cleopatra’s palace, overlooking the battlefields and probably also the harbor where the sea battle took place. Antony discusses with Eros...

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