Antony and Cleopatra Conclusion

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Antony and Cleopatra stands as one of Shakespeare's most poetic p lays. It is noted for its evocative word paintings an vivid hyperbole. It is also regarded by many as a problem play, presenting as it does the ambiguity and ambivalence of life without providing clear or comfortable answers. The two lovers presented in the play may be world leaders but they are also, after all, only human beings- flawed and aging ones at that. We as human beings share their mortality; many of us recognize their strong feelings of jealousy, love, shame, and insecurity. Despite their historical grandeur and thanks to Shakespeare's sensitive portrayal of them, Antony and Cleopatra are no more- and no less extraordinary than we are.

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