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

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

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

Act 3, Scene 3 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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