Antony and Cleopatra - Act 1 new

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Section 1

Question Answer
(1,1) "This dotage of our generals......o'erflows the measure" (Philo) uses language of measurement do describe Antony's excess.
(1,4) "Have glowed like......plated mars" (Philo) using imagery of gods to describe Antony's feats in battle.
(1,6) "Hath burst the buckles on his breast......reneges all temper" (Philo) describing Antony's excess.
(1,14) "If it be love indeed......tell me m how much" (Cleopatra) uses language of measurement, previously used by Philo.
(1,15) "There's beggary in the love......that can be reckoned" (Antony) rejects the Roman language of measurement.
(1,16) "I'll set a far to be beloved" (Cleopatra) applies a limit on Antony's love.
(1,18) "Grates me......the sum" (Antony), when he speaks to messenger, and return to the political sphere, adopts a more Roman style of speech.
(1,20) "Fulvia angry" (Cleopatra) mocks Antony.
(1,21) "If the scarce bearded Caesar have not sent......his powerful mandate to you" (Cleopatra)
(1,33) "Let Rome in Tiber melts, and the wide arch of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space......kingdoms are clay - our dungy earth alike feeds beast as man. The nobleness of life is to do thus" (Antony)
(1,38) "On pain of punishment, the world to weet......we stand up peerless" (Antony), intrestingly, does this 'on pain of punishment', and makes a contract, as if he has not fully left the political world.
(1,40) "Excellent falsehood, why did he......marry Fulvia, and not love her" (Cleopatra) mocks Antony after his powerful speech.
(1,42) "I'll seem the fool I am not......Antony will be himself" (Cleopatra) mocks Antony.
(1,44) "Now for the love of love, and her soft hours......lets not confound this time with conference harsh" (Antony) is nice to Cleopatra even after she has mocked him.
(1,48) "Hear the......ambassadors" (Cleopatra) manipulates Antony by ordering him to hear the ambassador who she told him to ignore earlier.
(1,49) "Fie wrangling queen! Whom everything becomes to chide, to laugh, to weep......whose every passion fully strive to make itseld, in thee, fair and admierd" (Antony) is aware of Cleopatra's "wrangling" ways but cannot help but admire her,
(1,57) "When he is not Antony he comes too short of that great property......which should still go with Antony" (Philo)
(1,59) "He approves......the common liar" (Demetrius)

Section 2

Question Answer
(2,4) "O, knew this husband, which, you say......must charge his horns with garlands" (Charmian) jokes about adultery.
(2,21) "You shall be more beloving than beloved"(Soothsayer)..."I had rather heatt me liver with drinking" (Charmian). Elizebetheans saw the liver as the seat of love. Charmian would rather destroy it than love without being loved in return.
(2,29) "You shall outlive the woman......whom you serve" (Soothsayer) to Charmian.
(2,30) "O excellent......I love long life better than figs" (Charmian) is ironic and foreboding.
(2,35) "If every one of your wished had a womb, and fertile every wish......a million" (Soothsayer) implies Charmian has many wishes.
(2,37) "Out fool! I forgive thee......for a witch" (Charmian) is offending by the soothsayer's implimication that she has many wishes.
(2,45) "Your fortunes......are alike" (Soothsayer) on the fates of Iras and Charmian.
(2,75) "A Roman thought......hath struck him" (Cleopatra) mocks Antony.
(2,79) "We will not look......upon him" (Cleopatra) wants to maanipulate Antony.
(2,86) "The nature of bad news......infects the teller" (Messenger) worries that Antony will be angered by the bad news he is bringing.
(2,87) "Tus thus, who tells me true, though in his tale lie death......I hear him as flattered" (Antony) values the honesty of the messenger.
(2.96) "Mince not the general tongue, name she is cold in Rome" (Antony) wants the truth from the Messenger,
(2,100) "O then we bring forth weeds whem our quick winds lie still......and our ills told us is as our earing" (Antony) uses agricultural imagery.
(2,108) "These strong Egyptian fetters I must break......before I lose myself in dotage" (Antony)
(2,114) "Thus I did desire it what our contempts doth often hurl from us......we wish it ours again" (Antony) on Fulvia's death. Is he showing the Roman characteristic of wanting what he cannot have.
(2,115) "The present pleasure by revolution lowering does become the opposite of itself......shes good being gone; the hand could pluck ger back that shoved her on" (Antony) argues that what pleases us now later displeaes; a cyclical view of history. Could this be unintentionally foreboding his own downfall.
(2,119) "I must from this enchanting queen......break off" (Antony)

Section 3

Question Answer
(3,4) "If you see him sad, say I am dancing......if in mirth report that I am sudden sick" (Cleopatra)
(3,10) "Thou teachest like a fool......the way to lose him" (Cleopatra) to Charmian.
(3,24) "O never was their mightily betrayed" (Cleopatra) to Antony, after hearing that he is going to Rome.
(3,38) "The greatest soldier of the turned the greatest liar" (Cleopatra) to Antony.
(3,63) "O most false love, where be the......sacred vials thou shouldst fill" (Cleopatra) to Antony.
(3,73) "My precious queen, forbear, and give true evidence to his love......which stands an honourable trial" (Antony) is still nice to Cleopatra, despite her manipulating him.
(3,78) "Play one more scene......of perfect dissembling" (Cleopatra) ironically accuses Antony of acting.
(3,82) "Now, by my......sword" (Antony) grows frustrated with Cleopatra.
(3,90) "O, my a very Antony" (Cleopatra) begins to appease Antony.
(3,99) "Therefore be my unpitied folly" (Cleopatra) to Antony at the end of the scene.

Section 4

Question Answer
(4,2) "It's not Caesar's natural hate our great competitor" (Caesar) with his characteristic ambiguity.
(4,8) "A man who is the abstract of......all faults that all men follow" (Caesar) on Antony.
(4,13) "His faults in him, seem as the spots in heaven...more fiery by the night's blackness" (Lepidus) is more forgiving of Antony.
(4,16) "You are too......indulgent" (Caesar) dismisses Lepidus.
(4,18) "To give a kingdom......for a mirth" (Caesar) on Antony.
(4,23) "When we do bear so great......weight in his lightness" (Caesar) blames Antony for his problems.
(4,34) "Every hour, most noble Caesar ......shalt thou have report how 'tis abroad" (Messenger) shows Caesar's intelligence network.
(4,44) "The common body, like a vagabond flag upon the stream, goes to and back......lackeying the varying tide to rot itself with the motion" (Caesar) shows his view on the common people.
(4,55) "Antony, leave thy......lascivious wassails" (Caesar) accuses Antony of indecent revelry.
(4,60) "Thou didst drink the stale of horse......and the gilded puddle which beasts did cough at" (Caesar) on Antony.
(4,69) "It wounds thine honour to speak it now......was borne so much like a soldier that thy cheek lanked that not" (Caesar) on Antony.

Section 5

Question Answer
(5,23) "The demi-Atlas of the earth......the arm and burgonet of men" (Cleopatra) on Antony.
(5,25) "Where's my serpent......of old Nile" (Cleopatra) wonders what Antony is saying.
(5,53) "O well-divided......disposition" (Cleopatra) is almost deluded.
(5,69) "The Valiant Caesar" (Charmian)//"By Isis. I will give the bloody teeth" (Cleopatra) banter with Charmian.
(5,77) "He'll have every day a greeting...... or i'll unpeople Egypt" (Cleopatra) is cray.