The scene opens at Cleopatra

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The scene opens at Cleopatra's monument, or tomb. Cleopatra is being comforted by  her attendants when Diomedes enters to tell them what has happened to Antony.  Shortly thereafter, Antony is carried in on a stretcher by his soldiers and is raised up to  the balcony. There, he makes a farewell speech and bids Cleopatra to seek safety from  Caesar. But Cleopatra refuses, and as Antony dies, she faints, mourning the loss of the  only person who made her life worth living. She vows to bury him in Roman fashion,  and, in addition, she vows to follow his example. As the scene ends, she and her  women carry Antony's body away. Here we have proof that Cleopatra truly loved Antony. Yet we shall still see one last bit of  her wily scheming as she deceives her Roman captors long enough to end her own life  and follow Antony. The final act opens at Caesar's camp in Alexandria. Dercetas enters with Antony's 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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