Essays Tagged: "Antony and Cleopatra"

"A Midsummer Nights Dream" By William Shakespeare

love and the confusion and happiness it can cause for people e.g. Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra and Much Ado about nothing. A Midsummer Nights Dream is also about love and how ...

(10 pages) 78 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Antony and Cleopatra.

The depiction of constant change and instability in Shakespeare`s Antony and CleopatraIntroductionConstant change and instability are themes that are found throughout ... th logically increasing tension and a fixed Machiavellian motive of the protagonist. The motives of Antony are more complex and later in the play mostly subject to Cleopatra`s art of seduction. The im ... s evident in the very beginning of the play.Philo`s monologue sums up the various changes that Mark Antony has gone through. He is compared to the god of war, Mars, and is described as being one of Ro ...

(16 pages) 121 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Plays of Love and Tragedy:Romeo & Juliet/Antony & Cleopatra.

ay I will be exploring the classic love stories and tragic relationships of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Antony and Cleopatra." Both plays are timeless classics of love greater than life itself.Romeo and J ... e's timeless story of young, pure, romantic love.Anthony and Cleopatra (1607)In summary: Caesar and Antony are the rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, lives Egypt with his mi ...

(9 pages) 71 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

How the Conflict Between Roman Duty And Egyptian Sensuousness Develops The Tragedy Of Antony And Cleopatra Comments: More focus on final scene was expected.

Antony epitomizes the traditional tragic hero. The elements that constitute Antony's tragic standing ... duty and Egyptian sensuousness. The audience empathises with the nature of his demise, as it deems Antony a morally respectable person, and can understand his downfall as a result of the conflict.The ... in trying to achieve an elusive compromise between his duty to Rome and his passion for Cleopatra. Antony's priorities repeatedly sway in favour of Rome and then Cleopatra indeterminably and uncompro ...

(7 pages) 65 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Cleopatra; tragic heroine or 'triple turned whore'

Plutarch wrote a similar version of the story. Where Shakespeare's play focuses on the life of both Antony and Cleopatra, Plutarch's version was focussed completely on Antony, even the title differs. ... on was focussed completely on Antony, even the title differs. Where Shakespeare called his version 'Antony and Cleopatra', Plutarch named his version 'The life of Marcus Antonius'. Aided by this, Shak ...

(8 pages) 42 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Compare the leadership qualities shown by Caesar, Antony and Lepidus so far. How effective is each as a leader and why?

The story of Antony and Cleopatra is set just as world leaders began evolving. Prior to this change a good leader ... re was no need for them to be great warriors; they had to be cunning, manipulative and intelligent. Antony, Caesar and Lepidus are all different types of leaders and are each effective in their own wa ... rtant as they set a base that can be built on throughout the play. The first time the audience sees Antony he is in Egypt being self-indulgent with Cleopatra. The audience sees him as being carefree, ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Cleopatra

r deeds and she was made to look like a Goddess.One of Shakespeare's most straightforward plays was Antony and Cleopatra. The plot has its own inherent dramatic thrust, and the characters, however fas ... . In relating the audience to the play Shakespeare added a modern spin along with Historical facts. Antony and Cleopatra is unusual in the relationship between a modern audience or reader and its sour ...

(4 pages) 57 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Cleopatra

Caesar's murder in 44, Cleopatra returned to Egypt. She courted the support of Caesar's ally, Marc Antony, and won his favor as well. She threw all her military support behind Antony in his war again ... war against Octavian, Caesar's adopted son, but it wasn't enough. Octavian and his allies defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31. Rather than be captured, they fled to Egypt and ...

(10 pages) 98 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Powerplay in Shakespeare's, 'Antony and Cleopatra'

Antony and CleopatraThroughout the play, Antony and Cleopatra, the charactors' use and manipulation ... nships in the play. The plays theme of power play circulates mostly around the politics surrounding Antony and the Triumvirs and Antony's relationship with Cleopatra and the impact of this.The opening ... relationship with Cleopatra and the impact of this.The opening of the play with Philo's comments on Antony's transformation from 'the triple pillar of the world' into 'a strumpet's fool' due to a 'gyp ...

(3 pages) 136 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Essay - Antony and Cleopatra - In Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, it is Octavius Caesar who emerges as the most powerful figure throughout the play. Discuss. (Approx. 1200 - 1500 words)

In the play Antony and Cleopatra, Caesar is the character who emerges as the most powerful figure throughout the ... he character who emerges as the most powerful figure throughout the play, although ultimately it is Antony and Cleopatra who end up possessing the majority of the power over Octavius Caesar. These typ ... de weak by my affection would obey it on all cause" in act 3 scene 11. Before this comment was made Antony was mad at Cleopatra, after it he says "Fall not a tear, I say, one of them rates, all that i ...

(4 pages) 64 2 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra

In this essay I will explore the transformations of two signs that structure Antony and Cleopatra: performance and writing. As each circulates in the diverse dramatic contexts o ... d, and the operation of the play's dramatised world in the theatrical event.In the opening scene of Antony and Cleopatra, the first sentence describes Antony's identity as being in a state of flux: "t ... rs to refer to a limit that describes the proper standard of Roman identity. It is the spectacle of Antony deviating from this standard that alarms its Roman audience (Demetrius and Philo). Deviation ...

(23 pages) 35 1 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Imagination: Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" by Joyce Carol Oates

Nature wants stuffTo vie strange forms with fancy . . .--Antony and CleopatraShakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra shares with Troilus and Cressida the obsessiv ... expectation. The constant refinement of brute reality into lyric illusion is the work not simply of Antony, Shakespeare's hero, but the lifelong work of Shakespeare himself. Thus there is a curious, r ... let there are four playwrights: Claudius, the Ghost, Polonius, and Hamlet.1 Among the characters of Antony and Cleopatra there are any number of mythologizing poets and/or playwrights, but the most im ...

(20 pages) 51 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Tragedy in "Antony and Cleopatra".

"Antony and Cleopatra" seems to have a special place in Shakespeare's works because it is at a crossr ... tragedies such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. But one might wonder what is specifically tragic in Antony and Cleopatra, and what can be said about the tragic in a play which is so different from the ... or or a weakness for which he is not really responsible. Several tragic elements can be detected in Antony and Cleopatra. First, we find characters that have high rank because they are outstanding fig ...

(14 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"A triple pillar of the world or a strumpet's fool?" - Impressions of Antony

Antony and Cleopatra is a Shakespearian play that focuses on the events thattake place whilst Cleopa ... a Shakespearian play that focuses on the events thattake place whilst Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and Antony, a member of thetriumvirate in Italy, are conducting a highly visible love affair. WhilstCleo ... ghly visible love affair. WhilstCleopatra is portrayed as a strong, manipulative and selfish woman, Antonyis shown to be weak and easily influenced when with Cleopatra, but powerfuland level-headed wh ...

(6 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Rise in the powers of the Princeps

to the Republican Civil Wars ending, following Octavian's return from Egypt (after he had defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 27 BC), we can see that such wars had created a situ ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Antony and cleopatra", William shakespeare- Discuss Shakespeare's explanation of the reality behind outward appearances through his dramatization of change in the play.

explained the theme of reality behind appearances through his dramatization of change in the play " Antony and Cleopatra". The change in the play are the political situation, Enorbarbus's loyalty, Cae ... es. The turn of events- the assassination of Pompey, the capture of Lepidus and the condemnation of Antony all occurred quickly. In the swiftness of the change of events- all in favor of Caesar, himse ...

(3 pages) 663 0 3.7 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

In Terms Of Attitude To Love, What Are The Similarities/differences Between “Romeo And Juliet” And “Antony And Cleopatra”?

ms of attitude to love, what are the similarities/differences between "Romeo and Juliet" and "Antony and Cleopatra"? These two Shakespearian plays are very similar in setting and plot. The ... to be a similar balance of corresponding characters who are fairly alike in each play, for examples Antony and Romeo, Cleopatra and Juliet, Enobarbus and Mercutio etc, although the time and geographic ...

(4 pages) 1288 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In Terms Of Attitude To Love, What Are The Similarities/differences Between “Romeo And Juliet” And “Antony And Cleopatra”?

to be a similar balance of corresponding characters who are fairly alike in each play, for examples Antony and Romeo, Cleopatra and Juliet, Enobarbus and Mercutio etc, although the time and geographic ... is is the category that most of the characters from both plays fall into; Romeo, Juliet, the nurse, Antony and Cleopatra are similar in their attitude to love.Romeo is the character who portrays an ex ...

(4 pages) 675 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antony & Cleopatra

The Coexistence of Love and Politics in Antony and CleopatraWilliam Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is a play which features a varie ... me of these themes include loyalty, honor, manhood, and flux. These four themes play major parts in Antony and Cleopatra, giving the play a very unique twist. Although these themes contribute greatly ... ough these themes contribute greatly to the context of the play, the two most influential themes in Antony and Cleopatra are probably love and politics. The unprecedented way in which love and politic ...

(6 pages) 23 0 4.3 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What Is Love in Dryden's "All for Love" ?

anyone. No body can draw a map of love, but can tell a story of a love. As Drydentells the story of Antony and Cleopatra.The future of love never appears at the beginning of love, as it doesn't appear ... devilish ideas, as Ventidius's plan for Cleopatra's love, or the one who plans to come together, as Antony plans to join his Cleopatra.Now, let us try to answer some questions about love according to ...

(7 pages) 11 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers