The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Egypt is represented by the natural world, and is contrasted to of the unnatural Roman world. Antony describes the wonders of the Nile that bring drought and lush harvests. Cleopatra meets Antony i...
Phallic and Yonic imagery, or everything you ever wanted to interpret sexually without seeming perverted
Swords feature prominently in the play as stand-ins for manhood, and they’re often linked to the sexual self. When Antony refers to Caesar being a wimp, he talks about how his sword was sheat...