Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Summary
Analysis
Elsewhere nearby Actium, Octavius gives military orders to his commander Taurus, telling him not to strike by land until “we have done at sea.” He gives Taurus a scroll with precise instructions for the battle.
Octavius gives Taurus particular instructions for their strategy in battle. His plans appear to be governed by reason, not by emotions like Antony’s may be.
Themes
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