Antony and Cleopatra - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Soldiers outside the walls of Alexandria hear strange music. They interpret this as a sign that Antony will fail.

Act 4, Scene 3 Analysis

A strange scene, which builds the suspense ahead of the final confrontation and deepens the sense of impending doom. The fact that the soldiers are so close to Alexandria, encircling the walls of the palace, suggests that Antony and the traditions of his heroic military Empire are about to be consumed by the advancing forces of Caesar and his new Rome.

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