Essays Tagged: "noble deed"

Antony & Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare "Explore Shakespeare's presentation of Cleopatra through her death - Act 5, Scene 2 - from "What poor an instrument," and Act 1, Scene 5."

th.The passage of Act 5, Scene 2 begins with Cleopatra remarking, "What poor an instrument may do a noble deed!" when she is told the Clown bringing her asps has arrived. The comment may refer simply ... Mark Antony!"What the Clown brings is a basketful of asps that will be able to fulfil Cleopatra's "noble deed" of committing suicide. This was the "noble" way of death for Romans, and so Cleopatra's ...

(10 pages) 74 0 4.5 Feb/2004

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