Antony and Cleopatra Act III, Scenes 2, 3, and 4: Questions and Answers

William Shakespeare

Act III, Scenes 2, 3, and 4: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1.Who are Agrippa and Enobarbus discussing in Scene 2?

2. Why does Lepidus praise both Octavius and Antony?

3. Why does Octavius weep when Antony and Octavia leave?

4. Where are Antony and Octavia going?

5. Whom does Octavius express his distrust of?

6. What mission does Cleopatra give her messenger?

7. Why is Cleopatra concerned about Octavia?

8. In Scene 4, Why is Antony angry at Octavius?

9. Why does Octavia wish to go to Rome?

10. Why does Antony grant Octavia’s wish?

Answers
1. Enobarbus and Agrippa are discussing Lepidus.

2. Lepidus praises both Octavius and Antony because of his own dwindling status.

3. Octavius weeps out of concern for Octavia’s welfare.

4. Octavia and Antony are departing for Athens.

5. Octavius expresses his distrust of Antony.

6. He is sent to gather information on Octavia.

7. Cleopatra sees Octavia as her rival and is jealous of her.

8. Antony is angry because Octavius has taken action against Pompey without consulting him.

9. Octavia wishes to go to Rome to reconcile the differences between her brother and Antony.

10. Antony grants her wish because he fears a full-scale war is imminent.