Why does Caesar condemn Antony for abandoning Rome?
Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer in order to live a decadent life by Cleopatra’s side. The news of his wife’s death and imminent battle pricks Antony’s sense of duty, and he feels compelled to return to Rome.
Why does ventidius refuse to push on into Parthia?
Ventidius, a Roman officer, was sent to fight the Parthians by Antony at the end of Act II, Scene 3. Sillus encourages Ventidius to make the most of his victory by returning home in triumph, but Ventidius refuses, noting that it is better not to appear too successful, lest he shame his commander, Antony, by comparison.
What happens in Act 4 of Antony and Cleopatra?
Summary: Act IV, scene vi Enobarbus receives the treasure and is overcome by guilt, realizing that he has become a common traitor. Deciding that he would rather die than fight against Antony, he declares himself a villain and goes to seek out a ditch in which to die.
How does Antony react to the news of Enobarbus’s desertion?
Enobarbus’ response to Anthony’s new resolve is cynical, cutting, and strangely light considering the gravity of the news. He seems to mock Cleopatra’s intense emotions, warning of what she’ll do when she hears news of Antony’s departure: “I have seen her die twenty times upon far poorer moment” (1.2. 143-4).
Where does enobarbus die?
Summary and Analysis Act IV: Scene 9 In a moving soliloquy, Enobarbus makes his final speech; he is a symbol of melancholy and madness, and he despairs that he deserted Antony. As he falls and dies, probably of self-inflicted wounds, the sentries go to him, thinking that he has merely fainted.
What happens in Act 5 of Antony and Cleopatra?
Cleopatra dies, and as Charmian straightens Cleopatra’s crown, which is sitting crooked, Caesar’s soldiers on guard come upon the scene only to witness Charmian die as she herself applies a poisonous snake to her person. Eventually, Caesar appears to behold the scene.