• Antony

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    through rhetoric devices, arrangement, and style. Rhetoric devices are used to persuade the audience in both speeches. Antony uses verbal irony as a component of persuasion in his speech, “For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angle”-(Lines178). It is ironic as Caesar and Brutus were close friends and since Brutus stabbed him this makes Brutus Caesar’s angle of death. Antony uses repetition to persuade the audience “Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man”-(Lines 83-84/90-91/95-96)

  • Antony And Cleopatra Vs Antony And Cleopatra

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    variation of the two categories is highly evident in the motion picture versions of the Shakespearean plays Antony & Cleopatra and Twelfth Night. The elements of speech, setting, theme, and use of disguise effectively highlight the difference between an adaptation and an interpretation. When comparing Twelfth Night and Antony & Cleopatra to their respective films, one identifies that as Antony & Cleopatra’s adaptation is more “word for word,” it keeps the true essence of the written work, versus the

  • Mark Antony

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    Mark Antony is one of the most famous people of Roman history. He was one of the most superior generals and a crucial statesman in his time. A comrade and patron of Julius Caesar, Antony was an ideal military tactician and leader of the people. He was a man who started out for the people but eventually became hungry for power and empire expansion. Mark Antony was a military and political leader in Caesar's time who rose to the highest of Roman power but eventually lost everything due to his greed

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    Shakespeare present the sense of opposites or polarities And what is the importance of these to the play? William Shakespeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra around 1606, during the reign of King James ². The play is a history, set in the time of the Roman Empire many centuries before it was written and based on the well-documented history of Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. These characters and their lives were contained in primarily one document: Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    Antony and Cleopatra The legend of Cleopatra has percolated in the world consciousness for the past 2000 years. By the time Shakespeare wrote the tragedy Antony and Cleopatra the alluring reputation of the queen had existed primarily as a biased representation of a foreign female who insinuated herself into the Roman power structure. Shakespeare’s role in perpetuating the allure of the last of the Ptolemaic rulers was the result of synthesizing the existing biases and distilling the

  • Marc Antony

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    Marc Antony “Friends, Romans, countryman lend me your ears” (Shakespeare), this saying is what Mark Antony is probably most noted for. Antony’s life can be broken down into three parts. The first part would have to be the earlier years of his life before the death of Caesar. In the middle is Antony’s few years of success and power. The last part of his life is the downfall of him. Mark Antony was very powerful and successful for a short period in Ancient Rome. To begin, Mark Antony was

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. The simplicity of the Jacobean Stage and its lack of scenery focused the audiences’ attention on the actors. Discuss how Shakespeare created the grandeur of the Worlds of Rome and Egypt, and the magnificence of the protagonists, through his use of imagery in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. The play of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ was written in 1606, and is mainly set in their respective worlds of Rome and Egypt. ‘Antony and Cleopatra,’ like Shakespeare’s other plays was written to

  • Antony and Octavio

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    Chronological analysis of the strengthening of Octavius compared with the errors made by Antony. DATE (BC) Factors affecting Antony Factors affecting Octavius  42BC Battle of Philippi. With Lepidus, Antony led an armed force into Macedonia to face the conspirators who killed Caesar. The "Republican" conspirators had 19 legions at their command (about 120000 men), against the triumvir's 28 legions (about 170000). The triumvirs won resoundingly, and the leaders (Brutus and Cassius)

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    power: In Shakespeare’s famous play Antony and Cleopatra, the powerful are portrayed including their personalities, their reactions to other powerful figures and the interplay of these powers as the characters interact.                 Antony’s Power: Shakespeare uses Rome and Egypt as binary opposites not just to reflect qualities inherent in the two places, but the changes that come upon Antony depending on which place he is

  • Antony and Cleopatra

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    by Roman genealogy-ancestors that were god-like (Mars), superhuman (Hercules), fearless warriors (Pompey) who flourished in a patriarchal society (ancient 4). I would like to discuss how Shakespeare uses these characteristics in his Roman tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, as a means to express sixteenth century England's cultural upheavals, one of which was the transformation of masculinity defined in terms of power to masculinity rooted in humanism. Traditionally, the monarch of a country is the

  • Antony - A Tragic Hero?

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    In order to determine whether Antony is a tragic hero in Antony and Cleopatra, we must first define exactly what a tragic hero is, before being able to analyse whether Antony is portrayed as such. It is generally accepted that a tragic hero is a “man of noble stature”, who falls from a place grace, who exhibits many extraordinary qualities that set him apart from other men and who is a remarkable example of someone in his position. A key element of a tragic hero is that the audience must feel pity

  • Antony and Brutus Coercion

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    Antony and Brutus Coercion Brutus and Marc Antony’s Coercion In Coercion, Douglas Rushkoff explains how easily people are easily coerced. For example, Rushkoff states that people are convinced by car salesman to pay more for a car than they wanted to. In Julius Caesar, Marc Antony asks to speak at the funeral of his dear friend, Julius Caesar, after one of the murderers, Brutus, speaks. Brutus convinces the Romans that Caesar would be a tyrant if he did not murder him, while Antony convinces

  • Enchanation In Antony And Cleopatra

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    One of the most famous scenes in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, the description by Enobarbus of the Antony’s first encounter with Cleopatra is an evocative one. It conveys many different feelings in the audience, one of which is the sense of mystery and enchantment. This essay will be examining how Shakespeare evocatively conveys this sense through the use of language, imagery, syntax and form as well as relating it to the overall themes of the play From the very outset of the passage, a sense

  • The tragic in Antony and Cleopatra

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    The tragic in Antony and Cleopatra His captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy's lust. Antony and Cleopatra seems to have a special place in Shakespeare's works because it is at a crossroad between two types of play. It clearly belongs to what are generally called the 'Roman' plays, along with Coriolanus and Julius Caesar. But it is also considered a tragedy. The

  • The Language of Antony and Cleopatra

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    Language of Antony and Cleopatra In act 1 scene 1, Philo begins by complaining to Demetrius that Cleopatra has transformed Antony from a great general to a whore's fool. The scene is based on the true love affair and the romance between the two characters. However there is an ambiguous nature to the passage, as we are not given a clear indication of Cleopatra's feelings, whether she is angry or whether it is all light hearted. The scene begins with Antony and Cleopatra

  • Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

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    Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Antony bears the guilt: Shakespeare writes ' Antony and Cleopatra ' in a way where the reader places the blame on Cleopatra. Cleopatra brings the downfall of Mark Antony herself. Shakespear proves this play a tragedy by selecting characteristics of ill fated lovers in Antony and Cleopatra. Poor Antony turns victim to Cleopatra's enslavement, and forgets his duties in Rome. Antony is a disgrace to his Roman self, and "loses himself

  • Brutus vs Antony

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    Brutus vs Antony The most predominate and important aspect In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare are the speeches given to the Roman citizens by Brutus and Antony, the two main charaters, following the death of Caesar. Brutus and Antony both spoke to the crowd,using the same rhetorical devices to express their thoughts. Both speakers used the three classical appeals employed in the speeches: ethos, which is an appeal to credibility; pathos, which is an appeal to the emotion

  • Antony and Cleopatra and The Aeneid

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    There are two reasons why The Aeneid is associated with the Shakespearean play Antony and Cleopatra. First, The Aeneid was written by a Roman named Virgil who, among many other reasons, wrote it as a tribute for Augustus Caesar, the leader of the Roman Empire. Augustus Caesar was formally named Octavian and is a character in Shakespeare's play. Secondly, both The Aeneid and Antony and Cleopatra share a common theme of a patriotic, heroic man having to choose between duty to his country and the passionate

  • Antony as a Tragic Hero

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    Antony as a Tragic Hero Antony's fatal flaws are what make him such a brilliant tragic hero. Through the way Antonyis talked about, the audience learns just how great and admirable he is. Through the first three acts, the audience sees just how flawed Antonyis. The audience observe immediately that Antonyhas one huge flaw, Cleopatra. Straight away the audience finds this as in Philo's speech he says "But this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure

  • Antony a better Leader than Caesar in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra:

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    Antony a better Leader than Caesar in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: In Shakespeare?s play 'Antony and Cleopatra' Caesar, while he displays remarkable tactical skills, is calculating and cold hearted. Antony on the other hand embodies many admirable qualities and emotions which make him the greater of the two. Firstly I will look at Caesar?s military victories before examining Antony?s great human qualities. Looking at Caesar, he is highly successful in his military battles due to

  • Analysis of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    Analysis of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to a successful middle-class glove maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582 he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Around 1590 he left his family behind and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical

  • Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

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    Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare In Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, the presentation and development of the relationships among the triumvirs, Caesar, Antony and Lepidus becomes a pivotal concern. As the play progresses, the dynamics of the triumvirate changes and becomes more complicated, providing the audience with the main political conflict that sometimes overshadows the romance of the title characters in the play. Shakespeare provides the audience

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra While Mark Antony is a great general, one of the three triumvant, it is indeed impossible to feel sympathy for him in his extreme "dotage" for Cleopatra. He "fishes, drinks and wastes the lamps of night in revel", hence destroying his own reputation, and even losing his masculinity, and thus, respect. In the opening scene of the

  • English Coursework- Antony and Cleopatra

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    Coursework- Antony and Cleopatra “Compare Shakespeare’s presentation of Antony in the Egyptian scenes with his presentation of Antony in the Roman scenes” Shakespeare presents Antony in Egypt and Antony in Rome, in a very contrasting way. We see a man who almost contradicts his own self, dependant upon the company he is in. A great leader, yet he falls before Cleopatra. Antony is presented as the epitome of Roman masculinity, Philo describing Antony in the opening-

  • The Unlikely Heros of Antony and Cleopatra

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    The Unlikely Heros of Antony and Cleopatra   In Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra the two eponymous heroes, and lovers frequently contend with each other in a battle of words and wills. It is from these conflicts, that the reader learns most about each characters true nature. From the start of the play Antony is portrayed as a ruler who has lost his desire for dominance, a ruler who has lost his rigid loyalty to his empire, but instead has found his lover - Cleopatra. From the

  • Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

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    Mark Antony      It is human nature to change one’s personality to fit the situation. People behave differently when speaking to a dignitary that when talking to a friend. Over time one can change due to a loss or gain of power, sometimes for the better or worse. In Julius Caesar, for example, Mark Antony goes through several changes. Mark Antony loved Julius Caesar, yet when he passed away Mark Antony swears vengeance, and ultimately is corrupted by the power of running

  • How Is Antony And Brutus Persuasion

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    However well-written words can have an impact on the audience as shown in the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare. The characters; Antony and Brutus are able to convince their audience by adopting a variety of rhetorical devices. They are similar in their use of repetition but different in rhetorical questions and irony. Ultimately Antony proves that he is more persuasive. Antony and Brutus utilise repetition in a similar fashion. This literary device helps to emphasis the meaning of a point. In Antony's

  • Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

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    Mark Antony 	The character of Mark Antony from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar may be viewed as simply the confident and devoted supporter of Julius Caesar. On the contrary, Antony presents the qualities of a shrewd flatterer, a ruthless tyrant, as well as a loyal follower. Antony’s characteristics will change as the play progresses. He will begin using flattery to get what he wants, but he will eventually depend on his powerful relentlessness. Furthermore, Antony uses these various

  • Brutus And Mark Antony Analysis

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    and Mark Antony had presented very different eulogies to the Romans after the death of Caesar. Both funeral orations came from different person’s belief, revealing much about their personalities and characters. Brutus’s delivery of oration was presented formally and very unambiguous to the Romans. Throughout the speech he tries and justifies the murder of Caesar. Caesar is portrayed as an ambition man, who was very narcissistic. When it came to mark Antony, he was personal and mordant. Antony tried

  • Antony And Cleopatra Comparison Essay

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    In Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare shifts from praising Antony as a great warrior to condemning him by depicting the gradual decline of his honor and image in order to show his inner battle between reason and emotion. This is an apparent theme in both the book and the play, though there might be some small differences both show how this inner battles defeats him and leaves Cleopatra with most of the power. One thing that I noticed is that Cleopatra seemed far more regal in the book than in the play

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra “The triple pillar of the world transformed/Into a strumpet’s fool. Behold and see” (I.1.12). “I have eyes upon him” (III.6.61). Shakespeare’s Antony invites speculation and a greedy voyerism that can only be instigated by a protagonist who, despite perpetually being at the centre of discussion, manages to elude classification.This impression of opacity of character is enhanced by the fact that his own idea of himself and of his

  • Essay on Relationships in Antony and Cleopatra

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    Destructive Power Relationships in Antony and Cleopatra   Antony and Cleopatra's “love” is not really about love at all.  Their interaction can only be considered a sort of immature lust-power relationship. Their relationship is shallow, self-centered, irresponsible and destructive. Their attraction for each other centers around infatuation and a sort of egoistic rush that they are more important than the world.  Just as a man or woman of today may attempt to control the desires of his or

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra “Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet” – Camille Paglia The prim and proper women and the strong and strapping men are no match for Shakespeare’s haze of character’s muddled together in Antony and Cleopatra. As always Shakespeare delivers a luminary cast of individuals that deviate from the socially accepted gender roles. As the audience works its way through the fierce genesis to the catastrophic resolution, it is

  • The Overpowering Emotions of Hamlet and Antony in Hamlet and The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare

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    Overpowering Emotions of Hamlet and Antony in Hamlet and The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare Two of the most the most complicated characters in Shakespeare’s plays are Mark Antony, in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet, in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. They share many similarities, but also have notable differences. The biggest trait that they have in common is the effect that their emotional state of mind has on their actions. Antony and Hamlet are overcome by

  • Speech Analogy: Antony and Brutus

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    Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Brutus with the conspirators(Cassius, Cinna,etc.) and Antony played important characters in the occurrence of his death. The day was to come, when Caesar’s death (ides of March) is to be announced at the capital in front of the people of Rome by Brutus, who offered Antony to speak after. Brutus, in his speech announced that he killed caesar for what he honestly felt was for the better . While Antony, says that actually all of them even including Brutus killed the ruler with

  • Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

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    Throughout Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, readers are constantly thrown in the middle of a battle between Roman and Egyptian values. Antony, a noble warrior for the Romans, is the character that seems to have the most trouble between this dichotomy. He is constantly caught between reason (Rome) and passion (Egypt) and has a difficult time making the transitions. Cleopatra is the character that stays most true to her roots, but begins adopting the other side’s values toward the end of the story

  • The Rise and Fall of Marc Antony

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    military leader, and ultimately, after death becoming a world-renowned historic figure. His name was Marc Antony. Marcus Antonius (Marc Antony) was born in 83 B.C, in Rome, to parents Marcus Antonius Creticus and Julia Caesar (Julius Caesar’s cousin). Antony was born during a period, in the first century of the Roman Republic, which was marked by many social wars (91B.C. – 71B.C.). During this time, Antony was a youth with a very promising future, with socially elite parents and access to a good education

  • Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

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    Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra is a play in which the balance of power swings interestingly between two lovers. It is set in the First Century BC between Rome and Egypt. Antony is one of the three members of the second triumvirate who jointly rule the Roman Empire. Antony is the eponymous tragic hero, who allows his love for Cleopatra to cloud his judgement. According to Aristotle this is hamartia, an error of judgment caused by fate

  • Opposites Attract in Antony and Cleopatra

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    Opposites Attract in Antony and Cleopatra      William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra is a play that is centred around a pair of historical lovers from two distinct cultures, Mark Antony from Rome and Queen Cleopatra from Egypt. The Roman and Egyptian cultures have vastly different norms and social ideas that are almost complete polar opposites in nature. These conflicting views are instrumental in the way that Cleopatra and Antony act. These two characters are so great in their respective

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra In the play Antony and Cleopatra, the character of Cleopatra is one of many dimensions and be seen a person of complex diversity. Her personality is mainly about taking life as one big celebration most of her time

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Throughout the play, Antony grapples with the conflict between his love for Cleopatra and his duties to the Roman Empire. In his opening lines to Demetrius, Philo complains that Antony has abandoned the military endeavours on which his reputation is based for Cleopatra's sake. His criticism of Antony's "dotage," or stupidity, introduces a tension between reason and emotion that runs throughout the play. Antony and Cleopatra's first

  • Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

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    Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra opens with a five-scene act, four of which takes place in Egypt and one in Rome. In the opening act of the play, the audience is introduced to several characters, some of which play a prominent role throughout the play and others that only appear in the opening act and remain anonymous to the audience in spite of their crucial theatrical function. The opening act provides a stir of varying

  • Julius Caesar - Mark Antony

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    Mark Antony, in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was a brave, intelligent, pleasure-loving, and cunning man. He was loyal to his friend, Caesar, whom he considered a true friend. He looked at life as a game in which he had a signified part to play, and played that part with excellent refinement and skill. Antony was devoted and preferred to be dependent upon Julius Caesar since he rather have enjoyed life than to claim the highest position in the government. He wanted the crown to be given

  • William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

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    William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is aptly named, not just because the play centers around these two characters, but also because it encompasses the play’s fixation on the lovers’ oppositional relationship. On the surface level, Antony embodies the Roman ideals of a good, noble man, while Cleopatra represents the hyper-sexualized, dangerous Eastern woman. However, upon further examination both Antony and Cleopatra display complicated internal conflicts

  • Shakespeare presents Antony, Cleopatra, and Caesar as committed only to their Images in Antony and Cleopatra

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    The language Shakespeare uses in Antony and Cleopatra is concerned overwhelmingly with image and display. As Enobarbus describes the first meeting of the lovers we are drawn in to a world of colour and wealth, ‘The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne,/ Burned on the water’. Cleopatra herself is described in even more majestic – even divine – terms, ‘o’erpicturing’ the goddess Venus. Antony himself is ‘the crown of the earth’, whose eyes ‘glowed like plated Mars’, while Caesar is ‘a Jove’

  • Antony And Cleopatra Character Analysis

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    the plot of a tragedy usually revolves around the shattering experiences of a frustrated man, for example: Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, etc. However, an important exception to this rule is brought to us by the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, in which Shakespeare creates a very magnetic, interesting and different female character that seems to change and destroy the notion we previously had of the above genre (drama). This first part of my research proposes a rethinking

  • Why Marc Antony is a Round Character

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    wonderfully develops the character Marc Antony in his play Julius Caesar to be a round character. Round characters meaning a character that has many traits and isn’t predictable. Antony, who seems to not have many different traits at the beginning of Julius Caesar, really starts showing his real self after Caesar’s death. That also shows that he is unpredictable.      Antony’s monologues and soliloquies really help to show readers Antony as a round character. A few traits these

  • Triumph Over Tragedy in Antony and Cleopatra

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    Triumph Over Tragedy in Antony and Cleopatra       A plot summary of Antony and Cleopatra would suggest that it is a tragedy. The play focuses on the downfall of Antony as a Roman warrior due to his love affair with Cleopatra, as well as the suicides of both the protagonists. However, despite these incidents, the play lacks the somber note of Shakespeare's other tragedies. Cleopatra, who represents the merriment of Egyptian society, lends a sense of humor to the play that contrasts with the

  • Mark Antony And Brutus Speech Analysis

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    Both Brutus and Mark Antony were dear friends with Julius Caesar, that had been emphasized heavily throughout both of their speeches, though much more so in Brutus's speech. But yet, this would not stop Brutus from killing Caesar. Throughout all of Brutus's speech, he would keep insinuating that there was no one that had loved Caesar more than Brutus himself. "As Caesar lov’d me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew

  • Themes in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Antony & Cleopatra

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    Hamlet and Antony & Cleopatra are quite dramatic plays, they require an in depth look since they are significant in their own ways. Both of them have quite a lot of similarities and differences altogether. In terms of themes specifically they both have quite similar themes, ones that can be analyzed psychoanalytically and are represented and portrayed in a variety of different ways using characters, imagery, etc. These are quite interesting ways of portraying certain themes or ideas. Shakespeare