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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra


by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Passion is especially important when it comes to decision-making in the play, decisions made in haste are often foolish or impermanent. Which theme is this? -> Choices
2. Cleopatra is unique as a woman in ___. -> Power
3. Characters in Antony and Cleopatra often have to choose between being loyal to their ideals and being loyal to their circumstances. Which theme is this? -> Betrayal
4. What is a political and personal force, one that impacts the desires of individuals in both realms? -> Religion
5. Antony’s downfall at the end of the play is a direct result of his loss of place. Which theme is this? -> Contrasting Regions