Antony and Cleopatra Essay | The Diminishing of Antony

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The Diminishing of Antony

Summary: Essay discusses the diminishing of the character of Antony in the play "Antony and Cleopatra" by William Shakespeare.
The play Antony and Cleopatra is no doubt about the diminishing of Antony as a result of his love for Cleopatra. Shakespeare portrays this through phases which are visualised and witnessed by; Antony himself, his followers, Caesar, Cleopatra and eventually the universe.

Throught the love Antony has for Cleopatra he loses many of the fine qualities he once possessed. Even he, himself states; "The present pleasure by revolution lowering does become"(1.2.132). His love takes away from him the things he had previously valued like; power, ambition, honour and integrity as a soldier and a leader. This is especially revealed when Antony fights at sea to impress Cleopatra. By this a good example is portrayed of how Antony's good soldier-ship is lost. His diminish in power and honour is again shown when he shamefully flees the battle of Actium. He comments;"O thy vile lady! She has...

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