Antony and Cleopatra - Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 8 Summary

On the field of battle, Caesar orders Taurus to concentrate on his war at sea before facing Antony's forces on land.

Act 3, Scene 8 Analysis

This short scene brings events rushing forward, and shows a different style of leadership than that of Antony, who has shared his lands and power with Cleopatra, therefore coming under her influence. Caesar is more cautious, calculating and autocratic, which means that he is the sole source of authority. This scene also shows that Caesar is in control of the war.

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