The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

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Love and Duty are the fundamental concerns of the Antony and Cleopatra, the epic is considered to be the embodiment of affection, eloquence and sanity. Love and Duty has been interpreted in its true essence and spirit, and has signified the context of the play.


Unfortunately the characterization of the love, Cleopatra has been association with her affinity towards the land of Egypt and the East. The realization of the fact that Cleopatra and Antony are public figures, and were aware of the fact that it was difficult to conceal from the public the desired course of relationship agreed upon by both the characters.
The Cleopatra practiced solemnity during her entourage; the Shakespeare has described the event in comprehensive manner which has given rich description of the queen's voyage. The voyage has been resembled with the 'clouds of perfumed air, her ship's silver oars amorous of their strokes' (William, 1998), the character of attendants have been referred and regarded as the 'smiling Cupids'. The profligacy and scintillating marked the journey of the Queen, which went noticed by the Antony; the characters develop profound commitment towards upon the realization of the fact that the Queen was on the voyage. Shakespeare has interpreted the entire sequence in splendid manner, and has regarded as 'captivation by the Venus' (William, 1998). The Antony was mesmerised by the distinction revealed by the Queen, and the impression of cordiality offered by the Queen with reference to the rational, military, culture of Rome.
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