Antony and Cleopatra

by

William Shakespeare

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Antony and Cleopatra: Act 4, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary
Analysis
Speaking with Maecenas and Agrippa, Octavius mocks Antony’s challenge of single-handed combat. He plans to fight “the last of many battles” tomorrow to defeat Antony at last.
Octavius discards the idea of playing into Antony’s hands by dueling him, preferring to form his own plan to defeat Antony in battle.
Themes
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