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Antony and Cleopatra

- As a onetime outpost of Rome, England was greatly influenced 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....   [tags: Antony and Cleopatra]

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Tragic Heroism in Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra

- In the tragedy “Antony and Cleopatra”, Shakespeare presents our protagonist Mark Antony as a tragic hero. He does this by using a number of dramatically effective methods, including language, staging techniques and structure. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as a character of noble stature who has a tragic flaw (usually hubris which is over confidence/arrogance) and suffers a downfall that is partially their fault but also due to factors beyond their control. The downfall they suffer exceeds the “crime” but the tragic hero gains some sort of self-awareness....   [tags: Antony And Cleopatra]

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Enchanation In Antony And Cleopatra

- 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 of mystery and awe is conjured up with description of Cleopatra’s ‘barge’ being ‘like a burnish’d throne’ which creates the image of a mystical and mysterious, omnipotent god-like figure, gliding...   [tags: Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony]

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Themes in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Antony & Cleopatra

- 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 with the help of these assets could properly project many ideas to the audience and appeal to them psychologically....   [tags: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra ]

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Historical Impact Of Cleopatra

- The most influential women in history was Cleopatra. Born in 69 B.C.E, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, was the last queen and pharaoh of Egypt. She was also the last Macedonian-Greek ruler of the Ptolemy family. Her reign over Egypt lasted for over twenty of the three hundred years her family had been in power. Cleopatra is known for her two great love affairs with Julius Caesar and his trusted friend Marc Antony. Many people consider her life to have been scandalous, tragic, and compelling to those who were around her....   [tags: Cleopatra VII, Alexandria, Ptolemaic dynasty]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Mystic Of Cleopatra '

- Ania Loomba presents numerous arguments throughout her piece; I have chosen a few below to respond and elaborate on. In Response to the first block of Ania Loomba’s work she states, “Although Cleopatra calls herself ‘black’ and Philo calls her ‘tawny’ [1.1.6], none of the repeated , hyperbolic, and contradictory descriptions of her in the play tells us much about her physically” (261). Loomba goes on to recount the history of Egyptian linage and the history of the uses of the words black and tawny....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Cleopatra VII, Mark Antony]

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The Relationships Of Cleopatra And Her Lovers

- The relationships of Cleopatra and her lovers have long been subject to intense societal scrutiny and thus hold deep cultural significance to western development of the concept of love. It was for this importance that this play was selected from an abundance of material and forms the basis of this essay today. This Shakespearean creation has the potential for greater manipulation to further express a more realistic representation of the character of Cleopatra as a powerful diplomat, rather than solely a sex symbol....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mark Antony, Cleopatra VII]

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Evolution Of Cleopatra Essay

- The Evolution of Cleopatra Born in in 69 B.C., Cleopatra VII was esteemed the last ruler of the Macedonian era. Cunning and brave, Cleopatra would later be known for her notorious affairs with notably formidable men in possession of considerable wealth and prestige. She was born into power, but her test would be her capability to maintain it. Her own brothers became her opponents, so she had to fight to remain leader of Egypt. Cleopatra rose to power by forging alliances with leaders of foreign nations in order to back her claim of the Egyptian throne....   [tags: Mark Antony, Cleopatra VII, Julius Caesar]

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Cleopatra Essay Introduction

- Cleopatra is known for her beauty and charming wits to seduce her enemies into getting what she wants. However, Cleopatra was much more than a pretty face. She was one of the most brilliant rulers of Egypt. Cleopatra used her brains and showed how even though she had to rule with a male, she had a more dominant position and was the real ruler of Egypt. Her rule lasted for over 22 years. There was some highs and lows, but to rule for that long truly shows how well she adapted over time and used more than her looks to get her through it all....   [tags: Cleopatra VII, Mark Antony, Alexandria]

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A Complete Cleopatra

- A Complete Cleopatra In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare comments, “What’s in a name. That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet” (2.1.85-86). A word can have many meanings depending on a person’s perspective. Cleopatra is a “rose” that has been depicted under many names. Throughout history numerous authors have sought to depict her character and their differing opinions have made her name one which resounds in very different ways. The Roman historian Plutarch created Cleopatra the political manipulator; John Dryden illustrated Cleopatra the ultimate sexual woman; George Bernard Shaw offered Cleopatra the uneducated impetuous young child-queen; and, Geo...   [tags: Cleopatra Different Perspectives Essays]

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