Act IV, Scenes 4, 5, and 6: Questions and Answers
1. Antony was successful in the early fighting described in this act, whereas he had failed miserably in the fighting described in Act III. Why was Antony so successful in Act IV, when he was so unsuccessful in Act III?
2. Antony says to Cleopatra, “Thou art/The armourer of my heart.” Why does he mildly and lovingly reprove the queen with that remark?
3. How does Cleopatra feel as she utters the last three lines of Scene 4?
4. What loving act does Antony perform in Scene 5 before the great battle begins?
5. How does Shakespeare’s portrayal of this act exhibit his feelings about Antony?
6. Octavius (Caesar), in Scene 6, performs an ugly...
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