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The Relationship between Antony and Caesar Antony and Caesar are enemies when Shakespeare first introduces his audience to them in Antony and Cleopatra . However, throughout acts two and three, they manage to put their differences behind them and make peace, only to later revert back to being enemies once again. Caesar and Antony are both powerful political rulers in Rome. They both feel threatened by the other’s power, however, and this creates a strong dislike between the two of them. Antony’s wife and brother also created hostilities among themselves and Caesar, causing him to dislike Antony even more. When they meet in Rome to discuss their mutual enemy, Pompey, it is clear that they do not like each other and will have a difficult time working together. Caesar accuses Antony that “You praise yourself, by laying defects of judgment to me; but you patch’d up your excuses,” (II. ii.). Clearly harsh words such as these prove Antony and Caesar will have a difficult time getting along and reconciling their differences to face Pompey. They have been
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