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Majorie Rubright

Antony and Cleopatra- Important Quotes (For The soothsayer tells Antony that he should go to Egypt but Antony goes because of the lust and desire that passage Identification component) draws him there, not because he was told to. Themes: female body, gender roles and power, ANTONY Race, duty, love, betrayal, contrasting regions Canidius, we (Rome & Egypt) Will fight with him by sea. Characters: Mark Antony, Queen Cleopatra, CLEOPATRA Pompey jr aka Sextus Pompieus, Menas and By sea! What else? Menecrates (allies & pirates of sextus), Lepidus, CANIDIUS Why will my lord do so? Octavius Ceaser, Octavia, Domitius (loyal friend of Mark), Fulvia (Antony’s wife), Eros (loyal to Antony, ANTONY For that he dares us to't. kills himself instead of obeying Antony’s order to kill him), Demetrius and Philo (friends of Antony & Antony’s ships are weaker than Caesar’s, and this fight Roman soldiers), Charmian & Iras (Cleopatra’s loyal is a risk, but Caesar has dared him to fight at sea so his attendants) && Julius Ceaser mentioned here and pride won’t let him back down. there CLEOPATRA  Roman empire ruled by 3 men known as Is Antony or we in fault for this? ENOBARBUS Triumvirs: Antony only, that would make his will o Mark Antony, Lepidus, Octavius Lord of his reason. What though you fled Ceaser From that great face of war, whose several ranges Frighted each other? Why should he follow? Quotes: The itch of his affection should not then CLEOPATRA Have nick'd his captainship, at such a point, [Looking for Antony] He was dispos'd to mirth; but on When half to half the world oppos'd, he being the sudden The mered question. 'Twas a shame no less A Roman thought hath struck him. Enobarbus! Than was his loss, to course your flying flags ENOBARBUS And leave his navy gazing. Madam? Enobarus= angry at Antony for letting his passion over CLEOPATRA rule his reason yet again. Seek him, and bring him hither. Where's Alexas? ALEXAS Antony: But stirr'd by Cleopatra. Here, at your service. My lord approaches. Now, for the love of Love and her soft hours, Enter ANTONY, with a MESSENGER and attendants Let's not confound the time with conference harsh: CLEOPATRA There's not a minute of our lives should stretch We will not look upon him. Go with us. Without some pleasure now. What sport tonight? Cleo is upset because she can’t find Antony who CAESAR was in a good mood before he thought of Rome You may see, Lepidus, and henceforth know, It is not Caesar's natural vice to hate ANTONY Our great competitor. From Alexandria I will to Egypt; This is the news: he fishes, drinks, and wastes And though I make this marriage for my peace, The lamps of night in revel; is not more manlike I' th' East my pleasure lies. Than Cleopatra, nor the queen of Ptolemy POMPEY More womanly than he; Let's ha't, good soldier. ANTONY ALEXAS Come, let's all take hands, 'Good friend,' quoth he Till that the conquering wine hath steep'd our sense 'Say the firm Roman to great Egypt sends In soft and delicate Lethe. This treasure of an oyster; at whose foot, To mend the petty present, I will piece CAESAR Her opulent throne with kingdoms. All the East, Contemning Rome, he has done all this and more Say thou, shall call her mistress.' In Alexandria. Here's the manner of't: I' th' market-place, on a tribunal silver'd, ENOBARBUS: I will tell you. Cleopatra and himself in chairs of gold The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Were publicly enthron'd; at the feet sat Caesarion, whom they call my father's son, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that And all the unlawful issue that their lust The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Since then hath made between them. Unto her Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made He gave the stablishment of Egypt; made her The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, Of lower Syria, Cyprus, Lydia, Absolute queen. It beggar'd all description. She did lie MAECENAS In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold, of tissue, This in the public eye? O'erpicturing that Venus where we see CAESAR The fancy out-work nature. On each side her I' th' common show-place, where they exercise. Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, His sons he there proclaim'd the kings of kings: With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem Great Media, Parthia, and Armenia, To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, He gave to Alexander; to Ptolemy he assign'd And what they undid did Syria, Cilicia, and Phoenicia. She POMPEY In th' habiliments of the goddess Isis This is not yet an Alexandrian feast. That day appear'd; and oft before gave audience, As 'tis reported, so. ANTONY It ripens towards it. Strike the vessels, ho! CLEOPATRA Here's to Caesar! Our lamp is spent, it's out! Good sirs, take heart. CAESAR I could well forbear't. We'll bury him; and then, what's brave, what's noble, Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, It's monstrous labour when I wash my brain And make death proud to take us. And it grows fouler. ANTONY CLEOPATRA Be a child o' th' time. Shall they hoist me up, CAESAR And show me to the shouting varletry Possess it, I'll make answer. Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt But I had rather fast from all four days Be gentle grave unto me! Rather on Nilus' mud Than drink so much in one. Lay me stark-nak'd, and let the water-flies ENOBARBUS Blow me into abhorring! Rather make [To ANTONY] Ha, my brave emperor! My country's high pyramides my gibbet, Shall we dance now the Egyptian Bacchanals And hang me up in chains! And celebrate our drink? MAECENAS ANTONY Now Antony must leave her utterly. Fare thee well, dame, whate'er becomes of me. ENOBARBUS This is a soldier's kiss. Rebukeable, Never! He will not. And worthy shameful check it were, to stand Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale On more mechanic compliment; I'll leave thee Her infinite variety. Other women cloy Now like a man of steel. The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies; for vilest things CLEOPATRA Become themselves in her, that the holy priests O, never was there queen So mightily betray'd! Yet at the first Bless her when she is riggish. MAECENAS I saw the treasons planted. ANTONY If beauty, wisdom, modesty, can settle The heart of Antony, Octavia is Cleopatra- A blessed lottery to him CLEOPATRA Why should I think you can be mine and true, ENOBARBUS Though you in swearing shake the throned gods, [Aside to AGRIPPA] Will Caesar weep? Who have been false to Fulvia? Riotous madness, AGRIPPA To be entangled with those mouth-made vows, [Aside to ENOBARBUS] He has a cloud in's face. Which break themselves in swearing! ENOBARBUS CLEOPATRA [Aside to AGRIPPA] He were the worse for that, were he a So Fulvia told me. I prithee turn aside and weep for her; horse; So is he, being a man. Then bid adieu to me, and say the tears AGRIPPA Belong to Egypt. Good now, play one scene Of excellent dissembling, and let it look [Aside to ENOBARBUS] Why, Enobarbus, When Antony found Julius Caesar dead, Like perfect honour. He cried almost to roaring; and he wept LEPIDUS When at Philippi he found Brutus slain. I must not think there are ENOBARBUS Evils enow to darken all his goodness. [Aside to AGRIPPA] That year, indeed, he was troubled His faults, in him, seem as the spots of heaven, with a rheum; More fiery by night's blackness; hereditary What willingly he did confound he wail'd, Rather than purchas'd; what he cannot change Believe't- till I weep too. Than what he chooses. SOLDIER Lepidus is much too loyal for his own good which By Hercules, I think I am i' th' right. ultimately lets Ceaser have the power to betray him CANIDIUS. Soldier, thou art; but his whole action grows CHARMIAN Not in the power on't. So our leader's led, And we are women's men. The valiant Caesar! CLEOPATRA Canidius regrets that Antony’s actions don’t stem from By Isis, I will give thee bloody teeth the source of his own power, but the power of the If thou with Caesar paragon again woman that leads him. To be led by another’s power is My man of men. a weakness. Further, as they are led by a woman’s CHARMIAN power (which was thought of as weaker than a man’s) By your most gracious pardon, I sing but after you. CLEOPATRA Kneel down, kneel down, and wonder. My salad days, AGRIPPA When I was green in judgment, cold in blood, Both he loves. To say as I said then ENOBARBUS They are his shards, and he their beetle. CAESAR Say not so, Agrippa. Talks about how Lepidius’ loyalty to both Antony and If Cleopatra heard you, your reproof Ceaser is his weakness as they are both enemies. Were well deserv'd of rashness. ANTONY ANTONY Come, sir, come; I am not married, Caesar. Let me hear Agrippa further speak. I'll wrestle with you in my strength of love. Look, here I have you; thus I let you go, Agrippa advises Antony marry Octavia & Caesar points And give you to the gods out that Antony’s love is devoted to Cleopatra., Antony emotionally abandons Cleo, and says he’s not married OCTAVIA A more unhappy lady, to her. He betrays their love, by being more loyal to Rome and his own political advantage than to love. If this division chance, ne'er stood between, Praying for both parts. ENOBARBUS The good gods will mock me presently I think so too. But you shall find the band that seems When I shall pray 'O, bless my lord and husband!' to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler Undo that prayer by crying out as loud of 'O, bless my brother!' Husband win, win brother, their amity: Octavia is of a holy, cold, and still Prays, and destroys the prayer; no mid-way conversation. 'Twixt these extremes at all. MENAS Who would not have his wife so? SCARUS She once being loof'd, ENOBARBUS Not he that himself is not so; which is Mark Antony. He The noble ruin of her magic, Antony, will to his Egyptian dish again; then shall the sighs of Claps on his sea-wing, and, like a doting mallard, Leaving the fight in height, flies after her. Octavia blow the fire up in Caesar, and, as I said before, that I never saw an action of such shame; Experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before which is the strength of their amity shall prove the immediate Did violate so itself. author of Different worlds. World of domestic love for a woman their variance. Antony will use his affection where it is; and world of males at war can’t overlap. he married but his occasion here. CANIDIUS Had our general Talk about how Antony won’t be able to remain loyal to Been what he knew himself, it had gone well. Octivia as he would be to Cleo O, he has given example for our flight Most grossly by his own! ENOBARBUS But he loves Caesar best. Yet he loves Antony. THIDIAS Hoo! hearts, tongues, figures, scribes, bards, poets, He knows that you embrace not Antony cannot As you did love, but as you fear'd him. Think, speak, cast, write, sing, number- hoo!- CLEOPATRA His love to Antony. But as for Caesar, O! THIDIAS There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. The scars upon your honour, therefore, he Does pity, as constrained blemishes, CLEOPATRA Not as deserv'd. I'll set a bourn how far to be belov'd. CLEOPATRA ANTONY He is a god, and knows Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new earth. What is most right. Mine honour was not yielded, But conquer'd merely. CHARMIAN ENOBARBUS Madam, methinks, if you did love him dearly, You do not hold the method to enforce [Aside] To be sure of that, I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leaky The like from him. CLEOPATRA That we must leave thee to thy sinking, for Thy dearest quit thee. What should I do I do not? CHARMIAN Cleo believes the words of Thidias and betrays antony’s In each thing give him way; cross him in nothing. love for a moment CLEOPATRA Thou teachest like a fool- the way to lose him. ENOBARBUS I am alone the villain of the earth, CLEOPATRA And feel I am so most. O Antony, Not now to hear thee sing; I take no pleasure Thou mine of bounty, how wouldst thou have paid In aught an eunuch has. 'Tis well for thee My better service, when my turpitude That, being unseminar'd, thy freer thoughts Thou dost so crown with gold! This blows my heart. May not fly forth of Egypt. Hast thou affections? If swift thought break it not, a swifter mean CLEOPATRA Shall outstrike thought; but thought will do't, I feel. I fight against thee? No! I will go seek O Charmian, Where think'st thou he is now? Stands he or sits he? Some ditch wherein to die; the foul'st best fits My latter part of life Or does he walk? or is he on his horse? O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony! ANTONY Do bravely, horse; for wot'st thou whom thou mov'st? Triple-turn'd whore! 'tis thou The demi-Atlas of this earth, the arm Hast sold me to this novice; and my heart And burgonet of men. Makes only wars on thee. Bid them all fly; For when I am reveng'd upon my charm, AGRIPPA I have done all. To hold you in p
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