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S: Heart of Darkness Chapter Summaries

1: Antony & Cleopatra By: William Shakespeare

3: CHARACTERS MARK ANTONY: TRUMVIR OCTAVIUS CAESAR: TRUMVIR CLEOPATRA: QUEEN OF EGYPT OCTAVIA: SISTER TO CAESAR AND WIFE TO ANTONY CHARIMAN AND IRAS: ATTENDANTS TO CLEOPATRA TAURUS: LIEUTENANT-GENERAL TO CAESAR CANIDIUS: LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ANTONY EUPHRONIUS: AMBASSADOR TO ANTONY AND CEASAR

5: MARK ANTONY BECOMES ONE OF THE THREE RULERS BETWEEN CAESAR, POMPEY, AND NOW HIMSELF. AS HE IS TO GO BACK TO HIS LOVE IN EGYPT, QUEEN CLEOPATRA, HIS EMPIRE HAS BEEN THREATENED BY A REBELLION OF SEXTUS POMPEY. ANTONY MARRIES OCTAVIA TO MAKE PEACE BETWEEN THE TWO EMPIRES OF HIS AND POMPEY, BUT AS A WAR BREAKS OUT HE TELLS HIS WIFE TO FLEE BACK TO THE EMPIRE. AS SHE FLEES BACK TO THE EMPIRE, HE FLEES TO EGYPT WHERE HIS REAL LOVE IS AT, CLEOPATRA.

7: CAESAR KNOWS THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON AND PUTS A WAR ON WITH CLEOPATRA AND ANTONY. CLEOPATRA RUNS BACK TO HER TOMB AND SENDS A MESSAGE TO ANTONY THAT SHE IS DEAD. ONCE HE GETS THE MESSAGE THE ONLY THING HE CAN THINK OF IS SUICIDE FOR HIMSELF. CLEOPATRA SEES THE HE HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE AND DECIDES TO COMMIT SUICIDE HERSELF. CAESAR ARRIVES AND SEE BOTH ARE DEAD AND DECIDES TO BURY THEM TOGTHER, AS THEY ARE LOVERS.

9: THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PLAY IS THE ONLY WAY THE TWO COULD BE TOGETHER FREELY, WAS COMMITTING SUICIDE. SETTING This setting was a war setting, full of romance and love.

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