Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra Act 4, Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Summary
Analysis
The next day, Antony prepares to fight Octavius at sea. He tells Scarus that he would willingly “fight i’ the fire or i’ the air.” He tells Scarus that he will have his land forces placed on some hills from where they can see the movements of Octavius’ navy.
While he has seemed at times weakened by the luxuries of Egypt, Antony here acts like a brave Roman general, and strategizes for the upcoming battle.
Themes
Love, Pleasure, and Decadence Theme Icon
Strategy, Manipulation, and Power Theme Icon
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