Antony & Cleopatra love

Antony & Cleopatra love - Class Question: In a...

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Class Question: In a paragraph using 4-6 sentence, and without using synonyms for the word “love,” paraphrase the plot of Antony and Cleopatra . -ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA AS A LOVE STORY - Jennifer -Read paragraphs LOVE OR POLITICS A love of politics and not of passion Ties to Octavia –marriage and “love” as a union of nations Affair with Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, and the golden boy of Rome -a political power union -past political union of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra Inconsistencies in their devotion – if it is love based -Antony marries another, continues his ties to Rome -Cleopatra claims devotion to Caesar in Act III, Scene 13 -is this another of her acts, or a chance to jump ship? -Cleopatra commits suicides for the wrong reasons, not for Antony’s death but so as not to be led through the streets of Rome. – -This is an untraditional cause of death in a tragedy, for a woman. Still has her own opinions without her man. Complexities of their characters cause the inconsistencies. A wavering love/passion
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 210 taught by Professor Lambbakerschwartzgirgus during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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