Antony and Cleopatra - Act 4, Scene 12 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 12 Summary

Antony is outraged by the surrender of the Egyptian fleet, and he orders his entire force to disband. He threatens to kill Cleopatra, whom he thinks is to blame.

Act 4, Scene 12 Analysis

This scene decisively severs the bond between Antony and Cleopatra, leaving him in total isolation, having sent his comrades away to escape. He decides to take revenge, which is a central theme in the Roman plays, especially in the Senecan tragedies.

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