Antony and Cleopatra

What is the relationship between ANTONY & CLEOPATRA?


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Shakespeare's dialogue remains unchallenged, as it definitely the case in Antony and Cleopatra. From their declarations of love to their extravagant vocabularies, the audience is left without doubt that the two share an abiding, equal love. Antony's love "exceeds the boundaries of heaven and earth", his heart, so full of love "burst the buckles on his breast". He turns his back on duty for the love of a woman, and gives up his life to be with her in death. Cleopatra's subsequent suicide is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. Thus, Shakespeare's fluent dialogue and gift for descriptive language immortalize these figures and their love for one another.