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Antony and Cleopatra

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  1. Antony and Cleopatra Rome

  2. What is implied? Thy father, Pompey, would ne'er have made this treaty I will praise any man that will praise me You have been a great thief by sea If our eyes had authority, here they might take two thieves kissing All men's faces are true, whatsome'er their hands are There is never a fair woman has a true face

  3. Politics – what is implied? Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune He cannot weep't back again The policy of that purpose made more in the marriage than the love of the parties The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity Holy, cold, and still conversation He married but his occasion here

  4. Weak and strong men in politics What is suggested? Some o' their plants are ill-rooted already: the least wind I' the world will blow them down It raises the greater war between him and his discretion I had as lief have a reed that will do me no service than a partisan I could not heave To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in't, are the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully disaster the cheeks

  5. Honour and Betrayal What does this suggest? I have ever held my cap off to thy fortunes These quick-sands, Lepidus, keep off them, for you sink In me 'tis villainy; in thee't had been good service 'tis not my profit that does lead mine honour; mine honour it Repent that e'er thy tongue hath so betray'd thine act

  6. Differing philosophies What does this suggest about the characters? Be a child o' the time Possess it I had rather fast from all four days than drink so much in one Till that the conquering wine hath steep'd our sense in soft and gentle Lethe