| Quote #7
Enobarbus dies with his friend’s name on his lips, lamenting the wrong he has done to Antony. Enobarbus regrets what he has done to Antony, but that he could do it breaks his heart. Most importantly, he recognizes that his regret and repentance will not absolve him or change the past. For his personal friendship, he wishes Antony to know he’s sorry. For the world, though, he’d rather bear the mark of a traitor, so everyone can know the depth of his crime. Here, Enobarbus proves he’s aware that no amount of regret he feels can outweigh the sorrow he’s caused.
| Quote #8
Only on hearing of Cleopatra’s death does Antony repent the rage he felt against her. Death moves Antony the way life could not, and against his reason, he follows his passion to chase after Cleopatra even in death.
| Quote #9
Caesar seems to try to clear himself of blame. Is this motivated by his actual knowledge of his own hand in Antony’s death, or does he feel compelled by other reasons?