Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, and we are for the dark.
 William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Antony and Cleopatra
Topic fate darkness
Date 1623
Language English
Reference Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene 2
Note Written between 1603 and 1607 Iras line

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master Antony is dead and Caesar has defeated Cleopatra and wants to take her with him. Iras, faithful servant of the Queen of Egypt, then makes it clear to her sovereign that the happy days of their life are over, and that the times to come will be difficult to bear.
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