This brief scene reveals the exchange between Caesar and his trusted lieutenant Taurus and establish

This brief scene reveals the exchange between Caesar and his trusted lieutenant Taurus and establish

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Unformatted text preview: This brief scene reveals the exchange between Caesar and his trusted lieutenant Taurus and establishes the fact that Caesar's army will indeed attack by sea, and that Caesar believes that this move will prove advantageous to his side: "Our fortune lies upon this jump," he boasts. Antony and Enobarbus meet in an equally brief scene and plan to position their men so that they can see how many ships Caesar has sent and act accordingly. Canidius with his armies and Taurus with his troops are seen briefly on the stage. They exit, and the audience hears offstage the noise of the battle at sea. Enobarbus and Scarus, another soldier, enter, and we learn that Antony's fleet has retreated. Scarus exclaims that because of Antony's ignorance they have lost their chance to be rulers of a segment (a cantle) of the empire. Scarus, in describing the battle, blames the defeat on the presence of Cleopatra. She retreated first ("like a cow in June"), the battle, blames the defeat on the presence of Cleopatra....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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