Antony and Cleopatra - Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Meanwhile, the messenger returns to Cleopatra with news that Antony's new wife is no match for her beauty and charm.

Analysis

Cleopatra is satisfied by reports of Octavia's appearance. Her obsession with such details suggests that her love for Antony is of a physical, sexual nature; however, there is a certain simplicity to this in the light of the deceit and flattery that is beginning to dominate Roman society.

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