Act V, Scenes 1 and 2: Questions and Answers
1. What, if any, was the international significance of Antony’s death?
2. Why was Octavius (Caesar) anxious to prevent Cleopatra’s death?
3. What did Dolabella do for Cleopatra that no other of Octavius’ officers or soldiers did for her?
4. What was Octavius’ approach to Cleopatra after he learned that Antony was dead? Does this approach shed any light on his character, which Shakespeare developed throughout the play? If so, what?
5. What was Cleopatra’s reaction to Octavius and his emissaries?
6. Did Octavius intend to kill Cleopatra later?
7. What was the threat Procleius made to Cleopatra to disuade her from committing...
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