Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods detest my baseness.
 William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Antony and Cleopatra
Topic death honour disgrace
Date 1623
Language English
Reference Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene 14
Note Written between 1603 and 1607 Antony line

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master After Antony's military fiasco, Cleopatra made Antony believe that she was dead, hoping to calm his anger and win his heart back. But the result is not as expected: on the contrary, Antony falls into depressed mood, and imagines that the gods must despise the state in which he finds himself.
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