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February 22, 2006

Antony and Cleopatra acts 1 and 2

I kind of got annoyed of Cleopatra. From the way I see it she was this beautiful exotically looking woman (which yes I know she can't help) that made all the men weak in the knees. She reminded of those girls in school that want attention but don't want to give anything back.

The onyl way I oppose that is when she shows her love for Antony so obviously.

"Why should I think you can be mine and true,
Though you in swearing shake the throned gods,
Whos have been false to Fulvia? Riotous madness,
To be entangles with those mout-made vows,
Which break themselves in swearing!

I felt here that she was jealous in a way of Fulvia. She loves Antony so much. It's like one of those situations where girl loves man, man loves other girl so first girl can't have man.

"Horrible villain! or I'll spurn thine eyes,
Like balls before me; I'll unhair thy head"

Cleopatra learns that Fulvia died later on in Act 1 and that he married Octavia. I think once again she is jealous and envious of Octavia. She wants to be with him so bad that she wants to spurn eyes out and unhair a head. I know when I read this for the first time I thought she was a little crazy but I think she is just so in love with him that the craziness comes out.

Posted by DanielleMeyer at February 22, 2006 12:48 AM


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